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Most archives and libraries collect records about local residents (biographies, family histories, and local histories) and about nearby places (maps, gazetteers, and place-finding aids). They often compile reference helps and special indexes to important local sources. In many communities they serve as a meeting place for local historical and genealogical societies, and may be able to provide referrals to people who are willing to look up information in local records. Before you visit an archive or a library, contact them and ask for information on their collection, hours, services, and fees.

When one of these institutions is referred to elsewhere in this Wiki, return to this page for the address.

The Family History Library has copies of many of the records found in archives and libraries, but most repositories will have additional sources.

Wiki Articles on American Indian Repositories[edit | edit source]

Bancroft Library • California State Library • Family History Library • Library of Michigan • National Archives I • National Archives at Fort Worth • National Archives Regional Branches • National Museum of the American Indian • Oklahoma Historical Society • Southwest Museum Braun Research Library • Tennessee State Library and Archives

Online Records of American Indians[edit | edit source]

Click this button for links to databases, indexes, or sites that help you find an American Indian ancestor by topic or tribe.

The following archives, libraries, and societies have specialized collections or services helpful to American Indian genealogical researchers.

Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah

National Repositories[edit | edit source]

Family History Library[edit | edit source]

Family History Library
35 N. West Temple St.
Salt Lake City, Utah 84150-3400
Local Telephone: 801-240-6536
Website: FamilySearch

Has computers, 3,400 databases, 3.1 million microforms, 4,500 periodicals, 310,000 books of worldwide family and local histories, civil, church, immigration, ethnic, military, and records of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Includes a good collection for American Indians.

National Archives I in the District of Columbia

National Archives I[edit | edit source]

National Archives I
700 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington DC
Telephone: 1-866-272-6272
Fax: 301-837-0483
E-mail: National Archives inquiry form
Website: National Archives

Their American Indian records include the Bureau of Indian Affiars (BIA), federal and special Indian censuses, employment records, military records, photographs, tribal enrollments, school records, and Indian treaties.[1] They also have the federal courts and prisons, and records of Congress.[2]

Naitonal Archives at Fort Worth[edit | edit source]

National Archives at Forth Worth, Texas
National Archives at Fort Worth
  • for Microfilm research and public access computers:
    2600 West 7th Street
    Suite 162
    Fort Worth, TX, 76107
    Telephone: 817-831-5620
    Fax: 817-334-5621
  • for Archival research using textual records by appointment:
    1400 John Burgess Drive
    Fort Worth, Texas 76140
    Telephone: 817-551-2051
    Fax: 817-551-2034

Website for both: The National Archives at Fort Worth

This regional archives has more American Indian sources than the other regional archives. Subject specialties include censuses, westward expansion into the Southwest and settlement of Native Americans (especially Cherokees, Choctaws, Chickasaws, Creeks, and Seminoles), slavery, bankruptcy court, ethnology, genealogy, military service records, pension and bounty land warrant applications, passenger lists and Dawes census cards and enrollment jackets for the Five Civilized Tribes of Oklahoma.[3]

National Archives Regional Branches[edit | edit source]

National Archives Regional Branches
Website: Locations Nationwide

National Museum of the Amer Indian[edit | edit source]

Open to researchers by appointment only. Provides reference services to Native American community members, scholars, researchers, journalists, museum staff, and the general public.

Alaska[edit | edit source]

Central Council Tlingit & Haida Tribes[edit | edit source]

Paul G. Allen Library
3239 Hospital Drive
Juneau, Alaska 99801-7809
Telephone: 907-463-7375
Fax: 907-463-7321
Website: Central ouncil Tlingit and Haida Tribes of Alaska

Hisagvik College[edit | edit source]

Tuzzy Consortium Library
P.O. Box 749
Barrow, Alaska 99723-0749
Telephone: 907-852-1720
Fax: 907-852-1729
Website: Tuzzy Consortium Library Barrow Alaska

Arizona[edit | edit source]

