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HSS 561 - Race and Identity in Indian Country: Introduction & Reference Sources

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1. If your specific site is not mentioned in the index, think about where it is geographically located. Remember broader, narrower, and related terms.


2. Be aware that spelling counts! Many names sound similar, but will take you in entirely different directions. It's like the difference between there, their, and they're. It's as easy as that to get confused, so make sure you are reading and writing about the right topic.


3. Don't get caught up focusing on the white guys. They are a part of the narrative as to how you are learning about this culture/tribe/object, not the protagonist of the story.


4. Don't get too caught up in small details or anecdotes. Remember that the goal of this assignment is to tell the history of the region and the archaeology associated with it.


5. Consider carefully how you talk about Native practices/objects given the ethical considerations you've discussed in class.


6. Talk to Lindsay and Marla at the Peabody. They are friendly and will not bite. ChuBbs is another story... watch out for that lil rodent.

Welcome to the Race & Identity in Indian Country OWHL Guide

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Below is a list of reference sources available in the Garver Room and online to help you get started on your research.

If you have any questions, please see one of the librarians at the Help Desk!


Right: "Westerman, Floyd Red Crow." New York: Facts On File. Accessed September 28, 2016.

Reference Books

Here's a list of selected specialized reference books (available in the Garver Room) you may want to consider.

Remember, reference books CANNOT be checked out or leave the library. When you are done using them, please return reference books to the cart near the entrance to the Garver Room.