This indexed guide enables researchers and practitioners to draw upon the substantial dissertation research on the life experiences of Native American and Alaska Native children and adolescents. This carefully arranged and fully cross-referenced reference tool includes title, abstract, and retrieval information for 345 dissertations presented between 1960 and 1982. The abstracts outline the salient points of each study, e.g., subject population, sample size, sampling technique, research questions, data collection and analysis procedures, and conclusions. They are arranged alphabetically by author within thirteen major topics: childrearing and socialization; values, personality development; mental health and adjustment; language, bilingualism, communication behavior; intelligence; learning abilities, cognition; perceptual processes; social perceptions, attitudes; self-imagery; achievement; school environment; educational policy; and interventions. Each abstract is indexed by substantive and methodological characteristics. A glossary and index define and identify 136 cross-referenced descriptive terms commonly used in social, behavioral, and mental health science research.