Native American Research
It goes without saying that doing Native American
Research is difficult. Over the long history of the settlement of
this country many records were either never created or were lost in the
shuffle of time.
Thurston County - Peyote Cemetery Index provided by Kecia Mapp. Kecia has
Here are a few good sites that may help your research.
Make sure you do your homework and try to have names, dates, or tribal
names on hand. There are several query sites available but the
more information you provide, the easier it is to find an answer to
Nebraska, South Dakota and Kansas share some of the Sioux
Nation along with many other various tribes and families. Try to know
for sure which tribe and area you are researching in.
Research Links you may find helpful
NEW!!! Must See
American Heritage Begins
here - a study guide on what to look for and where to find it. Be
prepared as this is one of the hardest searches you will ever do in
also included details about the history of the cemetery and some of theWinnebago Indian burial customs
Native Web - Built by and for Native
Americans with a wealth of genealogy help. This particular link
takes you to the Genealogy page, but there are others available that
may be of interest.
Clippings - The Genoa Pipe of Peace - Specialty
Newspapers of Nebraska.
5 Civilized Tribes - Census
report for 1898-1914
Lakota Sioux - The Great Sioux Nation - Excellent
description of the tribal structure of the Sioux Nation and very
helpful in locating which area and which tribe you want to do research
Oti Kin - A good resource for general
information pertaining to the Sioux people and their history.
Some names are listed and many good reference works are available.
Map -This site provides a map to the various tribes locations
in South Dakota and neighboring Nebraska - There are also address lists
of Bureau of Indian Affairs and Tribal Offices located for each tribe.
- 1872 Gazateer showing the EastNebraska
Indian Tribal locations
- 1872 Gazateer showing the WestNebraska
Indian Tribal locations
Sioux (Lakota) Chief Hollow Horn Bear - 1906
(Thanks to Ed Rucker for supplying this wonderful picture)
Records from the 1882-1907
Native American Resource Center - Many good research sites for
the Southern Native American Tribes, Choctaw, Cherokee, Creek and
Chickasaw groups, among many others all over the country. Various
treaties, commissions and research aids
Nations Histories- a listing of all the first nations and what part
they each played in the formation of the Indian Nations. Take
careful note of the quotation at the beginning of the page.
- Council Fire - a
listing of many information sources for different tribes.
History, Treaties pertaining to Nebraska, names, customs, even
American Research - A collection of sites that may be on interest -
Cemetery, burial and tribal records for some of the neighboring South
Dakota Sioux tribes
A Special Thank You goes to my Sister - Colleen - who helped
me with the research sites for this page and who has taught me much
about Native American Culture and History - among other things!
Recognized Tribes - A currant map showing all the tribal
locations and currant addresses for Tribal offices throughout the
If there is information you
would like to see added to this page,
please contact me at Liz Lee
I am always looking for Native
so if you have some, please
share with fellow researchers!
© 2002 Liz Lee for the
Last Modified 2 Sept 2001