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COVID-19 Resources for Indigenous Peoples

This page is a starting point for ASU students primarily, and the wider community seeking Indigenous-centric resources and tribal perspectives on COVID-19 (novel coronavirus).

Articles and Books

The Influenza Epidemic of 1918-1920 among the Navajos

In this article, the experience of the 1918 influenza among the Navajos is organized according to risk factors gleaned from studies of the pandemic among other Indigenous populations. We proceed from a review of these risk factors to a description of the 1918 influenza on the Navajo reservation, drawing on both Navajo and non- Navajo sources. We conclude with a reassessment of influenza- related mortality on the reservation, adjusting early published official figures to reflect later data.

The ASU Library acknowledges the twenty-three Native Nations that have inhabited this land for centuries. Arizona State University's four campuses are located in the Salt River Valley on ancestral territories of Indigenous peoples, including the Akimel O’odham (Pima) and Pee Posh (Maricopa) Indian Communities, whose care and keeping of these lands allows us to be here today. ASU Library acknowledges the sovereignty of these nations and seeks to foster an environment of success and possibility for Native American students and patrons. We are advocates for the incorporation of Indigenous knowledge systems and research methodologies within contemporary library practice. ASU Library welcomes members of the Akimel O’odham and Pee Posh, and all Native nations to the Library.