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Native American Studies

Resources to assist in the study of Native American Nations' art, culture and traditions.

What's in This Guide

Learn About a Topic

Search print and electronic reference sources for information on a topic.

Articles & more

Search for scholarly articles in the Library's databases. 

Books & more

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Web Sources

This page provides links to useful websites related to Native American studies.

General Info

Native American Studies at Rogers State University is governed by the Department of Fine Arts.

Your courses and research interests may span several disciplines, however.  

We are here when you need help!

Native American Studies -- like all research topics -- will benefit from alternative search terms in any search tool you use.

Librarians can assist you with any of the following strategies, as the approach may vary by resource.

In addition to "Native American" you may also with to try the following terms:

American Indian

  • If you use only "Indian,"  you can reduce false hits by removing results with words such as "Asia."

Indigenous Peoples

  • Start with "indigenous" then add additional search terms.

First Nations - Canada or Aboriginal - Australia and New Zealand

  • If you are interested in indigenous populations in other parts of the world you may need to use both websites and background resources to find information on the typical phrases used to identify those populations.  This may also vary by historical period.

Tribal / National affiliation - Cherokee, Kiowa, Hopi, etc.

  • Some tribes or groups will have more than one search term as well: "Muscogee" as well as "Creek" or "Navajo" as well as "Diné."  Background research is essential.
  • Some tribal groups are not officially recognized by the Federal government, or their history has been obscured in some way.  An example might be the Euchee (Yuchi).  These can be tricky research topics, even for experts.  Library staff can work with you to create research strategies in these cases!

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