Native American Studies

American Indian Histories and Culture

Description

According to the publisher's description:

The wide range of material included in American Indian Histories and Cultures presents a unique insight into interactions between American Indians and Europeans from their earliest contact, continuing through the turbulence of the American Civil War, the on-going repercussions of government legislation, right up to the civil rights movement of the mid- to late-twentieth century. This resource contains material from the Newberry Library’s extensive Edward E. Ayer Collection; one of the strongest archival collections on American Indian history in the world.

Document types, digitized in full colour, include:
-An extensive collection of manuscripts ranging from the early 16th to the mid-20th centuries
-A striking collection of artwork including rare American Indian ledger art
-Speeches and petitions written by American Indians
-Diaries, essays, travel journals and ledger books from early European expeditions
-Correspondence, notes and minutes relating to important treaties
-Early linguistic studies and ethnographic accounts of American Indian life
-Thousands of photographs
-Historic maps and atlases
-Rare printed books
-American Indian newspapers from the 1960s-1990s
 
This rich selection of primary sources covers such important themes as:
-American Indians and the European Powers
-American Indians and the US Government
-Military Encounters: Conflicts, Rebellions and Alliances
-Observation, Representation and Cultural Encounters
-Indigenous Peoples of Mexico
-First Nations of Canada
-Missionaries and Education
-Trade and Indian Economies
-Civil Rights Movement

Type
Text Collection
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/31226
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The Ojibwe People's Dictionary

Alternative Titles
Ojibwe Dictionary
Description

The Ojibwe People's Dictionary is a searchable Ojibwe-English dictionary that includes audio samples of native speakers of Ojibwe.  The dictionary includes images from collections of the Minnesota Historical Society.  Also includes excerpts from relevant documents in English and in Ojibwe.

Type
Dictionary
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/30535
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American West

Alternative Titles
The American West
Description

The American West includes materials from the Everett D. Graff Collection of Western Americana at the Newberry Library, Chicago.  The collection includes a wide range of primary source materials, such as manuscripts, maps, broadsides, and a variety of ephemeral works.

Highlights include:

-Papers of early pioneers, explorers and hunters are well represented, including items such as the original manuscript journal and papers of James Audubon.

-Canada and the Pacific Northwest are well documented including accounts of the Gold Rush and of the landscape.

 

-The evolution of Western towns can be seen through materials such as prospectuses and city directories.

 

-The growth of railway and road networks can be explored through maps and through records of key railroad companies.

 

-Emigrants guides, manuscript travel journals, store catalogues, illustrations and maps enable scholars to understand the phenomenon of Westward expansion.

 

-Accounts of ranches and of the prairie lands document the agricultural transformation of the West.

 

-There are rich resources for the study of Texas, Mexico and the South.

 

-Literary and historical works – as well as contemporary newspapers and posters - enable a better understanding of the real and mythic West – with first hand accounts of the lives of vigilantes and outlaws.

 

-Native American history and culture is also very well documented.

 

-Original manuscripts, ephemeral material (trade cards, wanted posters, photos, claim certificates, news-sheets etc), maps, and rare printed works.

 

(from the publisher's description)

Type
Text Collection
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/29606
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Bibliography of Native North Americans

Alternative Titles
BNNA
Description

Bibliography of Native North Americans (BNNA ) provides citations to books, essays, journal articles and government documents of the United States and Canada. BNNA covers all aspects of native North American culture, history and life.  

This is the only database available that specifically indexes secondary literature across disciplines dealing with native North American life and culture.

Type
Article Index
Database
Coverage
Content range covers sixteenth century through the present. Earliest indexed publication is from 1890; some coverage throughout 20th century; bulk of the collection was published after 1990.
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/29348
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America: History & Life (EBSCO)

Alternative Titles
America: History and Life, AHL, AH&L, AHaL
Description

America: History & Life is an index of literature covering the history and culture of the United States and Canada, from prehistory to the present. The database indexes 1,700 journals from 1964 to present and also includes citations and links to book and media reviews. Strong English-language journal coverage is balanced by an international perspective on topics and events, including abstracts in English of articles published in more than 40 languages.

Type
Article Index
Coverage
1954-
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10059
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American Indian History Online

Alternative Titles
American Indian History & Culture
Description

This database provides access to more than 5,000 years of culture, history, and leaders. 320+ Native American groups are presented through subject entries, biographies, primary source documents, maps and charts, and photographs. Updated semiannually.

Type
Database
Coverage
Prehistoric to present
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10045
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eHRAF World Cultures

Alternative Titles
Human Relations Area Files (eHRAF) World Cultures
Human Relations Area Files
HRAF Collection of Ethnography
Description

Nearly one million pages of ethnographic and other texts on over 280 of the world's cultures, past and present.  Meticulously indexed by culture and subject at the paragraph level to facilitate cross-cultural searching.

Type
Text Collection
Coverage
Compilation of materials published since 1949.
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9997
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ProQuest Research Library

Alternative Titles
PQRL
Description

Indexes over 5,000 journals and magazines covering all fields and topics, academic and popular, beginning as early as 1971.  Provides full text for articles from over 3,600 of these journals and magazines.  Includes a diversified mix of scholarly journals, trade publications, magazines, and newspapers designed to cover the top 150 core academic subject reference areas extensively.

Type
Article Index
E-Journal(s)
Coverage
1971 - (Varies by title.)
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9851
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Abstracts in Anthropology

Description

Classified index and abstract of all four subfields of anthropology: cultural anthropology, physical anthropology, archaeology and linguistics. Includes abstracts of site reports, analytical studies, and reports on field techniques and artifacts. Updated two times per year.

Type
Article Index
Coverage
2001-
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9293
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Ethnic NewsWatch

Alternative Titles
Ethnic News Watch and ENW: A History
ENW, ENW+H
Description

A full text database of 200 publications of the ethnic, minority and native press. Searchable in both English and Spanish, with titles in both languages. Includes more than 100,000 articles in Spanish and over 400,000 in English.

Type
Article Index
Coverage
1960 -
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9175
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