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American Indian Studies: Overview

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Search Terms

Think about what search terms you are going to use.

  • You can search generally for Native American, Amerindian, Indian, First Peoples or indigenous as keywords
    • You can narrow your search by adding regional terms e.g. Indians of North America or Indians of Texas
  • You can get more specific and search by the name of a particular tribe or cultural group (e.g.. Karankawa, Caddo, Apache, Comanche, Wichita, Coahuiltecan, Neches, Tonkawa)
    • Remember: There might be some variance in spelling
  • Combine a tribal name with a topical word (e.g. Apache religion, Cherokee Treaties, etc. )

Background Information


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