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Native American Heritage Month

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The National Archives holds extensive records created or received by the U.S. Government relating to Native Americans. We not only hold these records, we provide access to them.




Historic Videos

“New Indian,”1977 - A Native American woman speaks about the American Indian Movement at the Ecumenical Conference of the North Central States.

Other Digital Resources

Video highlights from the Nixon Library’s April 2015 conference

Features and Engagement

Spotlight on Records: Native American Reservation Photographs

Archives Research Page for American Indians

Help the National Archives Tag Photos of Life on Native American Reservations

NARA Research Links and Featured Documents

Spotlight on Records: Native American Reservation Photographs

Record Group 75 - Records of the Bureau of Indian Affairs

Records of the Carlisle Indian Industrial School at Carlisle, PA

American Indian Treaties at the National Archives

Guide to American Indian Records in the National Archives

Indian Census Rolls, 1885-1940

National Archives Catalog

Petition from Sarah Winnemucca Hopkins for Land Rights for Piute Indians

Reports & Memos on American Indian Soldiers

Records of Land Allotted to Members of the Ponca Tribe of Native Americans

Minorities: National Congress of American Indians

The Indian School Journal

Indian School Journal: Volume 5, January

Year and Daily Indian School Programs

President Andrew Jackson's Message to Congress "On Indian Removal"

Memorial from the Ladies of Steubenville, Ohio, Protesting Indian Removal

Conditions of the Indian Tribes

Major General Winfield Scott's Order No. 25 re: Removal of Cherokee Indians to the West

Treaty between the United States and the Delaware, Potawatomi, Miami and Eel River Tribes of Indians at Fort Wayne, Indiana

Engrossed Version of H.R. 12707, An Act to Enable the People of the Indian and Oklahoma Territories to Form a State Constitution and State Government

Treaty between the Ottawa, Chippewa, Wyandot, and Potawatomi Indians

Memorandum from Commander General Clayton B. Vogel to the Commandant, U.S. Marine Corps, Regarding Enlistment of Navajo Indians

Congressional Committee Draft Report on Indian Affairs Proposing Land Boundaries and Other Provisions to be Negotiated in Peace Talks with the Indians

Albuquerque Indian School, 1855

Bannack Indians, 1872

Two Sioux Indians in native dress in front of teepee, 1928

Indians on Airplane Steps

Dance, San Ildefonso Pueblo, New Mexico, 1941

American Indians in parade to honor those who served in Desert Storm, 1991

Celebration of Native American History Month at Air Base in Turkey, 2000

Online Interactive Exhibit:  Record of Rights, Rights of Native American Indians

National Museum of the American Indian’s “Nation to Nation” exhibition  Treaties Between the United States and American Indian Nations. September 21, 2014– 2021, all treaties on loan from the National Archives.