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  • Government Information on Native Americans

    Congressional & U.S. Agency Resources

    Proquest (formerly Lexis Nexis) Congressional

    • Indexes all Congressional materials
    • Search by Subject
    • Serial Set Full Text– 1789-1969
      • Reprints many departmental annual reports, i.e. Bureau of Indian Affairs, and other departmental publications
      • Includes House and Senate reports and documents
      • UVA has materials in print or microfiche in either Alderman or the Law Library
      • Use the Advanced Search, Limit the “IN” field to “full text”
      • Search can be limited to materials with illustrations
      • Serial Set – best resource for 19th century information

    Survey of Conditions of the Indians in the U.S. (click for list of volumes)

    Spring 2009 - Waist high shelves in Alderman 3rd floor reader/printer area
    The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs held hearings from the late 1920s to the 1940s investigating the conditions of the Native Americans.  Avaliable in full text on LN Congressional.  UVA owns both microfilm and microfiche of this set. 
    Microfiche - LexisNexis/CIS Senate Published Hearings microfiche collection at Alderman Library, Government Information Resources.
    Microfilm - Micfilm S-1536
    For much more detailed indexing and FULL TEXT access search in Proquest (formerly Lexis Nexis) Congressional

    Library of Congress American Memory -  Collection Finder      

    • History
      • Search for “Indians” or particular tribes
        • “Early Motion Pictures, 1897-1920” – Sioux Ghost Dance
        • Photographs,  Letters,  Advertisements
    • Political Science and Law
      • Official U.S. government documents
      • Congressional Record , Bills, Laws, Serial Set

    Interior Department

    Bureau of Indian Affairs  (formerly Commissioner of Indian Affairs)
    Call number - I 20
    Annual Report – I 20.1:  (New Stacks, 3rd Floor, Alderman Library)

    Also consult Proquest (formerly Lexis Nexis) Congressional Historical Indexes for the Annual Report included in the LexisNexis full text and microfiche collections.

    Smithsonian Institution
    Bureau of American Ethnology

    Condition of the Indian Tribes: Report of the Joint Special committee… 1865.
    Y 4.IN 2/6:IN 2

    Indian Conditions in the U.S. 1919-1920
    CIS (LexisNexis) microfiche - H231-Pt.2-7, H231-Pt.2-8, H231-Pt.3-9  
    Published Hearing. House Comm. on Indian Affairs

    CIS Index to U.S. Executive Branch Documents, 1789-1909 : Guide to Documents Listed in Checklist of U.S. Public Documents, 1789-1909, not printed in the U.S. Serial Set.
    Law LibraryZ7164 .A2 C53 1990 -  Shelved in Microform Area on 2nd Floor.

    • Indexes many Executive branch materials not available in the Congressional Serial Set.
    • 1909 Checklist – Shelved in Government Information Reading Room
      Lists of all publications from the US government up to 1909

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Native American Health
  • Health Related Materials

    • History of Health Sciences
      Links for many aspects of the history of medicine, including Indian health issues.
    • Native Health Database
      "The Native Health Database contain bibliographic information and abstracts of health-related articles, reports, surveys, and other resource documents pertaining to the health and health care of American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Canadian First Nations."
    • Records of the Bureau of Indian Affairs: Central Classified files, 1907-1939, Micfilm 7497.
      See also online reel guides for: Series C, Part 1 – Reports on medical and nursing activity and Series C, Part 2 – Diseases.
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Native American Legal Materials
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History & Anthropology Resources
  • History and Anthropology Sources

    • America: History & Life
      Covers the history of the United States and Canada from prehistory to present, including native American history.
    • Anthropology Plus 1890-present
      Locate articles, reports, and other materials in Anthropological Literature from Harvard's Tozzer Library and in Anthropological Index from the Royal Anthropological Institute. Covers social, cultural, physical, biological and linguistic anthropology, ethnology, archaeology, folklore, material culture and interdisciplinary studies.
    • Bibliography of Native North Americans
      Lists articles, books and other publications about the native peoples of North America published from the sixteenth century to the present. Lists all titles from the Ethnographic Bibliography of North America. Includes book reviews.
    • eHRAF World Cultures
      The eHRAF Collection of Ethnography is a cross-cultural database that contains over 350,000 pages of information on cultural and social life of scores of world cultures. Includes many books and articles on Native Amerian tribes. NOTE: UVA also owns HRAF microfiche collection housed in the Alderman Maps/Microforms Room (3 East), call number Micfich 2595. Many of these are indexed in VIRGO.
    • Early English Books
      Books published in English up to 1700. Contains early accounts of Native Americans. NOTE: UVA also owns this collection in microfilm, Micfilm S-9.
    • Early American Imprints, 1801-1819
      Early American Imprints, 1801-1819 (2nd series, Shaw & Shoemaker). NOTE: UVA also owns this set in microform, Call Number Micprint 8.

    • Early American imprints, 1639-1800 (Evans).
      NOTE: UVA also owns this collection in microorm, Call Number Micfich 1077.
    • Pamphlets in American History (Micfich 557)
      No digital version. Group 1:Indians:I 1-1519:1568 sheets. Index filed in Microform Index area, 3rd floor – Micfich 557
    • ProQuest Historical Newspapers
      Search and see full text of articles from the New York Times (1851-2001), the Wall Street Journal (1889-1997), the Chicago Tribune (1890-1984), Los Angeles Times (1881-1985). and the Washington Post (1877-1987). For more recent issues, use Factiva.
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Non-U.Va. Guides
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Contact Information
Barbie Selby
Contact Info:
Alderman Library
Reference Room, 4th floor
University of Virginia
434-982-2677
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Microforms
Microforms
Microforms
Contact Info:
Alderman 3rd Floor, 434-924-3516; Need Help? Ask Us!
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