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Native American Nation Research Resources



Research Resources for Native American Nation Research Assignment
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Handbook of North American Indians


E77 H25 v8

The Handbook of North American Indians is a reference work with information about Native American nations all over North America. Volume 8 is about California nations. Information for each nation includes: ceremonies, clothing, cosmology, environment, external relations, mythology, religion and much more.

Use the index to find your particular nation.

Reference materials are for use in the library. Copiers are available for 5 cents a page.

Don't forget to look at other titles in the Library reference collection. Handbook of American Indians North of Mexico and others in the REF E77s

Use EBSCOhost to search a Particular Journal

(e.g. News from Native California) OR to search a specific database e.g. History Reference Center

Gale U.S. History Resource Center -- American History

database including 400+ historical (primary) documents, articles from 110+ full text journals and 30+ reference books.

Gale U.S. History Resource Center  -- Note: the search box is located in the upper right corner of the screen.

Reserve Materials Available at the Library Circulation Desk

(reserve materials can be checked out for in-library use)

California Indians: A Source BookGathering of Voices: The Native Peoples of the Central California Coast

News from Native California
-- v. 9, nos. 1-2, 4 (1995/1996) ; v. 10, nos. 1-4 (1996/1997) ; v. 11, nos. 1-4 (1997/1998) ; v. 14, no. 4 (Summer 2001) ; v. 15, nos. 1-4 (2001/2002).

Issues from 2002 to present can be accessed through our online periodical database, EBSCOhost. (see tutorial linked above about searching this publication through EBSCOhost)

You can find out which issue(s) have articles about your topic in the magazine index.

Ohlone Past and Present: Native Americans of the San Francisco Bay Area Region
The Way We Lived:

California Indian Reminiscences, Stories and Songs
Suggested Web Resources

Four Directions Institute of Native American Studies

California Indians Resources -- This page includes links to pages on each of the California nations. It also includes links to pages on languages, cultures and history.

News from Native California List of links suggested by News from Native California
National Museum of the American Indian

Online Exhibitions





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