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Primary Source Additions for American Indian Studies

Wed, July 1, 2020 12:25 PM to Wed, July 22, 2020 12:25 PM

Rich primary sources related to American Indian Studies are now available from the UC Merced Library.  See the database listing for access to content.  Once entering a database, each provides a substantial overview of its content. These digital collections are part of Gale’s Archives Unbound resource.

Meriam Report on Indian Administration and the Survey of Conditions of the Indians in the US (Gale)
A collection which includes 1) The Problem of Indian Administration, better known as the Meriam Report (1928), a survey of conditions on Indian Reservations in twenty-six states  and 2) a 41-part (20,000+ page) report to the U.S. Senate Committee on Indian Affairs outlining the effects of policies and programs enacted by the Bureau of Indian Affairs on Native Americans.

American Indian Movement and Native American Radicalism (Gale)
FBI files with information on the American Indian Movement (AIM) as an organization of social protest and the development of Native American Radicalism. This collection includes documentation on the 1973 Wounded Knee stand-off.

War Department and Indian Affairs, 1800-1824 (Gale)
An archival collection of letters -- including vouchers, financial statements, newspapers and contracts -- received by and sent to the War Department which oversaw Indian Affairs prior to the establishment of the Bureau of Indian Affairs in 1824.

American Indian Correspondence: Presbyterian Historical Society Collection of Missionaries’ Letters, 1833-1893 (Gale)
A collection of 14,000 letters, from 1833 to 1893, written by those who served as Presbyterian missionaries to the American Indians.

Indian Trade in the Southeastern Spanish Borderlands: Papers of Panton/Leslie & Company (Gale)
More than 8,000 legal, political and diplomatic documents recording operations of the trading firm Panton, Leslie & Company – a British East Florida company established during the American Revolution. This ethnographic collection will be of interest to scholars studying American Indians of the Southeast.