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Native American History and Culture Collection

Collection Number: P-110

History of this Collection

This collection was established in the mid-1990’s to augment strong existing manuscript collections in the area of Native American Studies, and as a means to document, preserve, and make available scarce and ephemeral publications documenting the history and culture of Native Americans.

Overview/Highlights of Collection

UC Davis offers a doctoral program in Native American Studies. As such we seek to supplement and provide additional support for research and education in Native American Studies.

Collection Strengths

  • History of Indian tribes of the American West.
  • Indian Rights Movement.
  • Tribal publications in California and the West.

Related Collections

The Michael and Margaret B. Harrison Western Research Center has a significant collection of books on Native Americans. The collection also includes some examples of Native American craftsmanship in pottery and baskets. One highlight of Michael Harrison’s collection is a complete folio set of Edward Curtis’s “The North American Indian”. For more information on this see the Michael and Margaret B. Harrison Western Research Center Collection. See also the Manuscript Collections in Ethnic Studies.

Items in the collection may be located through the library catalog by searching:

native american history and culture collection