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Native American Heritage
Culture and history resources from the Library of Congress
National Congress of American Indians
The "oldest, largest and most representative American Indian and Alaska Native organization serving the broad interests of tribal governments and communities."
National Museum of the American Indian
It is the first national museum dedicated to the preservation, study, and exhibition of the life, languages, literature, history, and arts of Native Americans. A Smithsonian Institution.
National Archives - Resources on Indians/Native Americans
Access government reports and statistics as well as historical resources.
US Bureau of Indian Affairs
The BIA is a principal player in the relationship between the US Federal Government and Indian tribes and Alaska Native villages. Its programs and services assist tribes in improving their tribal government infrastructure, community infrastructure, education, job training, and employment opportunities.
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