Diné College Tsaile Campus[edit | edit source]

Diné College Libraries
P.O. box 1000-F
Tsaile, Arizona 86556-1301
Telephone: 928-724-6757
Fax: 928-724-6759
Website: Diné College Libraries

Labriola Nat'l Amer. Indian Data Center[edit | edit source]

Arizona State University Libraries
P.O. Box 871006
Tempe, Arizona 85287-1006
Telephone: 480-965-6490
Fax: 480-965-0776
Website: ASU Libraries: American Indian Studies

Tohono O'odham Comm. College Libr[edit | edit source]

P.O. Box 3129
Sells, Arizona 85634
Telephone: 520-383-0032
Fax: 520-383-8403
Website: Tohono O'odham Community College Library

California[edit | edit source]

Bancroft Library[edit | edit source]

UC Berkeley Bancroft Library in California

Bancroft Library
University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720-6000
Telephone: 510-642-6481 Reference desk
Fax: 510-642-7589
E-mail: Reference inquiries about collections and use of materials.
Website: The Bancroft Library

Premier Western Americana, and Latin Americana collections, including Native Americans, Spanish encounter and colonial settlement, exploration of western America, westward migration, and ethnic communities. This library has more about western North America than any other site.[4] [5] See their Images of Native Americans exhibition.

California State Library[edit | edit source]

California State Library
914 Capitol Mall
Sacramento, CA 95814
Mailing address:
P. O. Box 942837
Sacramento, CA 94237-0001
Telephone: 916-654-0261
Fax: 916-654-0241
Website: California State Library

The California Room has a composite set of the California Indian Library Collections--sound recordings, photos, books, journal articles, unpublished manuscripts and field notes (many from Berkeley researchers in the early 1900s) which have been duplicated and installed in twenty-one northern and central California libraries. Each county collection contains materials specific to the tribes within that county. Also, they have published 43 tribal bibliographies online.

Kuumeyaay Community College[edit | edit source]

5477 Dehesa Road #9
El Cajon, California 92019
Telephone: 619-445-6914
Fax: 619-445-5176
Website: Kuumeyaay Community College: Introduction

Southwest Museum Braun Res. Library[edit | edit source]

Southwest Museum Braun Research Library in Los Angeles, California

Southwest Museum Braun Research Library
PO Box 41558
234 Museum Dr
Highland Park, CA 90065-5030
Telephone: 323-221-2164 ext. 256
Website: The Autrey in Griffith Park: Visit

Includes the Monk Library of Arizoniana, California and Arizona history, and records of southwest American Indians especially in Arizona.[6]

Colorado[edit | edit source]

Ute Mountain Tribal Library[edit | edit source]

Education Center
450 Sunset
P.O. Box CC
Towaoc, Colorado 81334-0048
Telephone: 970-564-5348
Fax: 970/564-5342
Website: Ute Mountain Tribal Library

Connecticut[edit | edit source]

Institute for Amer. Indian Studies Libr[edit | edit source]

38 Curtis Road
PO Box 1260
Washington, CT 06793
Telephone: 860-868-0518; Fax: 860-868-1649
Website: Institute for American Indian Studies

Open by appointment to students, educators, researchers and members.

Mashantucket Pequot Mus & Res Ctr[edit | edit source]

Mashantucket Pequot Museum and Research Center in Mashantucket, Connecticut

110 Pequot Trail
P.O. Box 3180
Mashantucket, CT 06338-3180
Website: Mashantucket Pequot Museum and Research Center

Florida[edit | edit source]

Billy Osceola Memorial Library[edit | edit source]

Route 6 Box 668
Okeechobee, Florida 34974
Telephone: 863-763-4236
Fax: 863-763-0679
Website: (Seminole) Tribal Library System

Dorothy Scott Osceola Mem Library[edit | edit source]

3200 NW 63rd Avenue
Hollywood, Florida 33024
Telephone: 954-989-6840
Fax: 954-967-2395
Website: (Seminole) Tribal Library System

