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Native American Studies Research Guide: American Indian Histories and Cultures

American Indian Histories and Cultures Online Portal

Explore manuscripts, artwork and rare printed books dating from the earliest contact with European settlers right up to photographs and newspapers from the mid-twentieth century. Browse through a wide range of rare and original documents from treaties, speeches and diaries, to historic maps and travel journals.  Courtesy of the Newberry Library in Chicago in conjunction with Adam Matthew.   Click here.

Note : access restricted to the MSU community and other subscribers.  Visitors can access the database at the Main Library.

Indians of the Midwest

Indians of the Midwest.  Conceived and developed by the Newberry's D'Arcy McNickle Center for American Indian and Indigenous Studies, "Indians of the Midwest, Past and Present" is a multimedia educational website that will engage and inform a broad public audience about major issues in American Indian history and culture. Marrying the library's rich collections on Native American history with state-of-the art interactive web capabilities, the site will contribute to the public discourse on contemporary issues involving American Indians— such as tribal sovereignty, hunting and fishing rights, casinos, treaties, museum collections, identity and stereotypes. These issues are discussed in the context of the history and cultures of the tribes in the Great Lakes region.  Note : free access.

American Indian Studies Series (Print)

American Indian Studies Series.  American Indian Studies at MSU Press and Michigan State University seek to form an understanding of American Indian cultures and identities, the place of American Indian/Indigenous people in today's world, and the changing demands of American Indian/Indigenous peoples in the pursuit of cross-cultural diversity. This series is edited by Gordon Henry, an Anishinabe poet, novelist, and Associate Professor at the Department of English/American Studies at Michigan State University.  Main Library Catalog Links.  For even more American Indian Studies books published by the MSU Press, click here.

Civilization of the American Indian Series (Print)

The Civilization of the American Indian Series has as its purpose the presentation of aboriginal, historical, and contemporary American Indian life.  The aboriginal field includes studies of Indian culture based upon investigation in the foundational sciences of anthropology and archaeology.  The historical field embraces studies of European-Indian contacts.  Studies of contemporary Indian life envisage problems in acculturation, group and personal conflicts, and maladjustments resulting from the impact of Europeans upon aboriginal American culture.

The University of Oklahoma Press has published important scholarly works on the history of American Indian societies of both hemispheres in this series since 1934.   144 titles are listed.

"The Civilization of the American Indian and the University of Oklahoma Press".  Article by Savoie Lottinville,   Journal of American Indian Education, Volume 3, No. 2, January 1964.

Library Thing has a complete list of the books in this series (all 235) - both officially and unofficially.


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