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The focus of this interdisciplinary guide is resources directly related to the indigenous peoples of North America. A number of disciplinary perspective are represented here, including History, Anthropology, and Sociology.
Abstracts and citations to articles in journals in sociology, family studies, women's studies, and related social sciences, as well as abstracts to dissertations, conference proceedings, and books, covering 1952-present.
Ethnic, minority, and native presses. A rich collection of articles, editorials, columns, reviews, etc., provide a broad diversity of perspectives and viewpoints--the other sides of the stories. Free text searching and complete indexing makes Ethnic NewsWatch easy to search.
Citations to the literature covering the history and culture of the United States and Canada, from prehistory to the present. Journal coverage goes back to the early 20th century. For topics related to Mexico, the Central America, the Caribbean, and South America, please use Historical Abstracts.
"This map does not represent or intend to represent official or legal boundaries of any Indigenous nations. To learn about definitive boundaries, contact the nations in question.
Also, this map is not perfect -- it is a work in progress with tons of contributions from the community."
The map is created and maintained by Native Land Digital.
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To help you better identify potential sources, take some time to list out potential search terms or keywords.
Begin with common keywords like "Native American," Indigenous, "American Indian," or "First Peoples"
Search by subject - "Indians of North America"
Search by tribal names or names of cultural groups
Combine common keywords or tribal names with topic areas for specific research
As you search, refine your terms based on the subjects or keywords identified in the articles or books that you've found. For additional information about finding and using subject terms, see the tutorials linked below.