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American Indian Studies

This page is a starting point for all students researching American Indian issues. This guide is created by the Labriola National American Indian Data Center.

Article Databases

Cherokee Language Online Database

Bibles and Hymnals

The following bibliography lists reference material dealing with Native American languages which is available in the Labriola National American Indian Data Center in the University Libraries. It is not comprehensive, but rather a selective list of resources useful for developing language and vocabulary skills, and/or researching a variety of topics dealing with Native North American languages. Additional material may be found using the ASU Online Catalog and the Arizona Southwest Index. 



Bilingual Education and Curriculum

The Center has an extensive collection of curriculum and beginning level reading materials, as well as materials on developing classroom language curriculum and classroom language activities. Much of the Center's education and curriculum material can be found through a search in the Arizona Indian Index. To locate call numbers search the Index using such key word combinations as "Indians of North America" and "Bilingual Education," "Teachers and Teaching," "Curriculum," "Education Programs," or simply "Education." For example, to search the ASU Library online catalog and the Arizona Indian Index for information regarding

Native American curriculum, use key words as follows:




To search for information regarding education for a specific group of people, use the name of the language and "curriculum" as follows:




A sample of our bilingual education and curriculum material follows:

Culture, History and Language

The Labriola Center has material on American Indian language patterns, the association between language and culture, language survival, loss, and renewal.

Dictionaries and Grammar Books

The Labriola Center collects dictionaries and grammar books for a variety of Native American languages. Some of the dictionaries include native language-to-English, others English-to-native language, and some are brief vocabularies. To locate the call numbers for these volumes, search the ASU Library online catalog using the name of the language and "dictionary" as follows:


 For grammar books, use the name of the language with "grammar" or, as a separate search, "language" as follows:




 Some languages represented are:

 Ahtna Athabaskan; Alabama; Aleut; Akwesasne Mohawk; Algonquian (Algonkin, Algonquin); Blackfoot; Cahuilla; Central Yupik (Alaska Eskimos); Cherokee; Cheyenne; Chickasaw; Chinook; Chippewa; Choctaw (Chahta); Chukchi; Comanche; Cree; Crow; Cupeño; Dakota; Delaware; Diegueno; Hopi; Hualapai; Iroquois; Kickapoo; Kiowa; Koasti; Lakota; Lushootseed (Puget Salish, Skagit-Nisqually, Snuqualmi); Menominee; Micmac; Muncey (Munsee); Navajo; Nez Perce; Nisenan (a Maidu language); North Slope Inupiaq; Nuxalk; Ojibway (Ojibwa, Ojibwe); Oneida; Papago; Passamaquoddy; Pima; Saanich, North Straits Salish; Sarcee; Siberian Yupik Eskimo

English as a Second Language (ESL)

Additional material can be found on the Arizona Indian Index using such key words as "Indians of North America" and "ESL" or "English as a second language."

Guides and Handbooks

Language Tapes


Sign Language

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.