Indigenous Peoples of North America

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Indigenous Peoples of North America enables the exploration of the political, social, and cultural history of native peoples from the 16th century well into the 20th century. Comprehensive yet personal, the collection covers the history of American Indian tribes and supporting organizations. It provides a robust and diverse search experience, facilitating intelligent inquiry into the culture and heritage of indigenous people.

Sourced from American and Canadian institutions, newspapers from various tribes and Indian-related organizations, manuscripts, drawings and sketches, photographs, maps, periodicals, monographs, reports, legal materials, organizational records, and population census records. The collection also features indigenous-language materials, including dictionaries, bibles, and primers.

A sampling of tribes and communities covered:

Algonquin Caddo Colville Hopi Kickapoo
Apache Chemawa Cree Ingalik Kootenai
Arapaho Cherokee Creek Inuit Koyukon
Assiniboine Cheyenne Crow Iowa Lemhi
Bannock Chickasaw Gros Ventre Iroquois Métis
Blackfeet Chocktaw Havasupai Kalispel And more
Blood Couer D’Alene Hoopa Valley Kansa

This collection can also be searched on Gale Primary Sources, an integrated platform that combines Gale’s digital archives into a single cross-searchable interface.

Provider: Gale
Coverage: 16th-20th centuries

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