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About American Indian Histories and Cultures

Enter American Indian Histories and Cultures

Vendor: Adam Matthew

Access: UTA Only.

Description: American Indian Histories and Cultures features a wide range of materials including:

  • Manuscripts (treaties, speeches, petitions, diaries, travel journals, ledger books)
  • Artwork (illustrations, sketches, watercolors, oil paintings, American Indian art)
  • American Indian Newspapers covering the 1960s to 1990s
  • Rare Printed Books
  • Photographs
  • Maps
Scope of the Collection: Covering American Indian history from the early colonial period to the civil rights movement of the twentieth century, American Indian Histories and Cultures provides a variety of material from the Edward E. Ayer Collection at the Newberry Library. Additional Features: In addition to the primary source material, all of which has been digitized in full color, the project will also offer:
  • Cross-searching with The American West
  • Interactive data maps highlighting tribal populations, resources such as buffalo herd, European expansion, the westward tracking of the railways, etc.
  • Visual galleries, which include stunning artworks, portraits, arresting photographs as well as illustrations and sketches from both American Indians and American/European travelers.
  • Online Exhibitions which draw upon primary source material to provide further information and brief histories on key subjects.
  • A detailed chronology
  • Carefully selected external links
  • Contextual essays from leading scholars, including our editorial board members.

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