These collections document the region’s culture and history, including accounts of Native Americans, the impact of Spanish and Mexican settlement, and the influx of other groups into the region from the 19th century onwards.
Collecting for more than a century, Arizona State Museum (ASM) holds vast and varied collections focused primarily on the peoples of the American Southwest and northern Mexico. Many aspects of our collections are unparalleled by any other comparable museum in the world and rank among the world's most significant resources for the study of the peoples and cultures of the southwestern United States and northern Mexico.
The National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI) Archive Center actively acquires and serves as a repository for the records of contemporary Native American artists, writers, activists, and organizations.
Among the billions of historical records housed at the National Archives throughout the country, researchers can find information relating to American Indians from as early as 1774 through the mid 1990s. The National Archives preserves and makes available the documents created by Federal agencies in the course of their daily business.