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WPA Poster

[Detail] WPA Poster, Indian court, Golden Gate International Exposition, 1939

Multimedia resources from the Library of Congress that support instruction about Native Americans. These resources include expert presentations, exhibitions, bibliographies, Webcasts, and other online materials.

American Indians of the Pacific Northwest: Ten Essays (Presentation) These essays on specific tribal groups and cross-cultural topics were written by anthropologists, historians and teachers.

American Indians/Native Americans (Presentation) Explore images of Native Americans in the Photographs from the Chicago Daily News collection.

American Memory Timeline: Colonial Settlement, 1600s – 1763 (Presentation) This timeline segment links to resources documenting Virginia's early relations with Native Americans.

American Memory Timeline: The New Nation 1783-1815 (Presentation) This timeline segment links to documents related to government policy toward Native Americans during the late 18th and early 19th centuries.

Edward S. Curtis in Context (Presentation) Learn about Edward Curtis, photographer and publisher of the twenty volume set – The North American Indian.

Elections the American Way: Native Americans and the Vote (Presentation) Learn how traditional decision making among Native Americans differed from our current method of self-government.

Geographic Guide to the Edward S. Curtis's North American Indian Collection (Presentation) Use this guide to locate images by tribe or culture area.

Guide to the Law Online: United States Native American Peoples (Internet Resources) This annotated guide from the Law Library of Congress links to primary documents, legal commentary and general information on the topic.

Images of Indians of North America (Prints and Photographs) This essay provides an overview of the more than 17,000 pictorial images of native peoples available in the Prints and Photographs Division.

Immigration: Native American (Presentation)This segment of the Immigration feature focuses on the history of the treatment of Native Americans in the United States.

In the Beginning Was the Word: The Russian Church and Native Alaskan Cultures (Exhibition) This exhibit documents the exchanges that took place between the priests of the Russian Orthodox Church in Alaska and Native Alaskans, during the years 1794 to about 1915.

Indian Affairs 1789-1827 (Document) Browse Volume 1(1789-1814) and Volume 2(1815-1827) in the American State Papers for Congressional documents and legislation concerning Native Americans.

Indian Land Cessions in the United States, 1784-1894 (Presentation) Locate maps and tables by date, tribe and state/territory in this Century of Lawmaking presentation of United States Serial Set, Number 4015.

Indian Removal Act (Library of Congress Bibliography) Read about this 1830 act authorizing the president to grant unsettled lands west of the Mississippi in exchange for Indian lands within existing state borders.

Indian Treaty Signed at Portsmouth, New Hampshire (Exhibition) This 1713 treaty featured in the Words and Deeds collection includes Native American pictograph signatures.


Indians of North America (Internet Resources) A collection of annotated Web sites selected by Humanities and Social Sciences Division subject specialists of the Library of Congress.

Indians of North America: Selected Resources (Library of Congress Bibliography) This guide is a compilation of many of the resources on the Indians of North America available at the Library of Congress as well as selected resources outside the Library.

List of the Treaties Between the United States and the Indian Tribes (Document) This list and detailed information from Statutes at Large documents Indian Treaties dating from 1778-1842.

Native American Women Writers Discuss New Book, Sister Nations (Webcast) View the March, 2003 cybercast of editors and writers discussing this anthology of fiction, prose and poetry celebrating Native American women.

The Native Peoples of Alaska (International) This chapter of the Meeting of Frontiers collaborative digital library provides information on the indigenous peoples of Alaska.

North American Indian (Internet Resources) Link to the full text of the twenty volumes of narrative text and photogravure images of Edward Sheriff Curtis's The North American Indian.

Omaha Indian Music Album Booklet (Presentation) Read essays, acknowledgments, technical notes and a bibliography in this booklet that accompanied the 1985 Omaha Indian Music: Historical Recordings from the Fletcher/La Flesche Collection album.

Stereograph Cards (Prints and Photographs) Search this collection using the term "Indians of North America" to locate more than 70 stereographic images of Native Americans.

Western Life and Indian Fighting (Prints and Photographs) View a selection of images depicting Native Americans from the online version of Pictorial Americana.