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Indigenous Peoples of the US: History and Experience: Home


“Humankind has not woven the web of life. We are but one thread within it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves. All things are bound together. All things connect.”

– Chief Seattle, Duwamish

This guide was created to share resources centering the histories, cultures and experiences of Indigenous Peoples in the United States.  Explore articles, primary sources, videos and books to learn about the rich traditions and to better understand the issues and challenges Indigenous People face today. For more resources, search the library collection or contact your librarian.

Whose Land Are We On?

Following decades of pressure from Indigenous leaders, there is growing awareness of the importance of acknowledging the many Indigenous nations, territories, and communities on which European immigrants settled and on which Americans live today. For an overview and resources on land acknowledgement, go to the library's Resources for Writing Land Acknowledgement. 

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