Left: Detail of the Dawes Severalty Act, 1887. From www.ourdocuments.gov.

CAIRNS research has focused on a number of broad topics relating to contemporary American Indian issues. Much of this research has been synthesized into different forms of educational resources. These issues transcend any one traditional academic discipline, and can be examined from multiple perspectives: historical, political, anthropological, geographic, legal, artistic, educational. Learn about some of the research topics below.


Lakota Kinship

Above: Detail of “Tribes in South Dakota” table, in Tribes and Reservations in South Dakota, forthcoming.