Explore Native American Heritage with Library Resources

nahTo learn about Native American History visit the library’s Hot Topic – Native American Heritage or for younger students visit Homework Help – Native Americans.


Native Americans eBooks Always Available

This November, learn about Native Americans using our eBook Encyclopedia Britannica Collection in the eMedia Catalog. The eBooks in this collection are always available and everyone can have it checked out at the same time. How cool is that?

American Indians of California, The Great Basin, And the Southwest

The geographically distinct American territories of California, the Great Basin, and the Southwest have long sustained a variety of indigenous peoples, including the Miwok, Comanche, and Navajo, respectively. An examination of each of these culture areas yields rich histories filled with steadfast traditions and religious practices, subsistence patterns dictated by geographic location, and social interactions within and between tribes. This absorbing volume surveys the history of the various groups that form these culture areas as well as the spiritual, cultural, and social practices that distinguish each tribe.

American Indians of the Plateau and Plains

The use of horses has perhaps most dramatically shaped the way of life for Native American tribes in the Plateau and Plains regions of North America, but the practices and traditions of both culture areas date back to a time long before Europeans ever touched American shores, introducing their animals and customs to the continent’s indigenous peoples. This captivating volume examines the history and cross-cultural
interactions that came to be associated with the peoples of the Plateau
and the changing settlement patterns of the Plains peoples, as well as
the cultural, social, and spiritual practices that have defined the
major tribes of each region.

Be sure to checkout additional titles on Native Americans as well as other subjects in the Encyclopedia Britannica Collection.

New eBooks Added to Gale Virtual Reference Library

We just added the following titles to Gale Virtual Reference Library. 
These multi-volume eBooks are the same as you would find in a physical library’s reference shelf.

Many of these have also be added to the Middle/High School Homework website.

Learn About Native Americans

Do you have to report on a Native American tribe, their customs and their history?

The Virtual Library has a great resource – American Indian History Online - available 24/7 to help you get the information you need.

In American Indian History Online:



Topic Centers by Eras

Topic Centers by North American Culture Area

Native American Tribes & In The News

Public safety issues confront Native American tribes. Native American women suffer from violent crime at a rate more than three times higher than the national average. In July 2010, Congress passed a law expected to decrease violence against women in Native American communities by increasing prevention, law enforcement, and persecution of violent crime.

What is the name of this 2010 law?

A. Indian Health Care Improvement Act
B. Public Law 280 and Law Enforcement in Indian Country
C. Tribal Enforcement and Persecution Law
D. Tribal Law and Order Act

Article(s) | Site(s): From SIRS Knowledge Source to discover the answer.
The Tribal Law and Order Act of 2010: A Step Forward for Native Women

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