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Hi I'm working on my annotated bibliography. I would like a good tip on where to look? Thanks for any tip.

I was trying to keep the project narrowed down, just to Native American Indians from Indiana, or immediate surounding area. I need to keep a balanced source of references, with a total of fifteen sources. This is required.
Last Updated: Oct 26, 2011  |  24 Views
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We have a lot of good sources.  There were a number of tribes with a presence in Indiana, but two of the main ones were the Miami and the Shawnee, and to a lesser extent, the Illinois. 


Using IUCAT, you can find print books and electronic books.  Keyword searching for “(Indiana or Miami or Shawnee) and (Indians or Native Americans)” gives a number of results.  Some books we have access to include:


Print Books:


The Miami Indians of Indiana : a persistent people, 1654-1994 by Stewart Rafert (E99.M48 R34 1996)


Indians of Montgomery County, Indiana by Bridgie Brill Brelsford (E78.I53 B74 1985)


Handbook of North American Indians by William C. Sturtevant (E77 .H25 Vol. 15)




History of the Shawnee Indians, from the year 1681 to 1854, inclusive by Henry Harvey


Ohio's First Peoples by James O'Donnell


Encyclopedia of North American Indians by Frederick Hoxie


Guide to America's Indians : Ceremonials, Reservations, and Museums by Arnold Marquis


We also have access to journal articles.  Searching Academic Search Premier, America History and Life, and MasterFile Premier for:


(native americans or indians or american indians) and (TI indiana or shawnee or miami)


Gives over two hundred results (I limited to just full text and just peer-reviewed articles). (Click HERE to run this search yourself).


Some examples are:


The Miami prior to the French and Indian War by Emily Blasingham


The seventeenth-century origins of the Shawnee by John Witthoft


Tecumseh's Travels Revisited by John Sugden


The Shawnees and Their Neighbors, 1795-1870 by Timothy Shannon


Similar searches in ProQuest Central, American Indian History Online, and JSTOR give even more results. 


Let me know if you still aren’t finding what you need; I would be glad to help.




Matt Dilworth

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