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The University of Massachusetts Amherst

Native American & Indigenous Studies

A general library research guide for Native American & Indigenous Studies at UMass Amherst.

Featured resource

New resource for our region: 


A Bibliography for Teaching and Learning Native American and Indigenous Studies in New England 


How these resources were gathered
A Decolonizing Curricula Working Group formed out of the Karuna Center’s “Erasure and Restoration” series in the spring of 2021. The group met in March, April, May, and June to envision and discuss how to make strong, truthful, and culturally grounded Native American and Indigenous Studies resources available to the public, and to professionals in all of these fields who are tasked with educating the next generations of Americans.

Dr. Ron Welburn and Dr. Jessica Dolan were both on the advisory committee of the series, and decided to volunteer time and resources to co-chairing a group of people from New England, who are motivated to decolonize curriculum, and build culturally appropriate and solid Native American and Indigenous Studies resources

Being Native American in the USA

Finding Books

To find books at UMass, you have two options.

Start with the general search box on the library home page,  

See below for some examples of relevant subject headings in Native American Indian Studies.

Highlighted Books

Article Databases

Keep your research organized

Use a citation manager, such as RefWorks to keep track of your research.

Put all your references in RefWorks, create quick and easy bibliographies, build your knowledgebase.


If you need more help or info on RefWorks, check out the online guides and webinars or Ask a Librarian.

If you're looking for another citation management option to RefWorks, try Zotero.


Books recently acquired by libraries in the Five Colleges on Native American Indian Studies.