National American Indian and
Alaska Native Heritage Month: November

A selected electronic bibliography

Compiled by the Wirtz Labor Library Staff
U.S. Department of Labor

Alaska Native Heritage Center
If you would like to explore the education and culture of Alaska Natives, you should plan to visit this museum located in Northeast Anchorage, Alaska. The Center is a gathering place to celebrate, perpetuate, and share Alaska Native cultures. The website includes links to the Center's Alaska Native artists and their works, and provides several educational opportunities.

National Congress of American Indians
Since 1944, the National Congress of American Indians has been working to inform the public and Congress on the governmental rights of American Indians and Alaska Natives. Current issues include promoting Indian education, protection of cultural resources and enhancement of Indian health care.

National Indian Education Association
The oldest and largest Indian eduction association representing American Indian, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiian educators and students.

National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI)
This new Smithsonian Institution museum helps foster, protect, and promote understanding of Native American cultures. The site has links to NMAI's vast collections that include intricate wood and stone carvings, masks from the Northwest Coast of North America, 18th Century materials from the Southeastern United States, and materials of spiritual significance. The new National Museum of the American Indian opened to the public in September 2004.

Native American Authors
The Internet Public Library is a wonderful site that provides links to Native American authors and their works. The index is searchable by author, title or tribe. The site leads you into a world of literature created by Native Americans and is a good resource for teachers and parents. It also links to various online resources including interviews, online texts, and tribal websites.

Native American Constitution and Law Digitization Project
This site provides legal information on Native Americans and laws. The Native American Constitution and Laws Digitization Project is an effort to coordinate and provide information on treaties and laws, and provide access to constitutions and other legal documents. The documents are placed online with the permission of the individual tribes, or are in the public domain.

Native American Nations
This section of the native culture site furnishes links to the actual tribal websites, if available. If a tribal site is not available, there are other links to information on the given tribe. The site also furnishes a list of federally recognized tribes and their web pages.

Native American Rights Fund (NARF)
Founded in 1970, the Native American Rights Fund (NARF) is the oldest and largest nonprofit law firm dedicated to asserting and defending the rights of Indian tribes, organizational and individuals nationwide.

This unique web site focuses on the technology of Native Americans. Visitors to the site may explore Native American skills from beadwork to stonework and tools. The site has a wealth of information that is fun and instructive

The Oneida Indian Nation
Much of the culture and history of the Oneida Nation can be researched through this web site. The Oneida Nation, located in the state of New York, is one of the original members of the Iroquois Confederacy. This site provides links to the Oneida Land claim, a brief history of the Oneida Nation, and a territory map.

United States: Native Americans (Law Library of Congress)
Anyone who seeks information on treaties, laws, or legal matters pertaining to Native Americans can locate that material on this Library of Congress site. The Library of Congress provides access to information on topics ranging from Indian laws and treaties to the Code of Federal Regulations covering Indian affairs. This is a very good access point for Native Americans and researchers.

WWW Virtual Library - American Indians
A comprehensive site that includes many links of both current and historical interest. The site is a virtual index to topics from the current elections to information on health matters for Native Americans.