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American Indian Histories and Cultures collection is so important for our students at ISU that we are willing to give $10, 000 of the Library Dean’s Excellence Fund for this project!
“It contains many documents that I can use not only for my own research, but also for use by my students, particularly in my Early North America course. The manuscript and print sources are wonderful, and the early maps add a great dimension often missing from these sorts of digitized collections. The site is easy to navigate, documents are downloadable, and provides an excellent user experience”
—Paul Sivitz, Ph.D.
“Primary sources are the meat of historical analysis, and access to [this database] will enrich student learning in a range of classes such as North American West, Native American History, Idaho History, Federal Indian Relations, Latin America, and courses on various periods in U.S. history”
—Kevin Marsh, Ph.D
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. It focuses on material relating to American Indian history in the United States, Canada and Mexico.
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