Native American Studies Resources

Drawing by Thom Little Moon

Below are various resources to access Native American Studies materials on the Internet. For Lakota/Dakota language and culture resources see this


Painting by Standing Rock artist Duane Tikanye

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Resources for Information on treaties between the United States, various colonial powers and American Indian nations.

Documents Relating to the Negotiation of Ratified and Unratified Treaties with Various Indian Tribes 1801-1869
Includes a collection of ephemera surrounding treaties such as: instructions to treaty commissioners, reports, letters and in some cases treaties.

Early Recognized Treaties with the American Indian Nations
A companion to Kappler that provides access to treaties between American Indian nations and colonizers between 1722 and 1805.

Kappler’s Indian Affairs Laws and Treaties
The classic resource for accessing American Indian treaties online. Contains treaties, laws and executive orders pertaining to American Indian tribes.

Treaty of Fort Laramie 1851

Sioux Treaty of 1868

United States Papers regarding Indian Affairs
Legislative and executive documents dealing with Indian Affairs from 1789-1838.

Treaty Between the United States and the Two Kettles Band of  Dakota or Sioux Indians 1866

Treaty Between the United States and the Yanktonai Band of Dakota or Sioux Indians 1865

Research Databases and Finding Aids           


Artwork by student from the Kenel Farm School in Kenel South Dakota 1895 (Sitting Bull College Archive)

All resources below are available on campus through any Sitting Bull College network. For remote and off campus access contact Sitting Bull College Library for a user name and password if applicable.

Full text access to the journals of the American Anthropolical Association (available at this link on Sitting Bull College campus)

Carlisle Indian School Digital Resource Center

An online database and search tool for accessing documents, student files, publications, photographs and other items concerning the Carlisle Indian Boarding School in Pennsylvania

Decolonization: Indigeneity, Education and Society

Peer-reviewed, online open access journal committed to supporting and advancing decolonization scholarship, practice, and activism within and, more importantly, beyond and against, the academy.

Ella Deloria Archive
A full text collection of the papers and documents of Ella Deloria

Native American Ethnobotany Database from the University of Michigan
A searchable database of “Foods, Drugs, Dyes and Fibers of Native American Peoples, Derived from Plants.”

National Archives: American Indian Records

A guided search tool for accessing records from the U.S. National Archives

UCLA Language Materials Project Database Lakota Language Special Collections

Vine Deloria Papers Guide from Yale University

Special Collections

Index to James E. Emery Recordings
Index to a collection of over three hundred CD recordings of traditional Lakota stories, music and history recorded by James E. Emery in the 1950’s through the 1970’s. This collection is available at Sitting Bull College Library.

George Bushotter Papers

Sitting Bull College Library is a repository for digital copies of the 3,500 pages of Lakota texts produced by George Bushotter in conjunction with James O. Dorsey courtesey of the Smithsonian Anthropological Archives.  The texts relate hundreds of Lakota stories in the contemporary language of the  1880s. Texts can be accessed by visiting the library, but are also available from the Smithsonian online catalog here

Francis Densmore Recordings

In the early 20th century, Francis Densmore visited Standing Rock and made 260 recordings of music. This music is accessible by visiting Sitting Bull College Library courtesey of the Library of Congress. A full description and list from  can be found here, but also in Teton Sioux Music

Selected Resources

American Indian Film Gallery

“The American Indian Film Gallery (AIFG) is an online collection of more than 450 historic films by and about Native peoples of the Americas, compiled and digitized by historian J. Fred MacDonald over many years.  These films range in date from 1925-2010. Most date to the so-called Golden Age of educational filmmaking, from 1945 to the rise of consumer-grade video equipment in the 1970s.  Many of the films from that period were sponsored by industry or governmental agencies. Others were made by independent educational filmmakers.” (AIFG homepage)

Custer Died For Your Sins by Vine Deloria Jr. in full-text

Make Prayers to the Raven film

A five part film series that details the traditional practices of the Koyukon people of Alaska

The Life in the Bear

The Passage of Gifts

The Bible and the Distant Time

The Forest of Eyes

Grandpa Joe’s Country

  Web Resources

Traditional Animal Foods of Indigenous Peoples of Northern North America

This web publication has the purpose to describe and to reference the published literature on traditional animal foods known and used by Indigenous Peoples of northern North America.

American Indians in Children’s Literature

A blog by Dr. Debbie Reese that reviews children’s materials with Native American content and provides insightful critical commentary on depictions of American Indians in children’s books.


Standing Rock children husking corn around 1940 (Wikimedia Commons via NARA)

Full Text of a 1934-1945 BIA Publication “Indians At Work”

This work details much of the work of what was known as the “Indian Civilian Conservation Corps” during the Great Depression.

Historical Trauma and Cultural Healing Articles List

These journal articles relate to historical trauma, also sometimes referred to as intergenerational trauma, transgenerational trauma, or post traumatic slavery disorder in the professional literature base. Broad survey articles along with those focused on historical trauma in African American, American Indian and Canadian First Nations, Armenian, Australian Aboriginal, Burundian, Cambodian Refugee, Caribbean and Caribbean American, Central and South American, Hmong American, Holocaust, Japanese American, Korean American, Latino American, Middle Eastern, Northern Ireland, Refugee, South African, Southeast Asian, War Veteran, and West African contexts are included. This list is offered as a supplemental resource to the video series located at .


Research Published by Sitting Bull College Faculty, Staff and Alumni.

The Path to Leadership for Native American Women at North Dakota Tribal Colleges by Dr. Koreen Ressler



Native American Oral Traditions: Collaboration and Interpretation 


U.S. commissioners and Lakota leaders in Washington D.C. 1888 (Library of Congress)


Little Eagle baseball team around 1936 (Wikimedia Commons via NARA)















Hides on frames among trees-The Bay-sm - Copy

All resources below are available on campus through any Sitting Bull College network. For remote and off campus access contact Sitting Bull College Library for a user name and password if applicable.

One of the world’s most trusted sources for academic content. A wide variety of sources on Lakota language and culture as well as other scholarly linguistic sources.