Lakota Language Education

Historical Lakota Resources

Located on the 4th floor of the Chester Fritz Library, the Elwyn B. Robinson Department of Special Collections contains unique and rare materials, such as the White Bull Manuscript, and UND dissertations & theses. You can access the materials in the Special Collections in-person or get assistance with research via email by contacting Curt Hanson, head of Special Collections, at

Below are some of the items housed in the Special Collections on the Lakota language:

Below are recommendations for additional special collections & archives. Hover over the title for a brief description of the sites: