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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

Internet Sites

Arizona Archives Online


The following bibliography lists reference material dealing with the Native Voice. These resources include material found in the Labriola Center in the University Libraries at Arizona State University, websites, and other research facilities. 


Significant facets to the study of Native America are the histories, cultural research, and literature written by Native Americans. This subject guide attempts to provide an overview of research pertaining to the Native American authors, researchers, and historians who have contributed to the growing fund of modern Native American scholarship.

The Native voice is derived from a variety of sources. The autobiography provides direct access to the authors’ connection to their tribe, gender, and role in Native American life. Other primary source materials include photographs, manuscripts, ephemera, theses & dissertations, and oral histories. Non-fiction research in the fields of history, ethnography, linguistics, anthropology, and literature comprise a large portion of the Native Voice. Native American academics and authors continually add to the overall scope of their fields of study furthering the development of Native American scholarship.

Non-Fiction and Literature

Theses and Dissertations - A Selection

Video Recordings

Audio Recordings

Oral History Collections

The American Indian Oral History Collection contains microfilm transcripts of some 700 interviews with members of the Navajo Nation, and from members of the Pueblo Tribes, all of which are representations of the Native Voice. Ask for the subject guide for these in the Labriola Center.


The University of South Dakota Oral History Collection contains a taped series of interviews conducted in the late 1960s and early 1970s with Plains Indians and those non-Indians working actively with them. Participants include members of religious, cultural, linguistic, and political aspects of Native tribal organizations.

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.