Books on Native American tribes, American Indian tribes by region. Hundreds of free books to download or read online. American tribal nations.
Hint: When a book you want to borrow at Internet Archive is already checked out, go to the Internet Archive’s ‘Search’ box, check “Search Metadata”, and search for the book’s title. Sometimes they have two or more copies.
Native American Books at Century Past Library
About 160 free online books at the Internet Archive, resulting from a search for books on “Native American Tribes”. Be patient as the page loads. Some books: Encyclopedia of Native American Tribes, Western and Northeastern Pomo Tribes, The Powhatan: a confederacy of Native American Tribes, Native American Cooking, Native American Languages, Native American Religions, Native American Sports and Games, Native American Mythology A to Z, Wonders of the Native American World, Native American Medicinal Plants, Native American Crafts of the Plains and Plateau, many more books on Native American tribes.
‘Collections’ take longer to appear on your screen than single books. On a phone, only about 25 books in a collection may appear.
About 400 books from the Internet Archive free online on the subject of Indians of North America – Canada. Some books: Reservations are for Indians, How History has Affected Native Life Today, Indians of the Subarctic, First Nations and Schools, The Way of the Indian, Origin of the Aborigines of Canada, Native Rights in Canada, Indians: lands and resources, This Land is Not For Sale, many other books on the Indians of Canada.
About 450 books from the Internet Archive free online on the subject of Indians of South America. Some books: What do we know about the Amazonian Indians, Tales from Silver Lands, Handbook of South American Indians, Plants and People of the Columbian Amazon, Archeological Investigations on the Rio Napo, eastern Ecuador, Gold and Gods of Peru, The Mystery of the Andes Lines, many more books on Indians of South America.
About 170 free online books at the Internet Archive, resulting from a search for books on “Indians of Central America”. Some books: An Indian Family in Latin America, Frontier Adaptations in Lower Central America, The Maya, Languages of Guatemala, Paths to Central American Prehistory, The Social and Religious Life of a Guatemalan Village, Life and Death in Guatemala, Mayan Civilization, Ancient Mesoamerica, A Legend from the Miskito, The Mythology of Mexico and central America, many more books on the Indians of Central America.
About 150 books from the Internet Archive free online on the subject of Apache Indians. Some books: The Apache, The First Hundred Years of Nino Cochise, Notes on the Indians of the Fort Apache, The Mescalero Apaches, Geronimo, The Apache Wars, The Apache Indians, Grenville Goodwin among the Western Apache, The Plains Apache, An Introduction to Plains Apache Archaeology, The Impact of the Horse on Navajo and Apache Folklore, many more books on the Apache Indians.
About 200 books from the Internet Archive free online on the subject of Pueblo Indians. Some books: The Ancient Ones: Basketmakers and Cliff Dwellers of the Southwest, Indians of the American Southwest, Pueblo Children of the Earth Mother, Pueblo Profiles; cultural identity through centuries of change, Pueblo Potters, Pueblos Gods and Spaniards, The Pueblo Indians: farmers of the Rio Grande, many more books on the Pueblo Indians.
About 200 books from the Internet Archive free online on the subject of Cherokee Indians. Some books: The Cherokees and the Trail of Tears, The Killing of Ned Christie; Cherokee outlaw, The Cherokee Removal: a brief history with documents, Priests and Warriors: social structures for Cherokee politics in the 18th century, The Cherokee: Indians of the mountains, History of the Cherokee Indians and their legends, many more books on the Cherokee Indians.
About 350 free online books at the Internet Archive, resulting from a search for books on “Navajo Indians”. Some books: Folk Tales and Myths of the Navajo People, The Navaho, Economics of Sainthood: religious change among the Rimrock Navajo, Three Navajo Households; a comparative study in small group culture, A Navajo Autobiography, The Navajo Peace Treaty 1868, The Navajo: herders, weavers and silversmiths, many more books about Navajo Indians.
About 130 books from the Internet Archive free online on the subject of Incas. Some books: Peru under the Incas, Realm of the Incas, The Last of the Incas: the rise and fall of an American empire, The World of the Inca, The Everyday Life of the Ancient Incas, Life among the Inca, The History of the Incas, The Royal Commentaries of the Inca, Lost City of the Incas; the story of Machu Picchu and its builders, The Inca; Indians of the Andes, many more books about the Inca Indians.
About 100 books from the Internet Archive free online on the subject of Cheyenne Indians. Some books: Early Days among the Cheyenne and Arapahoe, The Cheyenne, Cheyenne Shamanism, ceremonies and prehistoric origins, The Cheyenne and Arapahoe Tribes of Oklahoma, The Cheyenne Indians: their history and way of life, Cheyenne and Arapahoe Music, Ben Nighthorse Campbell, The Northern Cheyenne Indian Reservation 1877-1900, The Sand Creek Massacre, many more books on the Cheyenne Indians.
