Native American Tribal History

GenealogyBank.com has more than 260,000 books and documents. This includes hundreds of books on Native American genealogy, tribal history and ethno-studies.

(Photo: Clayoquot girl by Edward S. Curtis, 1916. Library of Congress. American Memory Project.)

Here are a few examples of what you can find in GenealogyBank.



What will you find?

Handbook of the Indians of California, by A.L. Kroeber. Bureau of American Ethnology Bulletin 78.

The Ponca tribe. By James H. Howard in collaboration with Peter Le Claire, tribal historian, and other members of the tribe. Bureau of American Ethnology Bulletin 195.

The Pueblo of Sia, New Mexico. By Leslie A. White. Bureau of American Ethnology Bulletin 184.

The Troyville Mounds, Catahoula Parish, La., by Winslow M. Walker. Bureau of American Ethnology Bulletin 113.

A Dictionary of the Osage language, by Francis La Flesche. Bureau of American Ethnology Bulletin 109.Myths and tales of the southeastern Indians, by John R. Swanton. Bureau of American Ethnology Bulletin 88.

Villages of the Algonquian, Siouan, and Caddoan tribes west of the Mississippi, by David I. Bushnell, Jr. Bureau of American Ethnology Bulletin 77.

Early history of the Creek Indians and their neighbors, by John R. Swanton. Bureau of American Ethnology Bulletin 73.

The Choctaw of Bayou Lacomb, St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana, by David I. Bushnell, Jr. Bureau of American Ethnology Bulletin 48.

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Written by Thomas Jay Kemp

Thomas Jay Kemp

Thomas Jay Kemp is the Director of Genealogy Products at GenealogyBank. Tom Kemp is an internationally known librarian and archivist – he is the author of over 35 genealogy books and hundreds of articles about genealogy and family history.

He previously served as the Chair of the National Council of Library & Information Associations (Washington, DC) and as Library Director of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania and the New England Historic Genealogical Society.

An active genealogist, he has been working on his own family history for 47 years. With the rapidly growing online archives at GenealogyBank – it is a great day for genealogy!

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