This fifth release of North American Indian Thought and Culture contains over 119,000 pages of text and images. Included are biographies, auto-biographies, personal narratives, speeches, diaries, letters, and oral histories. When complete North American Indian Thought and Culture will include 123,000 pages of text and images.
Particular care has been taken to index this material so that it can be searched more thoroughly than ever before. Full-length reference works also are included to give background and context to the narratives.
This database was purchased by the University of Minnesota Libraries in spring 2008.
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