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
- Additional Indigenous Research Guides
- 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.
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.
Reconstructing the Native South: American Indian Literature and the Lost Cause by Critically Sovereign traces the ways in which gender is inextricably a part of Indigenous politics and U.S. and Canadian imperialism and colonialism. The contributors show how gender, sexuality, and feminism work as co-productive forces of Native American and Indigenous sovereignty, self-determination, and epistemology. Several essays use a range of literary and legal texts to analyze the production of colonial space, the biopolitics of "Indianness," and the collisions and collusions between queer theory and colonialism within Indigenous studies. Others address the U.S. government's criminalization of traditional forms of Diné marriage and sexuality, the Iñupiat people's changing conceptions of masculinity as they embrace the processes of globalization, Hawai'i's same-sex marriage bill, and stories of Indigenous women falling in love with non-human beings such as animals, plants, and stars. Following the politics of gender, sexuality, and feminism across these diverse historical and cultural contexts, the contributors question and reframe the thinking about Indigenous knowledge, nationhood, citizenship, history, identity, belonging, and the possibilities for a decolonial future. Contributors. Jodi A. Byrd, Joanne Barker, Jennifer Nez Denetdale, Mishuana Goeman, J. K?haulani Kauanui, Melissa K. Nelson, Jessica Bissett Perea, Mark RifkinISBN: 9786613432056Publication Date: 2011