About 170 books from the Internet Archive free online on the subject of Ojibwa Indians. Some books: Tales of the Chippewa Indians, Ojibway, New Voices from the People Named the Chippewa, The Ojibwa Indians, Chippewa Child Life and Its Cultural Background, History of the Ottawa and Chippewa Indians of Michigan, 33 Years among the Indians: the story of Mary Sagatoo, Windigo and other Tales of the Ojebways, Chippewa Music, many other books on the Ojibwa Indians.
About 110 free online books at the Internet Archive, resulting from a search for books on “Indians – Mayas”. Some books: Ancient Mexico: the history and culture of the Maya, Aztecs and other pre-Columbian people, Emblem and State in the Classic Maya Lowlands, The Maya Indians of Southern Yucatan and northern British Honduras, The Ancient Maya, Mayan and Aztec Mythology, Maya Society under Colonial Rule, The Blood of Guatemala: a history of Race and Nation, Mayan Civilization, many more books on the Mayan Indians.
About 40 free online books at the Internet Archive, resulting from a search for books on “Indians – Creek”. Some books: The Creek People: A Sacred Path: the way of the Muscogee Creeks, The Creeks: a critical bibliography, The Creek Frontier 1540-1783, Sacred Revolt: the Muskogees’ Struggle for a New World, Indian Allotments in Alabama and Mississippi 1830-1860, Ceremonial Songs of the Creek and Yuchi Indians, many more books about the Creek Indians.
About 210 free online books at the Internet Archive, resulting from a search for books on “Dakota Indians”. Some books: Massacre at Powder River, Spotted Eagle and Black Crow: a Lakota legend, The Dakota of the Canadian Northwest, Sitting Bull: warrior of the Sioux, Fort Laramie and the Sioux Indians, Dakota-white Relations in the Upper Mississippi Valley 1650-1862, Myths and Legends of the Sioux, The Tortured Americans, many more books about the Dakota – Sioux Indians.
About 75 free online books at the Internet Archive, resulting from a search for books on “Comanche Indians”. Some books: Quanah Parker, The Comanches, Comanches & Other Indians of Texas, The Comanches: lords of the South Plains, Comanche Days, Comanche History and Culture, 9 Years among the Indians 1870-1879, Three Years among the Comanches, Sanapia: Comanche Medicine Woman, many more books about Comanche Indians.
About 110 free online books at the Internet Archive, resulting from a search for books on “Iroquois Indians”. Some books: The Dancing Stars: an Iroquois Legend, The Iroquis, A History of the New York Iroquois, Creation & Confederation: the living history of the Iroquis, Iroquois Anthropology at the Mid-Century, The Iroquois in the American Revolution, Law and Government of the Grand River Iroquois, A Bibliography of the Iroquoian Literature, Many more books about Iroquois Indians.
About 120 free online books at the Internet Archive, resulting from a search for books on “Aztecs”. Some books: Life and Death of the Aztec Nation, The World of the Aztecs, The Sun Kingdom of the Aztecs, The Aztecs of Mexico, Aztec Life, Aztecs: reign of blood & splendor, Daily Life of the Aztecs, The Gods of Mexico, The Aztec and Maya Papermakers, The Toltec Heritage, Thought and Religion in Ancient Mexico, many more books about the Aztec Indians.
About 360 free online books at the Internet Archive, resulting from a search for books on “Inuit”. Some books: People of the Snow: Eskimos of Arctic Canada, The Inuits: people of the Arctic, Songs and Stories of the Netsilik Eskimos, A Kayak Full of Ghosts: Eskimo Tales, Igloos, Canadian Inuit Literature, Inuit Masks, Arctic Memories: living with the Inuit, The Eskimo’s Journey into Our Time, The Report of the Alaska Native Review Commission, Canadian Eskimo Art, many more books on the Inuit.
About 100 free online books at the Internet Archive, resulting from a search for books on “Hopi Indians”. Some books: The Hopi Villages: the ancient province of Tusayan, The Hopi, A Day in Oraibi; a Hopi Indian Village, The Hopi Survival Kit, Book of the Hopi, The Hopi Snake Dance, The Fourth World of the Hopi, The Traditions of the Hopi, Indians of the Enchanted Desert, Ritual in Pueblo Art; Hopi life in Hopi painting, many more books on Hopi Indians.
Alberta, Provincial Archives of
Alberta Culture and Multiculturalism 1988 Dewey Dec. 970.12
This guide is based on the collection held by the Historical Resources Library, Provincial Archives of Alberta.
