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Genealogy: American Indians

Research Guide

This guide presents sources for researching American Indians.

Older sources and current sources written by Indian associations use the word "Indian." Current sources may use the term "Native Americans." Some sources use the name of the tribe or nation.


Unidentified Native Americans on a homestead in the Sandhills. Nebraska State Historical Society, [Digital ID nbhips 12664]. From American Memory, collection: Prairie Settlement: Nebraska Photographs and Family Letters, 1862-1912 (Library of Congress). Select Search, keyword: indians


Seminole Chief Osceola (1804 – 1838).
Painting Titled: Osceola, The Black Drink, a Warrior of Great Distinction.
Date: January 1838. Author: George Catlin. Source: Smithsonian American Art Museum.

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Subjects: U.S. Government Information,
Delaware, census, family studies, RefWorks, APA style, and genealogy.

B.A., History. University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. 1973.
M.S., Library Science. University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. 1981.

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