American Indian Newspapers – uncovering two centuries of important North American Indigenous journalism

21 November 2018

American Indian Newspapers, the vital new collection from Adam Matthew, provides digital access to 200 years of North American Indigenous journalism from a range of communities, historic pressings, and contemporary periodicals.

This collection offers a historical retelling of how we as Native Americans saw ourselves and what we recognized as our role in an ever-changing world.
Brandon Scott, Executive Editor, The Cherokee Phoenix

With over 9,000 issues, 173,000 images, and more than 1.1 million articles from 45 significant periodicalsAmerican Indian Newspapers offers researchers a wealth of primary source material, revealing a unique perspective on historical, local and national events.

These tribal newspapers are a rich, untapped resource and we are delighted that they will be available to more researchers through this digital collection.
Erin Fehr, Archivist, Sequoyah National Research Center

The collection has been developed with, and has only been made possible by, the permission and contribution of the newspaper publishers and Tribal Councils concerned. Adam Matthew Digital is extremely grateful for their continuing support of this project. As part of an ongoing relationship and
mutual commitment to enabling and enhancing research opportunities, open access to American Indian Newspapers will be offered to all registered Tribal Colleges and Universities in the United States.

For further information about the collection, please visit To gain review access to American Indian Newspapers, or if you are a registered Tribal College or University and would like to obtain open access, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..