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Indigenous Peoples: North America

Expires: March 15, 2016

"Enabling exploration of the political, social, and cultural history of Native Peoples from the 16th century well into the 20th century, Indigenous Peoples: North America illustrates the fabric of the North American story with unprecedented depth and breadth. Comprehensive yet personal, the collection covers the history of American Indian tribes and supporting organizations meeting a need for historical researchers. Indigenous Peoples: North America will provide a robust, diverse, and appealing search experience and enable intelligent inquiry into the culture and heritage of indigenous people.

Indigenous Peoples: North America is sourced from both American and Canadian Institutions, as well as direct-from-source from newspapers from various tribes and Indian-related organizations. The collection also features Indigenous language materials, including dictionaries, Bibles, and primers.

Topics of interest include trade and communication, arctic exploration and tribes, the Iroquois Confederation, Canadian Catholic indian missions, Indian removal, Indian Wars and the frontier army, establishment of Canadian Indian and Aboriginal Department, Indian delegations and Indian-Federal relations, Canadian Indian treaty policy, government boarding and missionary schools and curricula, Dawes Severalty and the allotment system, dances and festivals, Alaskan Indian policies, Indian languages and linguistics, assimilation and the Indian New Deal, relocation, termination, and the Indian Claims Commission, water and fishing rights, civil rights, radicalism, and poverty, and the American Indian movement."

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University of Maine on WorldCat

The University of Maine on WorldCat service searches the entire OCLC WorldCat database, but displays locally owned materials in URSUS or MaineCat at the top of search results lists. (The local-materials-first display is a default setting, with the alternative being most-relevant-materials-first, even when not held locally.) It also displays article citations from selected major publishers and some article links will go through to full text content once OCLC has worked with Fogler Library to create profiles for this to happen.

The University of Maine on WorldCat database is NOT the equivalent of URSUS or MaineCat. It is the OCLC WorldCat database, with only those local materials OCLC knows about presented first. In OCLC, some, but not all, URSUS libraries have indicated ownership of most, but not all, of their collection holdings. For the most complete picture of University of Maine materials, and all links to our full-text resources such as e-books and e-journals, please use URSUS.

This interface will eventually (2016 or later) replace the WorldCat on Firstsearch interface we have linked on the Indexes and Databases page. will remain unchanged.

Please send any feedback or questions about University of Maine on WorldCat to Deb Rollins.


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Created by: Deborah Rollins | Revised: 02/10/2016
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