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American Literature & Culture: Native American Lit

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This additional resource can be used for students who are interested in learning and applying the principles of documentary and oral history methods and technologies that have emerged as critical strategies for indigenous groups and other cultural communities who wish to maintain, preserve and protect their intangible cultural heritage and intellectual property from appropriation and misuse.

The AIFG presently contains over 450 non-fiction films that document Native lifeways from the Arctic Circle to Tierra del Fuego, with a large concentration on peoples of the Southwest.

DPLA connects people to the riches held within America’s libraries, archives, museums, and other cultural heritage institutions. All of the materials found through DPLA—photographs, books, maps, news footage, oral histories, personal letters, museum objects, artwork, government documents, and so much more—are free and immediately available in digital format.

Explore collections from around the world with Google Arts & Culture, created by Google Cultural Institute.

HathiTrust is a partnership of academic & research institutions, offering a collection of millions of titles digitized from libraries around the world.

Internet Archive is a non-profit library of millions of free books, movies, software, music, websites, and more.

Images that explore stereotypes on Native Americans through the media.

This resource hosts online language materials for more than 150 Indian peoples of North America, and are adding more information on the native languages of Central and South America as well.

Presented here are selections from the American Folklife Center's collections documenting Omaha music traditions.

James Mooney recordings of American Indian Ghost Dance songs.​​​​​​​

North American Indian Nations & Locations

Native American Studies Open Textbooks

Boundless provides a textbook that covers Migration to North America and describes early inhabitants of the Americas and the environmental changes that made migration possible.

MERLOT is a curated collection of free and open online teaching, learning, and faculty development services contributed and used by an international education community.

OER Commons provides a curated collection of textbooks and resources for Native American studies.

Project Gutenberg provides a list of Native American anthologies in the public domain available freely online.

Native American Culture


Open Access Videos

A collection of educational videos posted on YouTube.

Create and share lessons around any TED-Ed Original, TED Talk or YouTube Video.