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Native American Studies: Getting Started

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This guide is designed to help you locate resources about Native Americans. Use the tabs across the top to get information about different resources you can utilize. As always, if you have questions, please contact a Librarian. We're here to help!

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Print Reference Resources

A great place to start your research is in Reference Books. These are kept on the Main floor of the SMSU McFarland Library and are for in-house use only.  A Reference Librarian is available to assist you during most hours the library is open.

  • Encyclopedia of Native American Tribes
    Location: REF E76.2 .W35 1988
  • The Gale Encyclopedia of Native American Tribes
    Location: REF E77 .G15 1998
  • Native America in the Twentieth Century: An Encyclopedia
    Location: REF E76.2 .N36 1994
  • The Praeger Handbook on Contemporary Issues in Native America
    Location: REF E98.S67 J65 2007
  • The Native North American Almanac : a Reference Work on Native North Americans in the United States and Canada
    Location: REF E77 .N37 2001