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AMST 231: Contemporary Indigenous Activism

As you get started

Much of what is available as primary source material for Indigenous Studies is held in private collections or websites or in small archives or repositories, which may or may not be feasible to access for your work. Tthe majority of artifacts have not been digitized. And unfortunately, the materials gathered in larger online repositories may be problematic in various ways. With these challenges in mind, this guide provides a starting place for your research but is in no way exhaustive. Please consult with your professor and with me as you branch out beyond this guide.

Also, because you will be finding such a variety of resources in such an array of places, I recommend using Zotero as a sort of scholarly bookmarking tool.

Indigenous scholars and activists on the web

Here are some key blogs and websites recommended by your professor. They are not only good for the information they provide, but also because they give you access to whole networks of voices. Look at the people they interact with or refer to as you begin to navigate the rich landscapes of these conversations.

Repositories of indigenous primary sources

There are hundreds of small collections, usually centered around a particular region or nation. These are a few of the broadest and most topical collections, but contact me if you're interested in exploring further!

 

Connecticut Indian Deed, 1727, from the Edward E. Ayer Digital Collection