panning 4 centuries and covering North and Central America, the American Indian Histories and Cultures collection contains unique materials from the Edward E. Ayer Collection at the Newberry Library, Chicago, including:
- Manuscripts (treaties, speeches, petitions, diaries, travel journals, ledger books)
- Artwork (illustrations, sketches, watercolors, iol paintings, American Indian art)
- American Indian Newspapers covering the 1960s to 1990s
- Rare printed books
These materials tell both the historical and the personal stories of the colonization of the Americas—from early contacts between European settlers and American Indians and the subsequent political, social, and cultural effects of those encounters on American life.
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