Contents: Collection and scope – Where to find introductory material – How books are listed in the catalogue – Reference books, handbooks, encyclopedias, and dictionaries – Reference books and handbooks with a particular emphasis on Alberta – Bibliographies – Periodicals – Indexes – Theses and dissertations – Publications series – Museum catalogues – Travel narratives – Language studies – Special topics: I. Métis -ll. Women – Ill. Treaties. claims and government relations – Other sources of information – l. Provincial Archives of Alberta – ll. Other sources
Beal, Merrill D.
University of Washington 1966 Dewey Dec. 970.12
“In this superb summation of the ethnohistory of the (Nez Perce) tribe containing also careful analyses of the military campaigns and political events and a wholly balanced review of facts, opinions, and previous evaluations of the situation and circumstances which have colored the evidence, we have what seems to be the last word…. Chief Joseph and his fellows emerge as human beings motivated by the sound requirements of nationalism in defeat, and the white man, both soldier and civilian, appears as a character expression of natural power evoking both good and evil in the pursuit of manifest destiny. A fine book, with some excellent photographs of the protagonists, long sections of notes, and an extensive bibliography, Recommended as the best book about American Indian history published in the last few years.” —Library Journal
Benchmark 2000 Dewey Dec. 970.12
Discusses the history, culture, social structure, beliefs, and customs of the Ojibwa Indians. 9th-12th grade reader.
“Native Americans occupy a turbulent, romantic and painful place in our nation’s history and consciousness. At once a symbol of a time long past and a living, vital presence today, Native Americans are not simply the first Americans, but an essential thread woven into the fabric of American life. Lifeways examines the existences carved out by each tribe. Daily life, religious beliefs and sacred rituals are all explored, as well as a tribe’s social systems, rules of warfare and their sense of themselves within the natural universe. In addition, the cycle of life — from birth to marriage to death — is revealed, including the roles played by men and women, boys and girls.” -Publisher. Books on Native American tribes.
Chelsea House 1995 Dewey Dec. 970.12
“The Sac and Fox, two distinct but strongly allied tribes, prospered for centuries in present-day Michigan, peacefully farming, fishing, hunting, and gathering wild plants. Pushed steadily westward by European settlement during the 17th and 18th centuries, the Sac and Fox relocated in present-day Illinois, Iowa, and Ohio, where they maintained trade relations with all the new groups of European settlers.” -Back cover
Contents: Roots of an alliance — Sac and Fox traditions — Centuries of change — The critical years — War on the Frontier — The dispossessed — The Sac and Fox today. Books on Native American tribes.
Bourque, Bruce J.
University of Nebraska 2001 Dewey Dec. 970.12
“documents the generations of Native peoples who for twelve millennia have moved through and eventually settled along the rocky coast, rivers, lakes, valleys, and mountains of a region now known as Maine. Arriving first to this area were Paleo-Indian peoples, followed by maritime hunters, more immigrants, then a revival of maritime cultures. Beginning in the sixteenth century, Native peoples in northern New England became tangled in the far-reaching affairs of European explorers and colonists. Twelve Thousand Years reveals how Penobscots, Abenakis, Passamaquoddies, Maliseets, Micmacs, and other Native communities both strategically accommodated and overtly resisted European and American encroachments. Since that time, Native communities in Maine have endured, adapted when necessary, and experienced a political and cultural revitalization in recent decades.” -Publisher. Books on Native American tribes.
Bragdon, Kathleen Joan
Columbia University 2001 Dewey Dec. 970.12
“A concise and authoritative reference resource to the history and culture of the varied indigenous peoples of the region. Encompassing the very latest scholarship, this multifaceted volume is divided into four parts. Part I presents an overview of the cultures and histories of Northeastern Indian people and surveys the key scholarly questions and debates that shape this field. Part II serves as an encyclopedia, alphabetically listing important individuals and places of significant cultural or historic meaning. Part III is a chronology of the major events in the history of American Indians in the Northeast. The expertly selected resources in Part IV include annotated lists of tribes, bibliographies, museums and sites, published sources, Internet sites, and films that can be easily accessed by those wishing to learn more.” -Publisher. Books on Native American tribes.
Brown, Janet Hubbard
Chelsea House 1995 Dewey Dec. 970.12
Examines the history, culture, and current situation of the Shawnee Indians of the Midwest.
Contents: Uncertain origins — To be Shawnee — This land is our land — The revolution and its aftermath — Tecumseh and Tenskwatawa — Nowhere left to go
Burland, Cottie and Forman, Werner
Galahad 1980 Dewey Dec. 970.12
Contents: The land between the waters – The gods of Mexico – Quetzalcoatl: the feathered serpent – Texcatlipoca: the smoking mirror – The ritual of daily life – Astrology and the priesthood – The earthly confrontation. Books on Native American tribes.