|About||A meeting ground for scholars, teachers, tribal historians, and others interested in American Indian and Indigenous Studies|
We acknowledge that the Newberry Library is situated on the ancestral lands of the Illinois Confederacy, Kickapoo, Miami and Potawatomi peoples. We honor and thank Indigenous communities - past, present, and future - as our partners on the land of what is currently the city of Chicago.
The D’Arcy McNickle Center for American Indian and Indigenous Studies was founded in 1972. Its goals are to encourage the use of the Newberry collections in these areas of study; improve the quality of what is written about American Indians and Indigenous peoples; educate teachers about American Indian and Indigenous cultures, histories, and literatures; assist American Indian tribal and Indigenous historians in their research; and provide a meeting ground where scholars, teachers, tribal historians, and others can discuss their work with each other.
McNickle Center is also home to the Newberry Consortium in American Indian Studies (NCAIS).