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American Indian Resources
From Catlin's North American Indians
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Please note that items in bold are described in the Library's online catalog and you will need to review the catalog to obtain the call number of each item. Other items are described in guides in Special Collections and Archives. Also, please note that the term "American" includes South, Central, and North America.

I. Manuscript and Archival
  • Travels of Robert Tucker Collection: slides of antique totem poles in a museum in Ketchican, Alaska; slides of totem poles being made in a workshop in Saxman, Alaska. Both sets of slides date from 1986.
II. Books and Published Materials
  • Voyages from Montreal, on the river St. Laurence, through the continent of North America, to the frozen and Pacific oceans: in the years 1789 and 1793; with a preliminary account of the rise, progress, and present state of the fur trade of that country, Alexander Mackenzie, 1803
  • A view of the soil and climate of the United States of America: with supplementary remarks upon Florida; on the French colonies on the Mississippi and Ohio, and in Canada; and on the aboriginal tribes of America, by C.F. Volney, translated, with occasional remarks, by C. B. Brown; with maps and plates, 1804
  • Indian biography: or, An historical account of those individuals who have been distinguished among the North American natives as orators, warriors, statesmen, and other remarkable characters, Benjamin Bussey Thatcher, 1834
  • Algic researches, comprising inquiries respecting the mental characteristics of the North American Indians , Henry Rowe Schoolcraft, 1839
  • Greyslaer: a romance of the Mohawk, Charles Fenno Hoffman, 1840
  • North American Indians; being letters and notes on their manners, customs, and conditions, written during eight years' travel amongst the wildest tribes of Indians in North America, 1832-1839, by George Catlin. With three hundred and twenty illustrations, carefully engraved from the author's original paintings, George Catlin, 1841
  • Notes on the Iroquois: or, contributions to American history, antiquities, and general ethnology, Henry Rowe Schoolcraft, 1847
  • A tour of duty in California; including a description of the gold region: and an account of the voyage around Cape Horn; with notices of lower California, the Gulf and Pacific coasts, and the principal events attending the conquest of the Californias. By Joseph Warren Revere ... Ed. by Joseph N. Balestier ... With a map and plates from original designs, 1849
  • The Yemassee: a romance of Carolina, William Gilmore Simms, 1853
  • Chicóra and other regions of the conquerors and the conquered, Mary H. Eastman, 1854
  • Information respecting the history, condition and prospects of the Indian tribes of the United States: collected and prepared under the direction of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, per act of Congress of March 3d, 1847, Henry Rowe Schoolcraft, 1851-1857
  • An early and strong sympathy: the Indian writings of William Gilmore Simms, edited by John Caldwell Guilds and Charles Hudson, 2003 (William Gilmore Simms, 1806-1870)
  • Relation of Alvar Nuñez Cabeça de Vaca, translated from the Spanish by Buckingham Smith, 1871
  • Report upon United States Geographical surveys west of the one hundredth meridian, in charge of First Lieut. Geo. M. Wheeler ... under the direction of A.A. Humphreys, the chief of engineers, U.S. Army; published by authority of ... the secretary of war in accordance with acts of Congress of June 23, 1874, and February 15, 1875, 1877
  • Cateechee of Keeowee: a descriptive poem, A.W. Daniel, 1898
  • Early History of the Creek Indians and their Neighbors, John R. Swanton, 1922
  • History of the Old Cheraws, Alexander Gregg, 1925
  • The southern frontier, 1670-1732, Verner W. Crane, 1928
  • Singing Arrows, Chapman J. Milling, 1938
  • Red Carolinians, Chapman J. Milling, 1940
  • The Land Called Chicora: the Carolinas Under Spanish Rule with French Intrusions, 1520-1670 Paul Quattlebaum, 1956
  • The Catawba Indians, the people of the river, Douglas Summers Brown, 1966
  • Indian jewelry; how to wear, buy, and treasure America's first fashion pieces, Frankie Welch, 1973
  • Indians of the South Carolina Lowcountry, 1562-1751, Gene Waddell, 1980
  • The heart as a drum : continuance and resistance in American Indian poetry, Robin Riley Fast, 1999
  • Caring for American Indian objects: a practical and cultural guide, edited by Sherelyn Ogden, 2004
  • American Indian Nonfiction: An Anthology of Writings, 1760s-1930s, edited by Bernd C. Peyer, 2007
  • The life, journal and works of David Jones, 1736-1820: pastor of Baptist churches in New Jersey and Pennsylvania and Chaplain in the American Army, George Truett Rogers, 2007
III. Reference and Other Materials in the Main Library
  • America, 1667; a translation of L’Amerique, written in 1667, Nicholas Sanson, translation by Pauline Carson Bloch and Robert Martinon, edited by Louis M. Bloch, Jr.
  • The American Heritage Book of Indians, William Brandon, with an introduction by John F. Kennedy, 1961
  • The Americas on the eve of discovery, edited by Harold E. Driver, 1964
  • Book of the fourth world: reading the Native Americas through their literature, Gordon Brotherston, 1992
  • A comparison of formative cultures in the Americas; diffusion or the psychic unity of man, James Alfred Ford, 1969 (US Doc Collection)
  • Discovering the New World; based on the works of Theodore de Bry; edited by Michael Alexander, 1976 (Gen Collection Oversize)
  • The Indians of the Americas, John Collier, 1947
  • Lost empires, living tribes, prepared by National Geographic book Service; Ross S. Bennett, editor, 1982 (Gen Collection Oversize)
  • National Geographic on Indians of the Americas; a color-illustrated record [by] Matthew W. Stirling, with contributions by Hiram Bingham [and others] Illustrated with full-color reproductions of 149 paintings by W. Langdon Kihn and H. M. Herget. Foreword by John Oliver La Gorce, 1955
  • The noble savage; a study in romantic naturalism, Hoxie Neale Fairchild, 1928
  • Selected papers from the American anthropologist, 1888-1920. Edited by Frederica De Laguna for the Publications Committee of the American Anthropological Association. With an essay on The beginnings of anthropology in America, by A. Irving Hallowell, 1960
  • The story of the American Indian, by Paul Radin, 1944
IV. Furman Online Resources
  • The American Indian Movement ("AIM") and Native American Radicalism FBI files providing detailed information on the evolution of AIM as an organization of social protest and the development of Native American radicalism, 1968-1979.
  • American Song American Song is a history database containing 50,000 tracks that allow people to hear and feel the music from America's past. The database includes songs by and about American Indians, miners, immigrants, slaves, children, pioneers, and cowboys. Included in the database are the songs of Civil Rights, political campaigns, Prohibition, the Revolutionary War, the Civil War, anti-war protests, and more. This release includes 1,048 albums, equalling 17,940 tracks.
V. Web Sites