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Native American and Indigenous Studies (NAIS)

This guide contains starting places to find scholarship and primary sources on Native American and Indigenous Studies.

Humanities Research Librarian

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John Glover
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NAIS Primary Sources Online

This is a selection of VCU Libraries electronic resources that include primary sources either about or by Native Americans. Not everything in our collections is listed here, and our history databases are particularly deep in this area. Note that the majority of the sources you will find here were created during or after colonization of the Americas, and the vocabulary used in them varies substantially over time and geography. They come from a broad range of sources, including materials that are offensive or contain negative stereotypes. VCU Libraries provides access to these items to support research and inquiry.