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Native Americans from various tribes and cultural groups live in Indiana today. They have vibrant cultures, traditions, and languages (some web resources about Native American languages: Miami, and Potawatomi.)
To learn about Native Americans throughout the United States and Canada, visit the American Indian Library Association, an affiliate of the American Library Association, for bibliographies, oral history projects, and other programs. The American Indian Resources page provides links to resources about Native Americans, both past and present.
While the DHPA currently does not have an active program promoting or researching present day Native Americans living in Indiana, one of our partners in preservation, the Indiana Historical Bureau, does provide information on their website regarding Native Americans living in our state. Along with the Historical Bureau, the State also has the Native American Indian Affairs Commission, which is administered by the Department of Workforce Development. At the Federal level, the Bureau of Indian Affairs offers information about services available from the Federal Government, programs, and resources for and about Native Americans.
The Miami Indians of Indiana
The Miami Indians have a long tradition in Indiana. Today, they have a tribal headquarters in Peru, Indiana. You can learn much more about the Miami Nation of Indians of the State of Indiana by visiting their site. In addition, various Indiana museums discuss the history and impact that the Miami have had not only on Indiana, but also United States history.