Afro-Indigenous Studies

This guide contains recommended resources for doing research on Afro-Indigenous Americans.


Welcome to the Afro-Indigenous Studies Research Site, your information gateway for research, teaching, and learning. Feel free to contact me for your research and classroom needs.                                                                    

Leta Hendricks

Afro-Indigenous Studies Resources

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 Supaman - Miracle feat. Maimouna Youssef

<< Indigenous people continue to lead the fight against big corporations who only wish to profit at the expense of the people’s well being in the fight for clean water. In 2017 Taboo of the Black Eyed Peas pulled together some amazing Indigenous artist on a song and video titled “Stand Up” (For Standing Rock) which went on to win an MTV VMA award which veteran Native emcee Supaman was a part of. The fight continues in this hard hitting visual masterpiece where Supaman teams up with grammy nominated Maimouna Youssef from the Choctaw nation to inspire, educate, motivate, and encourage those still standing in the global fight to clean water. 
Mega talented emcee Supaman who is known for infusing Native culture and hip hop culture in his music, says “the video for Miracle featuing Maimouna Youssef is much more than a tribute to Water song. It holds so much more meaning and symbolism throughout, that the average viewer might miss.>>

 From  Supaman - Miracle feat. Maimouna Youssef Video Notes 


American Indian Histories and Cultures  The American Indian Histories and Cultures database contains manuscripts, documents, artwork and rare printed books beginning with the earliest contact with European explorers. This database is organized by American Indian history thematic zones: American Indians and the European Powers; Indigenous Peoples of Mexico; American Indians and the US Government; Military Encounters: Conflicts, Rebellions and Alliances; Observation, Representation and Cultural Encounters; Missionaries and Education; Trade and Indian Economies and the Civil Rights Movement. Digitized resources from the Edward E. Ayer Collection for American Indian Histories and Cultures located at The Newberry Library in Chicago, Illinois.

Bibliography of Native North Americans  Bibliography of Native North Americans (BNNA) is a bibliographic database containing resources on and about Indigenous American culture, life, and history. The BNNA provides citations for books, essays, journal articles, and government documents.

EBSCOHost Databases  A multi-interdisciplinary suite of databases covering the arts, humanities, law, life and health sciences, social sciences, science and technology. Databases contain content from popular magazines, scholarly journals, newspapers, documents, books, reports, conference proceedings, and other digital media. Features Open Cluster Searching. Select 

Ethnic Diversity Source  Database covers culture, social treatment and lived experiences of underrepresented groups across North America, including but not limited to: African Americans, Arab Americans, Asian Americans, European Americans, Jewish Americans, Latinx Americans, Native Americans, and Multiracial Americans. This vetted resource contains scholarly journals and magazines, primary sources, historical documents, interviews and biographies, collections of e-books and videos.   

Ethnic NewsWatch  This news and information database contains newspapers, magazines, and journals from Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPoC) and minority press. The database also contains Ethnic NewsWatch: A History, which provides historical coverage of Native American, African American, and Hispanic American periodicals from 1959-1989​.


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