Tribal Libraries

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.

 See the U.S. Census Bureau My Tribal Area data tool to access selected demographic and economic statistics in tribal areas.


Confederated Tribes of the Goshute

Ms. Elvira Murphy, Director
Education Department
P.O. Box 6104
195 Tribal Center Road
Ibapah, UT 84034

Navajo Nation

Navajo Utah Commission

Clarence Rockwell, Executive Director
P.O. Box 570
Montezuma Creek, UT 84534


Northwestern Band of the Shoshone Nation

Mrs. Patty Timbimboo-Madsen, Library Coordinator
707 N Main St
Brigham City, UT 84302
435-734-2286 ext 13


Paiute Indian Tribe of Utah

Ms. Jeanine Borchardt

Education Department
440 N Paiute Drive
Cedar City, UT 84721


Skull Valley Band of Goshute

Lori Bear
1198 N Main St.
P.O. Box 448
Grantsville, UT 84029

Ute Indian Tribe

Ute Indian Tribe

Ronne Wopsock, Director
Education Department

Cheryl Lonebear, Librarian
Uintah River High School Library
P.O. Box 190
Fort Duchesne, UT 84026


Ute Mountain Ute Tribe

Griselda Rogers, Director
Education Department

Shannon Grayhair
White Mesa Library
P.O. Box 7096
33 Mesa View Dr.
White Mesa, UT 84511



 TRAILS – Tribal Library Procedures Manual
 The Small but Powerful Guide to Winning Big Support for Your Rural Library
 American Indian Publications Collection:  State, federal and local publications and videos about American Indians in the Utah Government Digital Library.
 Do I Have a Culturally Responsive Library? Self-Assessment for Library Leaders (Coming Soon). 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.

Recommended Titles

 American Indians in Children’s Literature – Best Books
Native American Children's Literature Recommended Reading List

Book Sellers

 Birchbark Books
 Cinco Puntos Press
 Kamehameha Books - Keiki Books
 Lee & Low Books
 National Museum of the American Indian (Smithsonian) Books
 The RoadRunner Press
 Salina Bookshelf
 The University of Arizona Press
 University of Oklahoma Press


Juan Tomás Lee
 801-715-6769 or 800-662-9150 (Utah Toll-Free)