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American Indigenous Studies Resources

Indigenous and Indigenous-related Harvard Collections and Projects

This section pulls together collections and projects across Harvard that either highlight Indigenous materials or contains a significant number of related materials.  Please feel free to contact the resource guide author to add any relevant projects.

This guide will help you get started with your research on legal issues relating to Native Americans, Alaska Natives and other peoples indigenous to North America.

An ongoing digitization project to digitize approximately 700,00 pages of all known archival and manuscript materials in the Harvard Library that relate to 17th- and 18th-century North America.

The Harvard Project aims to understand and foster the conditions under which sustained, self-determined social and economic development is achieved among American Indian nations. Ran in collaboration with the Native Nations Institute for Leadership, Management, and Policy at the University of Arizona.

The program at Harvard dedicated to the development, achievement, and impact of American Indian, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian, and other Indigenous students at Harvard. Provides resources and community outreach to Indigenous peoples on campus.

A brief history of the Harvard Indian College from Our Beloved Kin: A New History of King Philip’s War by Lisa Brooks.

Each semester HUNAP puts together a listing of courses on Indigenous topics that are being taught by either HUNAP Faculty or other faculty across campus. This page is updated each semester to reflect current offerings.

A resource guide of missionary records available in Harvard and beyond. Includes links to databases and other libraries with extensive missionary records.

A selection of objects from the Harvard Art Museums’ Collections that aims to elevate the voices and perspectives of Indigenous peoples in the modern United States.  Assembled by the Ho Family Student Guides and in collaboration with the Harvard University Native American Program (HUNAP).

Harvard’s anthropology museum, known for its extensive collections of archeological and ethnographic materials from around the world.

An online form to request additional access to materials relating to your research interests.

Free online resource dedicated to summarizing and promoting research publications on diversity, racial equity, and antiracist organizational change in private, public, and non-profit firms and entities.

Online Zotero catalog dedicated to cataloging materials in the Special Collections Library at Tozzer.