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Native Americans
North American Indians

See also: America Before Columbus

Selected Books

Encyclopedia of Pennsylvania Indians: tribes, nations and people of the eastern woodlands
r E78.E2 E53 1998x vol. 1 & 2
This two volume set is the definitive reference work on Indians of Pennsylvania and the area. The work includes articles on the history and culture on tribes of the region along with biographies of important Indians. An article discussing the broken treaties with the Indians is included in this work.

Selected Videos

Great Indian Leaders & Nations
Includes two programs: the stories of four heroic Native American leaders, Crazy Horse, Chief Joseph, Geronimo, and Quanah Parker and a comprehensive history of five great Indian nations, dramatically filmed on location.
Native peoples of the Woodlands
(DVD) E78.E2 E97 2006x
Explores the history, culture and legacy of the first people of the Woodlands.
We Shall Remain: America through Native Eyes
(DVD) E77.W4177 2009x
This 3-disc set examines the history of Native Americans. You can also watch full episodes online at the PBS web site.

Browse the Catalog

For additional titles browse the library catalog under the subjects:


Web Sites


Pittsburgh Region

  • Allegheny-Kiske Valley: History - Native Peoples
    Information on the old Indian town on the Kiskiminetas River, north of Pittsburgh, and on Guyasuta, the leading spirit of the Senecas in this part of the country, and was one of the most powerful chiefs of his time.
  • Carnegie Museum of Natural History: Alcoa Foundation Hall of American Indians
    Alcoa Foundation Hall of American Indians explores Native American cultures in an exhibition organized around their relationships with the natural world. These relationships are illustrated through case studies of societies living in four major geographical areas - the Tlingit of the Northwest Coast, Hopi of the Southwest, Lakota of the Plains, and Iroquois of the Northeast.


  • Carlisle Indian Industrial School (1879-1918)
    A school where Indian children, taken from the reservations, were isolated from tribal influences, and "transformed into white people". Research by Barbara Landis and Genevieve Bell.
  • The Lenni Lenape Historical Society and Museum of Indian Culture
    Located in Allentown, PA and open to the public, the museum serves as a vital bridge for cross-cultural understanding by preserving the Lenape (Delaware) heritage and by utilizing that heritage to promote ecological understanding, and care for the environment.
  • Wikipedia; Lenape
    Learn about the Native Americans who inhabited the land between the Delaware and Hudson Rivers.
  • Wikipedia: Seneca Nation
    Read about the Native Americans who moved from New York down along the Allegheny River.

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