Skip to Main Content

Native American/Indigenous Studies: Art

A guide for finding resources to do with the first peoples of America and other colonized areas.

Keywords & Subject Terms


  • Native American
  • American Indian
  • Indian
  • First Nations
  • Indigenous
  • Specific Tribe Name. e.g. Osage, Cherokee, Apache, etc.
  • Type of Art. e.g. Basket Weaving, Beadwork, Pottery

Library of Congress Subject Terms:

Search Tips:

  • Keep in mind that Native American names may be spelled differently in different databases, e.g.  Awa Tsireh OR Awatsireh 
  • Native American Names may not have the last name, first name structure, e.g. Dat So La Lee
  • Native American authors may have more than one name, e.g. Kenojuak OR Kenojuak Ashevak 
  • Tribe names may be differently spelled, e.g. Kwakwaka'wakw OR Kwagiutl OR Kwakiutl

Online Resources

Recommended Books