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What Are Primary Sources?
Primary sources are firsthand accounts of history: examples range from diary excerpts to court documents to genealogies and more.
Below, you will find links to articles that give more explanation on the definition and more examples.
Digital Public Library Primary Source Set
The American Indian Movement
Founded in July 1968 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, the American Indian Movement (AIM) is an American Indian advocacy group organized to address issues related to sovereignty, leadership, and treaties. Particularly in its early years, AIM also protested racism and civil rights violations against Native Americans.
The University of Oklahoma Western History Collection
American Indian Oral History Online
The Duke Collection of American Indian Oral History online provides access to typescripts of interviews (1967 -1972) conducted with hundreds of Indians in Oklahoma regarding the histories and cultures of their respective nations and tribes.
American Memory Site
Understand how laws and government policy have affected Native American tribes.
Carlisle Indian School
Carlisle School Digital Resource Center
The Carlisle Indian Industrial School is a major site of memory for many Native peoples, as well as a source of study for students and scholars around the globe.