Willie Frank Library[edit | edit source]

HC 61 Box 46A
Big Cypress Reservation
Clewiston, Florida 33440
Telephone: 863-983-6724
Fax: 863-983-3539
Website: (Seminole) Tribal Library System

Immokalee Reservation Library[edit | edit source]

303 Lena Frank Drive
Suite 3
Immokalee, Florida 33934
Telephone: 863-657-3400
Website: (Seminole) Tribal Library System

Kansas[edit | edit source]

Haskell Indian Nations University[edit | edit source]

Tommaney Hall Library
155 Indian Avenue
P.O. Box 5013
Lawrence, Kansas 66046-4800
Telephone: 785-832-6686
Fax: 785-832-6687
Website: Haskell Indian Nations University Academic Support Center (aka Library)

Michigan[edit | edit source]

There are three major tribal groups in Michigan today: the Chippewa (Ojibwe), the Ottawa, and the Potawatomi. They comprise what is called the Three Fires Council. Although these three tribes have similar cultures and share the same territory, there are still some differences.

Bay Mills Community College Library[edit | edit source]

12214 West Lakeshore Drive
Route 1 Box 315A
Brimley, Michigan 49715
Telephone 906-248-3354 Ext 4220
Fax: 906-248-3351
Website: Bay Mills Community College Library

Chippewa River District Library[edit | edit source]

301 S. University
Mt. Pleasant, Michigan
Telephone: 989-773-3242
Website: Chippewa River District Library

Drummond Island Historical Society[edit | edit source]

P. O. Box 293
Drummond Island, MI 49726
Telephone: 906-493-5746

A museum on the early settlers of Drummond Island, Native American history, Fort Drummond history and lumbering. There are some genealogy resources but very limited.

Keweenaw Bay Ojibwa Comm Coll[edit | edit source]

Ojibwa Community Library
409 Superior Avenue
P.O. box 399
Baraga, Michigan 49908-0399
Telephone: 906-353-8163
Website: Library and Migizi Cultural Center

Library of Michigan[edit | edit source]

State of Michigan Library and Historical Center in Lansing, Michigan

702 W. Kalamazoo St.
P.O. Box 30007
Lansing, MI 48909-7507
Telephone: 517-373-1300
Website: Native American Genealogy: Abrams Collection Genealogy Highlights
Hours: Monday - Friday 10 am - 5 pm

Luce-Mackinac County Geneal. Soc[edit | edit source]

P.O. Box 113
Engadine, MI 49827-0113
Website: Luce-Mackinac Genealogical Society

Holdings at either Engadine, Newberry or Curtis include: Durant Roll 1870, Ottawa Chippewa Indian Roll; 1910 Census of Mackinac Co, MI, 1920 Census of Mackinac Co, MI, 1920 Census of Chippewa Co, MI, 1920 Census of Emmet Co, MI (also parts of Eaton & Gratiot); Mackinac Co Cemeteries Index, Allenville, Gross Cap Cemeteries, Mackinac Island Cemetery, Sandtown and Woodlawn Cemeteries, Newton Twp Cemeteries, Bethlehem Lutheran Cemetery – Engadine Index to the 11th US Census (1890) Mackinaw Co - Civil War Veterans & Widows; Luce-Mackinac Genealogical Society Surname Index; Publications: “100 Years of Luce County History,” “The Les Cheneaux Chronicles,” “Tahquamenon Country: A Look at Its Past,” “The Land of Indian Elik,” “History of the Northern Peninsula of Michigan,” “Ripples from the Breezes;” Newspaper Scrapbooks: Marriages, Anniversaries, School Reunions, "Looking Back", etc; Obituary File.

