THE native AMERICAN LITERARY ATLAS

Welcome to the Native American Literary Atlas (NALA), a digital atlas that shares, explores, visualizes, and connects communities and researchers to the literary networks of Indigenous authorship. The atlas highlights Native-authored books from the Collection of Native American Literature at Amherst College, revealing patterns of intersection and relationships across more than 250 years of Native writing and publishing. Currently, the atlas features publications by authors from the Native Northeast, including tribal histories, political writings, sermons, stories and poetry by Northeastern Indigenous Peoples, which are intended for a public audience.

Search and browse the atlas by place-of-publication and locations of Northeast Indigenous knowledge centers, such as tribal archives, libraries, and museums.

All of the books you see represented in the atlas are free and available to the public, all accessible in the Reading Room of the Archives and Special Collections at Amherst College.

Many of the books published before 1923 are available through Amherst College Digital Collections.

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