Enabling exploration of the political, social, and cultural history of Native Peoples from the 16th century well into the 20th century, Indigenous Peoples: North America illustrates the fabric of the North American story with unprecedented depth and breadth. Comprehensive yet personal, the collection covers the history of American Indian tribes and supporting organizations meeting a need for historical researchers. Indigenous Peoples: North America will provide a robust, diverse, and appealing search experience and enable intelligent inquiry into the culture and heritage of indigenous people.
Indigenous Peoples: North America is sourced from both American and Canadian Institutions, as well as direct-from-source from newspapers from various tribes and Indian-related organizations. The collection also features Indigenous language materials, including dictionaries, Bibles, and primers.
Topics of interest include trade and communication, arctic exploration and tribes, the Iroquois Confederation, Canadian Catholic indian missions, Indian removal, Indian Wars and the frontier army, establishment of Canadian Indian and Aboriginal Department, Indian delegations and Indian-Federal relations, Canadian Indian treaty policy, government boarding and missionary schools and curricula, Dawes Severalty and the allotment system, dances and festivals, Alaskan Indian policies, Indian languages and linguistics, assimilation and the Indian New Deal, relocation, termination, and the Indian Claims Commission, water and fishing rights, civil rights, radicalism, and poverty, and the American Indian movement.
Indigenous Peoples: North America has been crafted with the expert guidance of an international advisory board in order to ensure the program fufills the needs of students, professors, and researchers. The archive is curated by Dr. Daniel Mandell and Dr. Roger L. Nichols. Dr. Mandell is a professor of History at Truman State University, specializing in Native American history and the history of law. Dr. Nichols is an emeritus professor of History and an affiliate professor of American Indian Studies at the University of Arizona.
Sources include: National Archives (U.S.); Jesuit Oregon Province Archives, Gonzaga University; Wichita State University Libraries; University of Alberta, Federal Bureau of Investigation Librar; Mudd Library, Princeton University; the Archives of the Moravian Church; Library of Congress; various tribes and tribal organizations; and more.
Indigenous Peoples: North America integrates a comprehensive collection of newspapers, manuscripts, drawings and sketches, photographs, maps, periodicals, monographs, reports, legal materials, organizational records, and population census records.
Sampling of tribes and communities covered:
- Couer D'Alene
- Gros Ventre
- Hoopa Valley
- And many more