American Indian Newspapers: exploring primary sources for the study of American Indian cultures

Sponsored by Adam Matthew
Recorded on 10/31/2018

Posted in Primary Sources and Special Collections, Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Accessibility (DEIA)


Tribal newspapers can provide a broad understanding of historical and contemporary Indigenous experiences across North America. Produced by and for Indigenous communities, these newspapers present scholars with unique research opportunities which cannot be found in textbooks alone.

Working closely with Tribal Councils and in collaboration with the Sequoyah National Research Center (SNRC) and the Newberry Library, two centuries of Indigenous print journalism from the US and Canada are now digitally accessible in the primary source collection, American Indian Newspapers, from Adam Matthew Digital.

During this webinar we will speak with SNRC archivist, Erin Fehr, about the origin of this digital collection, while Professor Robert Warrior will discuss the significance of Indigenous Journalism as an untapped tool for teaching and research within American Indian studies.


Erin Fehr
Sequoyah National Research Center
University of Arkansas at Little Rock

Robert Warrior
Hall Distinguished Professor of American Literature and Culture
University of Kansas

Ben Lacey
Product Specialist and Academic Outreach
Adam Matthew Digital