The collections described in this guide relate to hundreds of distinct Native political, social, ethnic, and linguistic communities. This index allows users to find collections related to a particular group. For simplicity's sake, the index makes no distinctions between language groups, tribes, or communities. An effort has been made to use preferred current language, but this is a work in progress.
Each entry may have any of the following notes, explained below:
|Other names:||This section lists alternate names for an entry, including names used within a community and ones imposed on a community by outsiders, as well as alternate spellings. Starred entries indicate that the alternate name is used in one or more of the collections listed, so researchers should be sure to search for that term in the collection.|
|Broader entries:||If an entry is a subdivision of a larger group that we also have material about, this section names those larger groups.|
|Narrower entries:||If an entry is a larger group with subdivisions that we also have material about, this section names those smaller groups.|
|Related entries:||If an entry is related to another group that we also have material about (for example, if they reside together on an intertribal reservation, or one group is a descendant of two or more groups joining together), this section names those related groups.|
This index is not exhaustive. It's possible that material related to a specific Native community might exist in collections that are not named in this index, either because the collection was not included in this guide, or because the community name is not listed in the descriptive information for the collection.
The following collection titles link to fuller bibliographic information in the Library of Congress Online Catalog. Links to additional online content, including finding aids for the collections, are included when available.