Library of Congress
Native American History
The history of America begins not with the first European explorers to visit the continent but with the American Indians who lived here long before the Europeans first sailed to North American shores. Understanding Native American history, including the cultures and customs of the various Indian tribes, is an essential part of understanding U.S. history.
These secondary sources offer a broad look at the history of Natives in North America. read more »
These Web sites offer collections of documents, photographs, artifacts and other primary source material with descriptions explaining their historical importance.
The Smithsonian Institution
has a wide variety of Native American exhibitions and collections located in its American Indian Museum, American History Museum and Natural History Museum.
The Native American Experience
is a collection of photographs compiled by California State University, Long Beach professor Troy Johnson, who explains the significance of each.
The American Native Press Archives
is a collection of writings by Native Americans from 1772 to the present. It includes secondary accounts and witness testimony of historical events, such as the Trail of Tears, as well as poetry and fiction writing,
These archives provide the laws, treaties, executive orders and other documents that shaped the ... read more »
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