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Indigenous Research & Knowledges in North America: By Format/Process

This guide is a starting point for exploring resources related to indigenous knowledges, centering the viewpoints of, and scholarship by, native peoples in North America.

This section of the guide suggests resources for finding indigenous and native knowledge organized by format of the resources or by the process used to create those resources. 

FIlms and Videos


Mapping and GIS Sites

Southwestern Nations GIS/Map servers:

Not all tribes offer public access to mapping of their lands. Please contact tribes directly to inquire about access to mapping.

A:shiwi A:wan Ulohnanne – The Zuni World, article about Zuni art maps with examples.

Invasion of America: Between 1776 and 1887, the United States seized over 1.5 billion acres from America's indigenous people, by treaty or executive order. Explore how in this interactive map of every Native American land cession during that period.

Map of Indian Lands Judicially Established

NAGPRA Consultation Map: The data in this map is available to facilitate consultation and research related to the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act 

Land-Grab Universities, from High Country News: Article and mapping site shows land parcels seized to fund land-grant universities.

Indigenous Peoples Atlas of Canada: For purchase or to view online.

Indigenous Peoples of Canada Giant Floor Map: This resource will assist teachers and students in understanding the past, present and future of Indigenous Peoples in Canada.

Coming Home to Indigenous Place Names in Canada was created to mark the 150th anniversary of the Confederation of Canada. The map honors Indigenous place names in Canada and the assertion of Indigenous authority through place names.

Indigenous Peoples, Places & Maps: Selected Resources from Vancouver Island University libguide covering Vancouver Island area.


Tribal Nations Maps is a Native American owned business. The company's owner spent countless hours pouring through books, investigating in library archive buildings, making phone calls and traveling to remote reservations in the spirit of creating the most thorough map of Native America in existence. 

Atlas products from ELOKA: Exchange for Local Observations and Knowledge of the Arctic partners with Indigenous communities in the Arctic to create online products that facilitate the collection, preservation, exchange, and use of local observations and Indigenous Knowledge of the Arctic.

Native Land is an online world map showing territories of indigenous peoples. It is collaboratively built and ongoing. It is created by Native Land Digital, a Canadian not-for-profit, Indigenous-led organization.

LandMark is a global platform of Indigenous and community lands. LandMark is the first online, interactive global platform to provide maps and other critical information on lands that are collectively held and used by Indigenous Peoples and local communities. The global platform is designed to help Indigenous Peoples and communities protect their land rights and secure tenure over their lands.

Indigenous Celestial Charts by Native Skywatchers. This initiative seeks to remember and revitalize indigenous star and earth knowledge. 

Scholarly Journals