Successful databases for this search:
1. JStor - use Advanced search and explore their American Indian Studies (8 titles). Use a date limit if possible .
3. Library catalog -- Good Keywords are "native american" and [your topic]
4. Reference Shelf -- Offers brief and powerful articles with lists for further reading
Primary sources about Native Americans, i.e. photographs, treaties, interviews, conference papers:
Over 350 prints and drawings of Native Americans spanning 400 years.
Searchable database which provides free access to in-depth full text government documents of political, military, and governmental activities related to American Indians and Alaskan Natives.
Over 2000 photos documenting the life of individuals in 80 different tribes at the beginning of the 20th century.
This site contains tribal Constitutions, codes, and other legal documents from over 500 different tribes.
TIPS to get the best out of databases:
a) For all searches, use terms such as "American Indian" or "Native American"
b) Encapsulate multi-word terms with quotation marks
c) Search by big groups involved in your topic, i.e. Association of American Indian Affairs.
d) Use names of specific indigenous people i.e., Lakota, Sioux, Crow...
e) Determine which players and leaders are instrumental in your topic, then search their names i.e., "Chief Seattle" or "Henry Standing Bear"