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Tribal Libraries

Library Outreach

There are 567 federally recognized tribes and villages in the United States. Each tribe or village is its own sovereign nation that holds a relationship with the United States government through treaties. Tribal sovereignty means that policies and laws that impact members of a tribe and their property are made within each tribe’s jurisdiction. The U.S. Department of the Interior houses the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) maintains the government to government relationship between the United States and the 567 Federally Recognized Tribes. To learn more about this relationship and for a list of all 567 federally recognized tribes, see this FAQ, developed by the BIA.

See the American Indians and Alaska Natives in the United States map developed by the US Census Bureau.

Utah Tribal Libraries:

  • Directory: Contact information for all tribal libraries in Utah
  • Resources:  Calendar, poster & bookmarks; Links and documents to assist in library development

For more information contact:

Juan Tomás Lee
Phone Number (800) 662-9150 x56769 (Utah toll-free) or (801) 715-6769
Email address jtlee@utah.gov