Monday, 11 May 2015
If you are researching Aboriginal roots in North America, there are many books at Internet Archive that can help to add to the stories of your ancestors.
There are books on language, culture, crafts, wars etc... for different areas and tribes. What I have tried to find for you are materials that have people's names in them. So listed below are some books of interest, and quite a few that list people by name. Also some websites where you may find more information.
In Canada there were often censuses taken, some only reported how many people in a tribe, but quite a few are with names of people. These are at LAC and the link is below.
I also gave some links to Department of Indian Affairs, where my great-grand uncle was a clerk for 27 years.
To search use keywords: indian, native, aboriginal, eskimo, aleut, indigenous people, etc
Records of the Bureau of Indian Affairs (US)
LAC (Library and Archives Canada) Aboriginal Heritage
Guide to searching Aboriginal records at LAC
Tip* Go to Advanced Research, in the first search box type RG10, in next box type what you are looking for (ie; census, register, etc from list on Guide)
LAC - Native censuses - browse, scroll down, next page - click on MIKAN number or "continue viewing this series of images" to go to that record set.
Indian Census Rolls of North America (US) 1885-1940
Rolls of Certain Indian Tribes in Oregon and Washington - 1906
Records for Indigenous Australians
The administration of Indian Affairs in Canada 1915
Annual Report of the Department of Indian Affairs (Several Years) Employees at back
Sessional Papers of the Dominion of Canada (Indian Affairs - employees and salaries)
List of Cherokee general fund warrants unpaid August 20, 1898
Personal names of Indians of New Jersey; List of Six Hundred and Fifty names 1904
Our Indian Homes at Sault Ste Marie, Ont - 1887 ("homes" for boys and girls)
Descriptions and Plans of Certain Indian Reserves in the Province of Manitoba and the North-West Territories
Document ordering Daniel Claus, agent for Indian Affairs in Canada, to pay for leggings
Grammar and dictionary of the Blackfoot language in the Dominion of Canada 1889
Census of the Indians and Eskimos in Canada 1924 (Agencies and Bands)
C. Hart Merriam papers relating to work with California Indians 1850-1974
Charleston 1860 - Tax on property paid by persons of Indian descent and free persons of colour.
The Constitution of the Cambridge branch of the Massachusetts Indian Association; and a list of its officers and members - 1886
Bishop Hare's Indian boarding schools in South Dakota 1910
Chilocco Indian Agricultural School yearbooks (Oklahoma) 1931, 1932, 1933
Voyages and travels of an Indian interpreter and trader; also dictionary of Chippeway, Iroquois, Mohegan, Shawnee and Esquimeaux tongues. 1791
Genealogy on FaceBook list, containing groups for Native American researchers. April 2014
See also the article on Métis