When looking for primary sources, you need to consider:
Be sure to evaluate the sites you find, particularly who created the site in order to determine biases and what information might be included/excluded.
Some libraries catalog their digitized archival collections in Williams WorldCat.
Note: some items will not be freely available or may just be collection finding aids.
Library catalog records have at least one Subject describing the general topic of the book, video, or other material. Subjects can be subdivided to indicate further topical breakdown, geographical location, time period, or the form of the composition. Some of the form subdivisions that indicate the items is a primary source include:
Search library catalogs using these words as Subjects combined with keywords related to your topic.
Additionally, search for your topic and limit the results by publication date to find sources written during a particular time period.
In addition to looking at footnotes and bibliographies in secondary sources, also consult book-length bibliographies. These reference sources are compiled by experts and often include annotations indicating the content and value of the works cited.
Do an Advanced search in the library catalog or Williams WorldCat:
Given the wide variety of topics students can research in this course, this research guide cannot be comprehensive in linking to all relevant primary sources. However, you can take advantage of research guides created by librarians at other institutions that may focus on Native American and indigenous communities in a specific location or during a specific time period.
In a Google search:
Word of caution: Library research guides tend to be created with their local community in mind. Thus, they may refer to subscription databases Williams does not have or describe print items in their special collections that are not available digitally.