Munising School Public Library[edit | edit source]

810 State Hwy. M-28 West, Ste. A
Munising, MI 49862
Telephone: 906-387-2152
Website: Munising School Public Library

Michigan Indian Census: Bay Mills [Chippewa] Great Lakes 1935-1937; Great Lakes [Chippewa & Potawatomi] 1938-1940

Saginaw Chippewa Tribal College[edit | edit source]

2274 Enterprise Drive
Mount Pleasant, Michigan 48858
Telephone: 989-775-4123
Fax: 989-775-4528
Website: Saginaw Chippewa Tribal College Library

Minnesota[edit | edit source]

Fond du Lac Tribal & Comm Coll Libr[edit | edit source]

2101 14th Street
Cloquet, Minnesota 55720
Telephone: 218-879-0800 Fax (218) 879-0814 Toll Toll Free: 1-800-657-3712
Fax: 218-879-0814
Website: Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College

Leech Lake Tribal College Library[edit | edit source]

6945 Littlewolf Road NW
Cass Lake, Minnesota 56633-6945
Telephone: 218-335-4241
Fax: 218-335-4209
Website: Leech Lake Tribal College Library

Red Lake Nation College[edit | edit source]

Highway 1 East
P.O. box 550
Red Lake, Minnesota 56671-0550
Telephone: 218-679-2860
Website: Red Lake Nation College Medweganoonind Library

White Earth Tribal & Comm College[edit | edit source]

(WETCC Library)
202 Main Street S
P.O. Box 478
Mahnomen, Minnesota 56557
Telephone: 218-935-0417
Fax: 218-936-5614
Website: White Earth Tribal and Community College Library

Montana[edit | edit source]

Blackfeet Community College[edit | edit source]

Medicine Spring Library
P.O. Box 819
Browning, Montana 59417-0891
Telephone: 406-338-5441 Ext 700
Fax: 406-338-5454
Website: Medicine Spring Library

Chief Dull Knife College[edit | edit source]

Dr. John Woodenlegs Memorial Library
1 College Drive
P.O. Box 98
Lame Deer, Montana 59043-0098
Telephone: 406-477-6215
Website: Dr. John Woodenlegs Memorial Library

Fort Belknap College Library[edit | edit source]

P.O. Box 159
Harlem, Montana 59526
Telephone: 406-353-2607
Fax: 406-353-2898
Website: Aaniiih Nakoda College Library

Fort Peck Community College Library[edit | edit source]

US Highway 2 E
Poplar, Montana 59255
Telephone: 406-768-5453
Website: James E. Shanley Tribal Library

Little Big Horn College Library[edit | edit source]

1 Forestry Lane
P.O. Box 370
Crow Agency, Montana 59022-0370
Telephone: 406-638-3104
Fax: 406-638-3170
Website: Little Big Horn College Library

Salish Kootenai College[edit | edit source]

D'Arcy McNickle Library in Pablo, Montana

D'arcy McNickle Library
5200 Hwy 93
P.O. Box 70
Pablo, Montana 59855
Telephone: 406-275-4875
Fax: 406-275-4812
Website: SKC D'Arcy McNickle Library

Stone Child College[edit | edit source]

Route 1 Box 1082
Box Elder, Montana 59521-9796
Telephone: 406-395-5313 Ext 124
Fax: 406-395-4836
Website: SCC Library

Nebraska[edit | edit source]

Little Priest Tribal College Library[edit | edit source]

601 East College Drive
P.O. Box 270
Winnebago, Nebraska 68071-0270
Telephone: 402-878-2380
Fax: 402-878-2319
Website: Little Priest Tribal College Library

Nebraska Indian Community College[edit | edit source]

Virtual Library
1 College Hill Rd
P.O. Box 428
Macy, Nebraska 68039-0428
Telephone: 402-837-5078
Fax: 402-837-4183
Website: NICC Library

New Mexico[edit | edit source]

Institute of American Indian Arts[edit | edit source]

IAIA Library
83 A Van Nu Po Road
Santa Fe, New Mexico 87508-1300
Telephone: 505-424-2397
Fax: 505-424-3131
Website: Institute of American Indian Arts Library

Navajo Technical University Library[edit | edit source]

