Editorial projects that make the results of research widely available to scholars, tribal members, and the general public is one of the primary goals of AISRI. Print and electronic publication of important documents, employing the highest standards of historical editing, is a major focus. Throughout the history of the study of American Indians, Indians and non-Indians alike have recorded a vast range of descriptive material—ethnographic, historical, and linguistic—that has remained unpublished in archives. Preparation of those materials for publication requires interdisciplinary skills, drawing on the concepts and methods of anthropology, history, linguistics, and information science, to make those documents optimally useful for understanding the American Indian past.
The range of editorial projects in which AISRI members have been and are engaged includes the following: