Native American and Indigenous Studies Resources


See below for a list of resources for Indigenous research and study:

  • Yale Group for the Study of Native America was formed in late 2003 to bring together the intellectual community at Yale working in the area of Native American Studies. Our intention is to share our work and ideas with each other, to build a network both within Yale and with other institutions, to forge connections with tribal nations and communities, and to build a strong foundation for Native American Studies at Yale. For more resources about Native American and Indigenous Studies at Yale for graduate students, please visit the Yale Group for the Study of Native America website.
  • American Indian Sovereignty Project Launched with NYU Law School: formed in 2021 and is housed under the Yale Group for the Study of Native America. Use link to learn more about the program and open positions.

  • The Lewis Walpole Library is a research library for eighteenth-century studies and the prime source for the study of Horace Walpole and Strawberry Hill. The Yale Indian Papers Project (YIPP) is a documentary editing initiative whose mission is to collect, transcribe, annotate, and electronically publish primary source materials on New England Native Americans.
  • The Howard R. Lamar Center for the Study of Frontiers and Borders was established to further the advanced historical study of North American frontiers and borders, as well as the comparative study of the frontier experience throughout the world.
  • Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library is Yale University’s principal repository for literary papers and for early manuscripts and rare books in the fields of literature, theology, history, and the natural sciences. In addition to its general collection of rare books and manuscripts, the library houses the Yale Collection of American Literature, the Yale Collection of German Literature, the Yale Collection of Western Americana, and the Osborn Collection.
  • Native languages  that have been taught through the Native American Languages Program:
    • Diné
    • Anishinaabe (being offered Spring 2021)
    • Lakhóta
    • Mvskoke
    • Chahta
    • Cherokee (being offered Spring 2021)
    • Mohegan
    • Mohawk
    • Hawaiian
    • Chickasaw 
    • Salish
    • Klallam 
    • Western Shoshone
    • Cheyenne

For more information on the Native American Language program please contact Dean Matthew Makomenaw