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United States History: Native Americans

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Native Americans in the PNW

Find more links, books, and other sources about Native Americans in the Pacific Northwest History guide linked below.  While this guide focuses on the states that make up the PNW, many of the websites and resources there may be useful resources when searching other tribes and topics. 

Once in the guide, click on the tab People Groups & Immigration to find a page of resources for Native Americans.

Featured database

The library has many resources to help you find what you need.

Remember to use the "Find Articles" tab at the top of this guide to see a list of suggested databases that are useful for your research into America's history. Here, below, is just one of the databases linked on that page that is especially useful for finding articles from ethnic, minority, and Native press publications. 

National and state tribes

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Image: "Indian Tribes in Washington State" by USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service is in the Public Domain


Washington State Tribes

Below you can see a list of links to just some of the tribes in Washington State.

Need help locating a tribe or finding it's official website?

Use the link below to search for national tribal information. Search by name, or limit to the PNW location. 

map of tribal nations in north america

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Image Source: Carapella, Aaron. Tribal Nations Maps: Our Own Names & Locations. Tribal Nations Maps, www.tribalnationsmaps.com/. Accessed 23 Apr. 2019.


The links below go to the websites for national tribes.

Below you can see a list of links to just some of the many tribes in the nation.

Need help locating a tribe or finding it's official website?

Use the link below to search for national tribal information. Search by name, or limit by region.

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