(Formerly Crownpoint Institute of Technology)
Domenici Library
P.O. Box 849
Crownpoint, New Mexico 87313-0849
Telephone: 505-786-4130
Fax: 505-786-5644
Website: Navajo Techncal University Library

Southwstrn Indian Polytech Inst Libr[edit | edit source]

9169 Coors Road NW
P.O. Box 10146
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87196
Telephone: 505-346-2352
Toll Free: 1-800-586-7474
Fax: 505-346-2381
Website: Southwestern Indian Polytechnical Institute Library

New York[edit | edit source]

Seneca Nations of Indians Library[edit | edit source]

Allegany Branch
Broad Street Extension
P.O. Box 231
Salamanca, New York 14779-0231
Telephone: 716-945-3157
Fax: 716-945-9770
Website: Seneca Nation Libraries Allegany & Cattaraugus Branches

Cattaraugus Branch[edit | edit source]

3 Thomas Indian School Drive
Irving, New York 14081
Telephone: 716-532-9449
Fax: 716-532-6115
Website: Seneca Nation Libraries Allegany & Cattaraugus Branches

St. Regis Mohawk Akwesasne Libr[edit | edit source]

321 State Route 37
Hogansburg, New York 13655-3114
Telephone: 518-358-2240
Fax: 518-358-2649
Website: Akwesasne Cultural Center Library

North Dakota[edit | edit source]

Cankdeska Cikana Comm College[edit | edit source]

Valerie Merrick Memorial Library
214 1st Avenue
P.O. Box 479
Fort Totten, North Dakota 58335-0479
Telephone: 701-766-1353
Fax: 701-766-1307
Website: Cankdeska Cikana Community College Valerie Merrick Memorial Library

Sitting Bull College Library[edit | edit source]

1341 92nd Street
Fort Yates, North Dakota 58538-9701
Telephone: 701-854-8024
Fax: 701-854-3403
Website: Sitting Bull College Library

Turtle Mtn Chippewa Heritage Ctr[edit | edit source]

P.O. Box 257
Belcourt, North Dakota 58316
Telephone: 701-477-6140
Website: Turtle Mountain Chippewa Heritage Center

Turtle Mtn Comm College Library[edit | edit source]

P.O. Box 340
Belcourt, North Dakota 58316-0340
Telephone: 701-477-7862 Ext 2084
Fax: 701-477-7805
Website: Turtle Mountain Community College Library

United Tribes Tech College Library[edit | edit source]

3315 University Drive
Bismarck, North Dakota 58504-7596
Telephone: 701-255-3285 Ext 282
Toll Free: 1-888-643-8882
Fax: 701-255-530-0625
Website: United Tribes Technical College Library

Oklahoma[edit | edit source]

See the article Indigenous Tribes of Oklahoma in this wiki for further information on the many tribes located in the Oklahoma Indian Territory. Also see the article Indigenous Peoples of Oklahoma in this wiki for written resources helpful in doing Native American research.

Oklahoma Historical Society[edit | edit source]

Oklahoma Historical Society Research Center

Oklahoma Historical Society in Oklahoma City, OK

800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive
Oklahoma City, OK 73105
Telephone: 405-522-5225
Website: OHS Research Center

See their Finding Your American Indian Ancestors Research Guide.

Bristow Public Library[edit | edit source]

111 West Seventh Avenue
Bristow, Oklahoma 74010-2401
Telephone: 918-367-6562
Fax: 918-367-1156
Website: Bristow Library

Bristow Genealogical Society[edit | edit source]

612 West 6th
Bristow, Oklahoma 74010

Cherokee Heritage Center[edit | edit source]

P.O.Box 515
Tahlequah, Oklahoma 74465-0515
Telephone: 918-456-6007
Fax: 918-456-6165
Website: Cherokee Heritage Center

Choctaw County Public Library[edit | edit source]

