A great starting points for gathering background information on any research topic is using reference sources. They provide the who, why, where, and how, in a very concise format.
Traditional reference sources include:
Indigenous communities around the world have numerous ways of identifying themselves. Always check under the specific tribal name.
In addition, try using some of the following terms:
American Indian Studies is an interdisciplinary area of scholarship. Be sure to check other Research Guides for additional information.