The Spokane River is the boundary between Spokane and Stevens counties. Also, the north shore of the river borders the Spokane Indian Reservation. Boating there once, far up (east) on the river, we spotted an Indian cemetery high on a sandy bluff. I was explaining to Tika (who never misses a boat trip) about our local Native American peoples.
While I've learned that in my pedigree I have no Native American ancestry, I'm sympathetic to those who are so lucky. To that end, I picked up a flyer at the Family History down in Salt Lake City that details Finding Your Indian Ancestor. So I was explaining these tips to Tika:
1. Find out where your ancestor lived.
2. Find what tribes were located in the area where your ancestor lives, and learn who kept the records.
3. Search all record types for your ancestor's time period and location.
4. Identify and locate specific records by using the Family History Library Catalog.
5. Search the records for your ancestor.
While I don't know if you can request a copy of this little flyer, I do know that if you click to www.familysearch.org and then "search" and then "Wiki" you will get 3996 hits for "Indian" and 1755 hits for "Native American."
And I learned this tidbit: