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Indians of North America:
Selected Resources

Search Tips for Locating More Materials

In addition to the online collections and print sources listed in other sections of this guide, individual items relating to Indians can be found in some of the Library's search systems. This section suggests search terms to try and relevant search systems in which to try them.

Search Terms

Standardized subject headings for materials relating to Indians include:

  • INDIANS - general works on Indians in the western hemisphere.

Within the above categories are further geographic or subject divisions, such as INDIANS OF NORTH AMERICA--MONTANA, INDIANS OF NORTH AMERICA--TREATIES, etc.)

  • Names of individual tribes or peoples, e.g., Athapascan Indians

Some search systems also offer a keyword search capability, that may have uncontrolled terms such as:


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.
Prints and Photographs Division
Library of Congress
Digital ID: LC-USZC4-2633

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