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Digital Primary Source Collections
"California As I Saw It:" First-Person Narratives of California's Early Years, 1849-1900
This is a collection of first-person accounts from the time of the Gold Rush. It captures the sense of western expansion and encounter between Europeans pioneers and Native American and Hispanic populations
Archives of the West
Many of the primary sources used in the making of Ken Burn's documentary "New Perspectives on The West." A lot of great documents and images.
Images of Native Americans in Advertising
These are a few really good examples of representations of Native Americans in Advertising.
Library of Congress Primary Documents: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860
This is a collection of speeches, laws, policies, and treaties that defined American Westward expansion. It includes the following subjects: Missouri Compromise (1820), Monroe Doctrine (1823), Indian Removal Act (1830), Nullification Proclamation (1832), Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo (1848), Compromise of 1850 (1850), Kansas-Nebraska Act (1854), Dred Scott v. Sandford (1857)
University of Utah Archive: American Westward Migration Collection
Features maps, diaries, and artifacts pertaining to American Westward expansion
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