Indigenous Histories and Cultures in North America


Presents a unique insight into interactions between American Indians and Europeans from their earliest contact.

The collection continues through the turbulence of the American Civil War, the on-going repercussions of government legislation, right up to the civil rights movement of the mid-twentieth century. Explore the consequent political, social and cultural impact on American Indian life against the backdrop of an ever-expanding western frontier through a wealth of rare original documents, including: manuscripts, artwork, photographs, maps, printed materials and newspapers as well as other key features to support research and teaching.

Thematic areas include: American Indians and the European Powers; Indigenous Peoples of Mexico; American Indians and the US Government; Military Encounters: Conflicts, Rebellions and Alliances; Observation, Representation and Cultural Encounters; Missionaries and Education; Trade and Indian Economies; Civil Rights Movement; and First Nations of Canada.


Access is restricted to ASU students, faculty, and staff; off-campus access is available.

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Primary Sources
Anthropology–Also Useful
History–Also Useful
Native American Studies–Best Bets
Adam Matthew