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HIST 400: Native Americans: Specialized Primary Sources

This guide will help with your research

Historical Magazines and Newspapers

Example: I need articles about the Mohawk group written between 1700 and 1800.

  • Click the link for Advanced Search
  • Type Mohawk into the first box
  • Type Indians into the second box
  • Click search
  • Click Enter Date Range on the left-hand side and set the range from 1700 and 1800

Example: I'm looking for articles about Native American boarding schools written between 1880 and 1930.

  • Click the link for Advanced Search
  • Type Indians into the first box
  • Type "boarding schools" into the second box and click search
  • Go to Publication Date on the left-hand and set the range from 1880-1920

Example: I need primary source magazine articles about schools for Native Americans written between 1890 and 1920

  • Type Indians of North America into the first box
  • Type schools or education into the second box
  • Click search
  • Set the Publication date between 1890 and 1920

Additional primary source databases

Example: I need congressional documents on the Wounded Knee massacre that are primary sources.

  • Click the link for U.S. Congressional Serial Set
  • Type "wounded knee"  into the search box and click search
  • Click the link for Date on the left-hand side and select 1850-1899