About this guide

This guide is a curated selection of databases, research journals, Harvard collections, and more all related to Native American and Indigenous Studies. These resources are broken into the following categories:

  • Indigenous Databases
  • Indigenous Research Journals and Publications
  • Indigenous and Indigenous-related Harvard Collections and Projects
  • Indigenous Film and Performing Arts
  • Indigenous Health Resources
  • Indigenous STEM Resources
  • Local Indigenous Cultural Centers
  • Indigenous Protocols for Research
    • Indigenous Citation and Style Methods
  • General Research

If users believe there are relevant collections or materials missing from this guide, please let the guide author know as this guide is a continual work in progress.

Julie Fiveash, the Librarian for American Indigenous Studies, will be holding drop-in office hours during Fall 2022. Drop-in with questions about Indigenous research every second and fourth Friday from 11am - 1pm.

The guide author also has a quarterly newsletter on current Native American and Indigenous studies events and resources at Harvard and beyond.

This guide would like to acknowledge that Harvard University is located on the traditional and ancestral land of the Massachusett, the original inhabitants of what is now known as Boston and Cambridge. We pay respect to the people of the Massachusett Tribe, past and present, and honor the land itself which remains sacred to the Massachusett People.

Additionally, between 1636 and 1783, more than 70 individuals were enslaved by Harvard leaders, faculty, and staff. May we honor their memory, and the memory of all the enslaved women, men, and children whose labor generated wealth that helped create the Harvard we know today.

Additional information on land acknowledgements and Harvard's history of slavery can be read on the Native Governance Center, HUNAP's Acknowledgement of Land and People statement, and Harvard's Legacy with Slavery Report.

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