American Indians and the Baha’i Faith: a Ten-Part Comprehensive Bibliography by Littlebrave Beaston

The Wilmette Institute is very pleased to present an extensive ten-part bibliography about references to American Indians in Baha’i sacred writings, in writings by Baha’i authors, in Baha’i periodicals, and in other Baha’i media. We offer this fascinating and comprehensive bibliography with two caveats to the user:

  1. This must be a living document, as new references occur all the time. Therefore we call on readers to inform us of any additional references that need to be added.
  2. While these ten files were edited based on APA standards, inevitably a work of this length will have some issues of spelling, grammar, and consistency of style. We live in an era when editing is crowd-sourced and the Wilmette Institute does not have the capacity to re-edit these files extensively without your help. Therefore we call on you, the user, to inform us if you spot problems. The easiest thing to do is to download the pdf, save it as a Word document (or write us for a copy in Word) and use “track changes” when you edit.

We welcome your involvement in this project and hope it will produce a continuously updated and refined bibliography of references. We also hope it will stimulate similar projects to create bibliographies about other minority groups and specialized subjects.


Dr. Littlebrave BeastonLittlebrave Beaston (Tsimshean, Makah, and Greek) received her Naturopathic Doctorate and Masters in Acupuncture at Bastyr University and her M. Ed in counseling from North Dakota State University. She has been a Bahá’í since 1969 and has experienced Reservation, rural and urban, large and small, heterogeneous and homogenous Bahá’í communities.  For fun she loves Devotions, Feast, going to the House of Worship,  swimming, hiking, cooking, good conversation, and helping people reach their full potential and make their contributions. To that end she hopes that this research will inspire others to select a strand and write more. The field is wide open when it comes to writing about the many inspiring tales of American Indian Baha’is. Perhaps this will help.


American Indians and the Baha’i Faith: a Ten-Part Comprehensive Bibliography by Littlebrave Beaston

© 2017 by Littlebrave Beaston

Introduction to Works in the Baha’i Faith that Mention American Indians

1 – Writings of Baha’u’llah, `Abdu’l-Baha, Shoghi Effendi, the Universal House of Justice, and other Baha’i Institutions about the Indians of the Western Hemisphere

2 – Authors who mention the Writings about American Indians

3 – Star of the West Magazine and Mention of American Indians

4 – The Baha’i World Volumes and Mention of American Indians

5 – The U.S. Baha’i News and Mention of American Indians

6 – The U.S. Supplement to the Baha’i News and the American Indian

7 –The American Baha’i (1970-present) and the American Indian

8 – World Order Magazine and Mention of American Indians

9 – Association for Baha’i Studies and Mention of American Indians

10 – Baha’i Authors and Books, Booklets, Cassettes, and Videos that Mention American Indians