208 E Jackson
Hugo, Oklahoma 74743
Website: Choctaw County Public Library

Chickasaw Nation Tribal Library[edit | edit source]

P. O. Box 1548
1003 Chamber Loop
Ada, Oklahoma 74820
Telephone: 580-310-6477
Website: Chickasaw Nation Tribal Library

Comanche Nation College Library[edit | edit source]

1608 SW 9th Street
Lawton, Oklahoma 73501-7434
Telephone: 580-591-0203
Website: Comanche Nation College Library

Konawa Genealogy Society[edit | edit source]

Route 1 Box 3
Konawa, Oklahoma 74849
Website: The Konawa Genealogy Society of the Kennedy Library

Miami Tribal Library/Archives[edit | edit source]

202 South Eight Tribes Trail
P.O. Box 1326
Miami, Oklahoma 74355
Telephone: 918-542-4505
Fax: 918-542-7260

Osage Tribal Museum, Arch & Libr[edit | edit source]

819 Grandview
P.O. Box 779
Pawhuska, OK 74056
Website: Osage Tribal Museum

Sapulpa Public Library[edit | edit source]

27 W Dewey Ave
Sapulpa, Oklahoma 74066-3909
Telephone: 918-224-5624
Website: Sapulpa Public Library

Sapulpa Historical Soc & Museum[edit | edit source]

100 East Lee
Sapulpa, Oklahma 74066
Telephone: 918-224-4871
Website: Sapulpa Historical Society

Seminole Historical Society[edit | edit source]

1800 West Wrangler Blvd
Seminole, Oklahoma 74868
Telephone: 405-382-1500

Seminole Nation Historical Society[edit | edit source]

524 S. Wewoka Avenue
Wewoka, OK 74884-3239
Phone: (405) 257-5580

Seminole Public Library[edit | edit source]

424 N. Main
Seminole, Oklahoma 74868
Telephone: 405-382-4221
Website: Seminole Public Library

Talbot Library and Museum[edit | edit source]

500 South Colcord Avenue
Colcord, Oklahoma 74338
Telephone: 918-326-4532
Website: Talbot Library and Museum

The Talbot Library and Museum (TL&M) is one of the best genealogical libraries in the United States. Their library focuses on Northeast Oklahoma, Northwest Arkansas, and Cherokee genealogy research.[7]

Tulsa City-County Libr Gen. Center[edit | edit source]

Hardesty Regional Library
8316 E. 93rd St.
Tulsa, OK 74133
Telephone: 918.549.7691
Website: Genealogy Center

The Genealogy Center of the Tulsa City-County Library is one of the largest genealogy collections in Oklahoma. Their focus is on Tulsa and Oklahoma, but they also have strengths in Arkansas, Kentucky, Missouri, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia. A limited amount of research, including Indian roll look-ups, can be conducted by email and letters. See their American Indian Research guide.

Oregon[edit | edit source]

Coquille Indian Tribe[edit | edit source]

3050 Tremont
P.O. Box 783
North Bend, OR 97459
Telephone: 541-756-0904
Fax: 541-756-0847
Website: Coquille Indian Tribe Library

Tamástslikt Cultural Institute[edit | edit source]

Tamástslikt Cultural Institute in Pendleton, OR

2789 Highway 331
Pendleton, Oregon 97801
Telephone: 541-966-9748
Fax: 541-966-9927
Website: Tamástslikt Cultural Institute

Pennsylvania[edit | edit source]

American Philosophical Soc Library[edit | edit source]

105 South Fifth Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106-3386
Telephone: 215-440-3400
Website: Guide to Native American Collections at the Society

South Dakota[edit | edit source]

Oglala Lakota College[edit | edit source]

Woksape Tipi Learning Resource Center
490 Piya Wiconi Road
P.O. Box 310
Kyle, South Dakota 57752-0310
Telephone: 605-455-6064
Fax: 605-455-6070
Website: Ikopesni Ihanbla Po: Dare To Dream. Oglala Lakota College: 25 Years

SiTanka Huron University[edit | edit source]

Ella McIntire Library
435 North Elm Street
Eagle Butte, South Dakota 57625-0220
Telephone: 605-964-8011 Ext 3127
Fax: 605-964-4511
Website: Huron University Technical Institute Facebook

Sinte Gleska University Library[edit | edit source]

101 Antelope Lake Circle
P.O. Box 107
Mission, South Dakota 57555-0107
Telephone: 605-856-8195
Fax: 605-856-2011
Website: SGU Library

Sisseton-Wahpton Comm Coll Libr[edit | edit source]

Virtual Library
Old Agency Box 689
Sisseton, South Dakota 57262-0689
Telephone: 605-698-3966 Ext 702
Fax: 605-698-3132
Website: Sisseton Wahpton College Public Library

Tennessee[edit | edit source]

TN State Library & Archives in Nashville TN

Tennessee State Library & Archives[edit | edit source]

Tennessee State Library and Archives
403 Seventh Avenue North
Nashville, TN 37243-0312
Telephone: 1-615-741-2764
Fax: 1-615-532-2472
Website: Tennessee State Library and Archives

Collection includes Cherokee records. See the guide: Native American Research (Cherokee) at TSLA

Texas[edit | edit source]

See the article "Texas Indigenous Tribes" in this outline for further information on the many tribes located in Texas.

Institute of Texan Cultures Library[edit | edit source]

Institute of Texan Cultures Library in San Antonio TX

801 S. Bowie Street
P.O. Box 1226
San Antonio, Texas 78294
Telephone: 512-226-7651
Fax: 512-222-8564
Website: Visit Institute of Texan Cultures Library

North Texas State Univ Archives[edit | edit source]

Box 5188, North Texas Station
Denton, Texas 76203
Telephone: 817-565-2766
Website: UNT Libraries

Sul Ross State University[edit | edit source]

Box C-149
Alpine, Texas 79832
Telephone: 915-837-8127
Fax: 915-837-8400
Website: Sul Ross State University Library

University of Texas at Austin[edit | edit source]

Perry-Castañeda Library in Austin, Texas

Perry-Castañeda Library
101 East 21st St.
Austin, TX 78705
Telephone: 512-495-4300
Website: University of Texas Libraries

University of Texas at El Paso[edit | edit source]

El Paso Folklore Archive
El Paso, Texas 79968
Telephone: 915-747-5731
Website: UTEP University Library

University of Texas - Pan American[edit | edit source]

Rio Grande Folklore Archive
Edinburgh, Texas 78539-2999
Telephone: 512-381-3551
Fax: 512-381-2177
Website: UTRGV University Library

Washington[edit | edit source]

Makah Tribal Council[edit | edit source]

PO Box 115
Neah Bay, Washington 98357
Telephone: 360-645-2201

Makah Cultural and Research Center[edit | edit source]

P.O. Box 160
Neah Bay, Washington 98357
Telephone: 360-645-2711
Fax: 360-645-2656
Website: Makah Museum Cultural and Research Center

King County Library System[edit | edit source]

Muckleshoot Library
38811 172nd Avenue SE
Auburn, Washington 98092
Telephone: 253-931-6779
Website: KCLS Muckleshoot

Medicine Creek Tribal College[edit | edit source]

2002 East 28th Street, Bldg 18
Tacoma, Washington 98404-4949
Telephone: 253-573-7950
Website: Medicine Creek Tribal College

Muckleshoot Tribal College[edit | edit source]

5602 Auburn Way South
Auburn, Washington 98092-7347
Telephone: 253-735-6647 Ext 116
Website: Muckleshoot Tribal College

Northwest Indian College[edit | edit source]

Lummi Virtual Library
2920 Kwina Road
Bellingham, Washington 98226-9278
Telephone: 360-392-4214
Toll free: 1-866-676-2772 Ext 4204
Fax: 360-733-3358
Website: NIC Lummi Library

