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Indians of North America:
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Haas, Marilyn L. Indians of North America: Methods and Sources for Library Research. Hamden, CT: Library Professional Publications, 1983.
LC Call Number: Z1209 .H22 1983 MRR Alc
LC Catalog Record: 83014007

Although published in 1983, refers to sources which are periodical and updated such as indexes, abstracts, online databases. Lists LC Call Number classes which pertain to Indians of North America and provides an annotated bibliography by topic and by tribe.

Hirschfelder, Arlene B. The Encyclopedia of Native American Religions: An Introduction. Updated ed. New York: Facts on File, c2000.
LC Call Number: E98.R3 H73 2000 MRR Alc
LC Catalog Record: 99021586

Entries "cover the spiritual traditions of native peoples in the United States and Canada before contact with Europeans and Americans, the consequences of this contact on sacred traditions and contemporary religious forms."

Hodge, Frederick Webb, ed. Handbook of American Indians North of Mexico. Washington, DC: U.S. Government. Printing Office, 1912; reprint, Grosse Pointe, MI: Scholarly Press, 1968.
LC Call Number: E77 .H693 MRR Ref Desk
LC Catalog Record: 72003141

Deer dancer: Color silk-screen print depicts an Indian male figure, in traditional dress, performing traditional dance

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Deer dancer: Indian male figure, in traditional Native American dress, performing a traditional dance
Artist: Woody Crumbo.
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Digital ID: LC-USZC4-2633
"The Handbook contains a descriptive list of the stocks, confederacies, tribes, tribal divisions, and settlements north of Mexico, accompanied with the various names by which these have been known, together with biographies of Indians of note, sketches of their history, archeology, manners, arts, customs, and institutions, and the aboriginal words incorporated into the English language." A two-part work.

Langer, Howard J. American Indian Quotations. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1996.
LC Call Number: PN6081.4.A43 1996 MRR Ref Desk
LC Catalog Record: 95033151

This book is a compilation of some 800 quotations in chronological sequence beginning with the mid-sixteenth century. An extensive index includes access by author, tribe, and subject/keyword.

Library of Congress. Many Nations: A Library of Congress Resource Guide for the Study of Indian and Alaska Native Peoples of the United States, edited by Patrick Frazier and the Publishing Office. Washington, DC: Library of Congress, 1996.
LC Call Number: Z1209.2.U5 L53 1996 MRR Ref Desk
LC Call Number: Z663 .M25 1996 MRR Alc
LC Catalog Record: 96042503

A key publication in identifying American Indian holdings in many special collections and divisions throughout the Library of Congress.

Malinowski, Sharon, , and others, eds. The Gale Encyclopedia of Native American Tribes. Detroit: Gale, 1998.
LC Call Number: E77 .G15 1998 MRR Alc
LC Catalog Record: 97036848 (includes review)

An extensive 4-volume works discussing the history, culture, current tribal issues and listing a bibliography for each entry. Includes a glossary and cumulative index in each volume.

Native Americans Information Directory. Detroit: Gale Research Inc., 1993- .
LC Call Number: E76.2 .N38 MRR Ref Desk
LC Catalog Record: 93641427

Provides descriptive listings of 15 categories of information sources including: national organizations, tribal communities, federal agencies, library and museum collections, educational programs, scholarships, print and broadcast media, etc.

Prucha, Francis Paul. . Atlas of American Indian Affairs. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1990.
LC Call Number: G1201.E1 P7 1990 MRR Alc
LC Catalog Record: 90675000
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Maps include tribal locations, Indian population, land cessions, reservations, and U.S. Army Posts and troop activity from the early 19th century to 1980.

Statistical Record of Native North Americans. Detroit, MI: Gale Research, Inc., 1993 - 1995.
LC Call Number: E98.P76 S76 MRR Ref Desk
LC Catalog Record: 97640720

A compilation of statistics which have been compiled from federal and state agencies, tribal governments, associations, and other organizations. According to the work's introduction, much of the information is not available elsewhere in printed format. Most statistical references are to the 1990 Census.

Stuart, Paul. Nations Within a Nation: Historical Statistics of American Indians. New York: Greenwood Press, 1987.
LC Call Number: E77 .S924 1987 MRR Alc
LC Catalog Record: 86033618

Sturtevant, William C., editor. Handbook of North American Indians. Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution, 1978-1998.
LC Call Number: E77 .G15 1998 MRR Alc
LC Catalog Record: 77017162

A multi-volume work devoting entire volumes to geographic regions, languages, and a history of Indian-white relations.
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