New Database: ProQuest History Vault-American Indians and the American West, 1809-1971

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The Library has recently acquired the database ProQuest History Vault: American Indians and the American West, 1809-1971. This resource provides full-text access to archival materials from the U.S. National Archives, the Chicago History Museum, and selected first hand accounts of white settler encounters with Native Americans during westward expansion.

This database also allows access to a number of collections on American Indians in the 19th Century, with a focus on the interaction among white settlers, the U.S. federal government, and Indian nations. Discover how tensions in the post-Civil War era led to conflicts like the Modoc War fought in Northern California and Oregon in 1872-73, among other topics.

Archive collections include (partial list):

Explore the full list of collections included in the database.

Happy researching!

Post contributed by Jesse Silva, Government Documents Librarian