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Digital Resources for Native American Heritage Month

A curated list of e-books and streaming movies that celebrates the varied cultures, histories, and contributions of Native people.


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American Indian Health and Nursing
Addresses the profound disparities in policy, health care law, and health outcomes that affect American Indians.

Decolonizing Museums: Representing Native America in National and Tribal Museums
Explores how museums can grapple with centuries of unresolved trauma as they tell the stories of Native peoples.

I Am Where I Come From: Native American College Students and Graduates Tell Their Life Stories
Presents the autobiographies and experiences of thirteen Native American undergraduates and graduates of Dartmouth College.

Identity, Tradition, and Revitalization of American Indian Cultures
Includes studies written about the concept of native identity, how traditional culture exists in a globalized society, and related topics.

Indian Country: Essays on Contemporary Native Culture
Uses a cultural studies approach to offer a unique perspective on Native political struggles and cultural conflict in both Canada and the United States.

Indian Country: Telling a Story in a Digital Age
Evaluates how digital media are changing the rich cultural act of storytelling within Native communities, with a specific focus on Native newsroom norms and routines.

Mediating Indianness
Investigates a wide range of media that have been used in exploitative, informative, educative, sustaining, protesting, or entertaining ways to negotiate Native American identities and images.

Native Diasporas: Indigenous Identities and Settler Colonialism in the Americas
Gathers essays about self-identification, community, cultural products, intimate relations, and political and legal practices of Native peoples.

Postsecondary Education for American Indian and Alaska Natives: Higher Education for Nation Building and Self-Determination
Reviews the research on higher education for Indigenous peoples in the United States.

The Powhatan Landscape: An Archaeological History of the Algonquian Chesapeake
Examines the Chesapeake area landscape from the Virginia Algonquian perspective, including its use for hunting, ceremonial worship, settlement, and pilgrimage.

Recognition, Sovereignty Struggles, and Indigenous Rights in the United States: A Sourcebook
Surveys and clarifies the complex issue of federal and state recognition for Native American tribal nations in the United States.

The River of Life: Sustainable Practices of Native Americans and Indigenous Peoples
Compares the general differences between Native Americans and the western world view towards natural resources.

Say We Are Nations: Documents of Politics and Protest in Indigenous American Since 1887
Presents the words of Indigenous people who have shaped Native American rights movements from the late nineteenth century through the present day.

That Dream Shall Have a Name: Native Americans Rewriting America
Offers keen insights into the relationships between Native and American identity and politics in a way that's accessible to new and experienced scholars.

Why You Can't Teach United States History Without American Indians
Includes papers from the eponymous symposium held at the Newberry Library in 2013.

Women Ethnographers and Native Women Storytellers: Relational Science, Ethnographic Collaboration, and Tribal Community
Focuses on the collaborative work between Native women storytellers and their female ethnographers and/or editors.