Tribal and Indigenous Peoples Studies

About Tribal and Indigenous Peoples Studies

North Dakota is the home of the Oceti Sakowin (Dakota, Lakota, and Nakota), Nueta, Sahnish, Hidatsa, and Anishinaabe peoples, in addition to many other diverse Indigenous peoples connected to these lands. There are five federally recognized Tribal Nations including Mandan, Hidatsa, & Arikara Nation (Three Affiliated Tribes), the Spirit Lake (Dakota) Nation, the Standing Rock (Lakota and Dakota) Sioux Tribe, the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa (Anishinaabe), and the Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate (Dakota). Indigenous peoples have lived in North Dakota for over 10,000 years and remain a vibrant force in communities all over the region. (Source: NDSU Tribal and Indigenous Peoples Studies.)

Use this Research Guide to discover Tribal and Indigenous Peoples Studies resources available from NDSU Libraries and online.

 Tribal and Indigenous Peoples Studies Books Follow this link to browse highlights from the library's collection.

Native women at Ft. Berthold Reservation, North Dakota

Native Women at Fort Berthold Reservation, 1920s

Helpful Online Resources

American Indian Policy Institute

National Congress of American Indians

Native American Ethnobotany

Native Health Database

Native Nations Institute

New Lakota Dictionary Online

The Ojibwe People's Dictionary

Find Primary Sources

Digital Horizons: Life on the Northern Plains

For Eagles to be Crows Collection (NDSU Archives)

Chronicling America: Indians of North America Digitized Newspapers

Digital Public Library of America: Primary Source Sets

Independent Voices: Native American Collection (1960s-1970s Alternative Press Archive)

Indian Peoples of the Northern Great Plains Digital Collection

National Archives: American Indian Records

National Native American Heritage Month - Exhibits and Collections

Selected Scholarly Journals

Aboriginal Policy Studies: APS


American Indian Quarterly

Decolonization: Indigeneity, Education & Society


International Indigenous Policy Journal

International Journal of Critical Indigenous Studies

Journal of American Indian Education

Journal of the Native American and Indigenous Studies Association (NAIS)

Settler Colonial Studies

Studies in American Indian Literatures

Tribal College Journal of American Indian Higher Education

Tribal Law Journal

Wíčazo Ša Review