Northwest Indian College[edit | edit source]

Nisqually Satellite Campus
4814 She-Nah-Num Drive SE
Olympia, Washington 98513-9105
Telephone: 360-456-5221 Ext 679

Spokane Tribal College Library[edit | edit source]

6232 Old School Road
P.O. Box 97
Wellpinit, Washington 99040-0097
Telephone: 509-258-9202
Fax: 509-258-7789
Website: Spokane Tribal College

Suquamish Museum: Tribal Archives[edit | edit source]

15838 Sandy Hook Road
Suquamish, Washington 98392
Telephone: 360-598-3311
Website: Suquamish Museum

Wisconsin[edit | edit source]

Bad River Public Tribal Library[edit | edit source]

P.O. box 39
Odanah, Wisconsin 54861
Telephone 715-682-711 Ext 116
Website: Bad River Public Tribal Library

College of the Menominee Nation[edit | edit source]

P.O. Box 1179
Keshena, Wisconsin 54135-1179
Telephone: 715-799-6226 Ext 3001
Fax: 715-799-1336

Lac du Flambeau Public Library[edit | edit source]

Peace Pipe Road
P.O. box 368
Lac du Flambeau, Wisconsin 54538
Telephone: 715-588-7001
Website: Ben Guthrie--Lac Du Flambeau Public Library

Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwa Com Clg[edit | edit source]

LCO Virtual Library
13466 West Trepania Road
Hayward, Wisconsin 54843-9419
Telephone: 715-634-4790 Ext 108
Fax: 715-634-5049
Website: Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwa Community College

Marquette Univ Raynor Mem Libraries[edit | edit source]

1355 W. Wisconsin Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53233
Information Desk: (414) 288-7556
E-mail: Ask an Archivist

The Native America Collections preserve the history of Catholic evangelization of the Americas' aboriginal Indian peoples. This includes directories, genealogies, photos, and Saint Kateri Tekakwitha. Their Guides to Catholic-Related Records about Native Americans in the United States (and Canada) contain over 1,000 repository entries which provide contact information on the churches and repositories that hold these records, brief descriptions about records, and identification of the Native groups represented and the related Catholic organizations involved.

Wyoming[edit | edit source]

Wind River Tribal College[edit | edit source]

533 Ethete Road
P.O. Box 8300
Ethete, Wyoming 82520
Telephone: 307-335-8243
Fax: 307-335-8148
Website: Wind River Tribal College

For Further Reading[edit | edit source]

Other libraries and archives not found on the above list also have sources and information about American Indian ancestors. For a list significant genealogical repositories which may have additional American Indian sources see

Further, individual state or local repositories often have sources about nearby Indian tribes and bands. To identify such libraries or archives, search this Wiki for each [state] (where an ancestor lived) followed by the phrase Archives and Libraries, for example:

The following two directories show additional repositories with sources about individual American Indian tribes and ancestors:

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Research American Indians and Alaska Natives in National Archives (accessed 16 May 2016).
  2. Information for Researchers at the National Archives Building in Washington, DC in National Archives (accessed 31 December 2013).
  3. William Dollarhide and Ronald A. Bremer. America's Best Genealogy Resource Centers (Bountiful, Utah: Heritage Quest, 1998), 130-31. At various libraries (WorldCat). FHL Ref Book 973 J54d.
  4. Collections in The Bancroft Library Internet site (accessed 26 October 2013).
  5. William Dollarhide and Ronald A. Bremer. America's Best Genealogy Resource Centers (Bountiful, Utah: Heritage Quest, 1998), 19 and 21. At various libraries (WorldCat). FHL Ref Book 973 J54d.
  6. William Dollarhide and Ronald A. Bremer. America's Best Genealogy Resource Centers (Bountiful, Utah: Heritage Quest, 1998), 15. WorldCat 39493985. FHL Ref Book 973 J54d.
  7. "Genealogy Research Requests" in Talbot Library and Museum (accessed 19 August 2015).