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
- American Indian Library Collection: State, federal and local publications and videos about American Indians in Utah.
- Native American Materials for All Ages: Special Collection available through Interlibrary Loan. Individuals should request these titles through their local libraries.
- Do I Have a Culturally Responsive Library? Self-Assessment for Library Leaders (pdf). This self-assessment is based on the publication Culturally Responsive Guidelines for Alaska Public Libraries developed by the Alaska Library Association and sponsored by the Alaska State Library. Used here with permission from the Alaska State Library.
For more information contact:Juan Tomás Lee
(800) 662-9150 x769 (Utah toll-free) or (801) 715-6769