These secondary sources offer a broad look at the history of Natives in North America.
The University of Houston’s Digital History outlines Native American history from prehistoric times to the 20th century. It provides first-hand accounts of Indians, explorers and government officials, as well as other primary source material organized chronologically.
NativeWeb offers information from and about indigenous nations, peoples, and organizations around the world.
Exhibits and Collections
These Web sites offer collections of documents, photographs, artifacts and other primary source material with descriptions explaining their historical importance.
The Smithsonian Institution has a wide variety of Native American exhibitions and collections located in its American Indian Museum and its American History Museum
The University of Washington Libraries’ American Indians of the Pacific Northwest Collection contains photographs and government reports relating to Northwest tribes. It also feature essays written in the Pacific Northwest Quarterly and University of Washington publications.
The Native American Experience is a collection of photographs compiled by California State University, Long Beach professor Troy Johnson, who explains the significance of each.
The American Native Press Archives is a collection of writings by Native Americans from 1772 to the present. It includes secondary accounts and witness testimony of historical events, such as the Trail of Tears, as well as poetry and fiction writing,
Legal and Government Documents
These archives provide the laws, treaties, executive orders and other documents that shaped the role of Indian tribes in the United States.
Indian Affairs: Laws and Treaties is a seven-volume collection of laws, treaties and executive orders regarding Native Americans between 1778 and 1970.
The Native American Constitution and Law Digitization Project is a collection created by the University of Oklahoma Law Center and the National Indian Law Library (NILL) that includes Native American constitutions, tribal codes and other legal documents.