Native American History and Culture: Finding Pictures
An overview of Prints & Photographs Division visual resources, including photographs, drawings, engravings, lithographs, posters, and architectural drawings, related to North American indigenous communities. Includes search strategies and tips.
The American Folklife Center Archive is one of the largest archives of ethnographic materials from the United States and around the world, encompassing millions of items of ethnographic and historical documentation recorded from the nineteenth century to the present. The archival collections of the American Folklife Center include the largest body of early recordings of indigenous American music recordings in the United States: about ten thousand wax cylinders of songs and stories. The majority of these document American Indian cultures.
Gather information on American Indian leaders and culture. Study essays, music, maps and images related to the treatment and portrayal of American Indians by European explorers and settlers. Examine treaties dating from 1778-1842 and images and documents relating to forced assimilation of American Indians.