February 2008 Archives


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NativeWiki is a free, open-to-the-public library of information about indigenous nations and peoples (past and present) of the world. It features major sections on Nations and Peoples, Documents and Materials, Geographic Regions and a Picture Gallery of selected images. Started in April, 2007, it currently boasts 1,181 content pages, 1,108 media files, and 869 registered contributors.


A word on Wiki's:

Wiki's, such as Wikipedia and Nativewiki, are online open-content collaborative projects, that is, a voluntary association of individuals and groups who are developing a common resource of knowledge on specific topics. The structure of the project allows anyone with an Internet connection and a World Wide Web browser to alter its content. Please be advised that nothing found on a Wiki site has necessarily been reviewed by professionals with the expertise required to provide you with complete, accurate or reliable information.

However, that is not to say that you will not find valuable and accurate information ion a Wiki; much of the time you will. However, the owners and operators of these Wiki's cannot (and will not) guarantee the validity of the information found there. The content of any given page may recently have been changed, vandalized or altered by someone whose opinion does not correspond with the state of knowledge within the Wiki.

As with any open online web source it is ALWAYS a good idea to check on the reliability of the information being presented.

Note: This is a free online resource

Kappler's Indian Affairs Laws and Treaties

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Indian Affairs: Laws and Treaties, compiled and edited by Charles J. Kappler, is an historically significant, seven volume compilation of U.S. treaties, laws and executive orders pertaining to Native American Indian tribes. The volumes cover U.S. Government treaties with Native Americans from 1778-1883 (Volume II) and U.S. laws and executive orders concerning Native Americans from 1871-1970 (Volumes I, III-VII). The work was first published in 1903-04 by the U.S. Government Printing Office. Enhanced by the editors' use of margin notations and a comprehensive index, the information contained in Indian Affairs: Laws and Treaties is in high demand by Native peoples, researchers, journalists, attorneys, legislators, teachers and others of both Native and non-Native origins.

This is a wonderful online resource developed at Oklahoma State University


NOTE: This site is freely available to anyone.

This release of Early Encounters in North America contains 1,482 authors and over 100,000 pages of letters, diaries, memoirs and accounts of early encounters. Particular care has been taken to index the material so that it can be used in new ways. For example, you can identify all encounters between the French and the Huron between 1650 and 1700.

Early Encounters in North America uses PhiloLogic software, developed at the University of Chicago, to enable in-depth browsing and searching of the bibliographic, image and full-text elements within the database.

This database was purchased by the University of Minnesota Libraries in fall 2007.


NOTE: Due to vendor licensing restrictions, access to many of the Libraries' databases and other electronic resources from outside a University library (e.g., from home or office) is limited to current students (in credit-earning courses), staff, and faculty at the University of Minnesota -- Twin Cities. This is a non-negotiable part of the contracts we sign (and there are no fee-for-access options for persons not affiliated with the University).

Members of the public, however, are welcome to use the U of M Libraries' electronic resources "on-site". We have structured our licensing agreements with database providers to make this possible. The public is also welcome in our libraries for use of on-site collections and most facilities. One does not need a card or pass to enter and use the Libraries. A list of campus libraries and their locations can be accessed at:



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