Indigenous Tribes of Missouri: Missouri's Native Peoples
Missouri's Native Peoples
There are currently no federally recognized tribes in the state of Missouri. Most of the indigenous people who once inhabited land in Missouri were forced to leave and resettle in Indian Territory (present day-Oklahoma, Nebraska, and Kansas) during the Indian Removal Act of 1830. This LibGuide presents an overview of where to find information regarding the original seven nations of Missouri.
Seven Original Tribes of Missouri
Before the Indian Removal Act (1830) there were seven tribes in Missouri:
Each of these encyclopedias can be found in the Reference section of the JCH Library. Reference materials are for in-house use only and cannot be checked out.
Encyclopedia of Native American History
Encyclopedia of Native American Wars and Warfare
The Encyclopedia of Native American Religions
The Gale Encyclopedia of Native American Tribes
Dictionary of Native American Mythology
The Jefferson College library collection includes many books and government documents, both in the general collection and the Federal Depository Collection. To search for government documents use the online catalog Archway.
A delegation of members from the Oto Nation. National Archives Washington, D.C.; photograph by John K. Hillers, c. 1881–1907.
Below is a list of databases that may be useful for researching information about Native Americans. A complete alphabetical list of the library's database collection can be found on the library homepage under Find Articles >> A-Z.
Academic Search Complete offers an enormous collection of full-text journals, providing users access to critical information from many sources unique to this database. In addition, it includes peer-reviewed full text for STEM research, as well as for the social sciences and humanities. Scholarly content covers a broad range of important areas of academic study, including anthropology, engineering, law, sciences and more.
Has many popular periodicals covering general reference, business, health, education, general science, multicultural issues and much more. This database also contains reference books, primary source documents, and images including maps & flags. Contains the popular title Consumer Reports.
JSTOR consists entirely of scholarly journal articles from titles in various disciplines. Topics include: archeology, art & art history, Asian studies, biology, botany, business, ecology, economics, education, history, language & literature, law, music, psychology, political science, sociology, and more.