The State Publications Library has numerous resources on Native American/American Indian history, life, and traditions, including information on history, arts, language, material culture, and more. Some of the highlights in our collection include:
- Archaeological Landscapes on the High Plains. University Press of Colorado, 2009.
- Denver: An Archaeological History, University Press of Colorado, 2008.
- Report of the State Archaeologist to the Commission of Indian Affairs. Colorado Historical Society, 1999.
- Archaeological Investigations at Wolf Spider Shelter, Las Animas County. Colorado Department of Transportation, 1996.
- Native American Ceramics of Eastern Colorado, University of Colorado Museum, 2002.
- Tribal Paths: Colorado's American Indians, 1500 to Today. Colorado Historical Society, 2010.
- Enduring Legacies: Ethnic Histories and Cultures of the Colorado Borderlands. University Press of Colorado, 2011.
- The Ute Indian Museum: Capsule History and Guide. Colorado Historical Society, 2009.
- The Ute Indians of Utah, Colorado, and New Mexico. University Press of Colorado, 2000.
- Cheyenne Dog Soldiers: A Ledgerbook History of Coups and Combat. University Press of Colorado, 1997.
- The Anasazi of Mesa Verde and the Four Corners. University Press of Colorado, 1996.
- A Reference Grammar of the Cheyenne Language. University of Northern Colorado, 1980.
- A Guide to Colorado Legal Resources for Native Americans. University of Colorado School of Law, 2005.
- Report of the Native American Sacred Lands Forum, University of Colorado School of Law, 2001.
- Indian Water Rights in the West: A Study. Western States Water Council, 1983.
- Charters, Constitutions and Bylaws of the Indian Tribes of North America. University of Northern Colorado, 1981.
- Treaties Between the Tribes of the Great Plains and the United States of America, Cheyenne and Arapaho, 1825-1900. University of Northern Colorado, 1977.
- Southern Ute Lands, 1848-1899: The Creation of a Reservation. Fort Lewis College, 1972.
- Tell Me, Grandmother: Traditions, Stories, and Cultures of Arapaho People. University Press of Colorado, 2004.
- Sacred Objects and Sacred Places: Preserving Tribal Traditions. University Press of Colorado, 2000.
- Colorado Ute Legacy (video). Colorado Historical Society, 1999.
- Cheyenne Texts: An Introduction to Cheyenne Literature. University of Northern Colorado, 1980.
Also be sure to check out the Colorado Commission on Indian Affairs' Resource Directory and the Auraria Library/Center for Colorado and the West's Native American Studies Resource Guide.
Finally, November is also the month we remember the Sand Creek Massacre, an attack on a peaceful Cheyenne and Arapaho village that occurred on November 29, 1864. For more on Sand Creek see this entry from the Colorado Historical Society's blog; see also the chapter in Western Voices: 125 Years of Colorado Writing, also from the Colorado Historical Society (2004) and available from our library.