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GOV310: Native Americans and the American Political System: Find Books

Spring 2016, A. Hearst

Five College Library Catalog

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Search by title for books cited in background readings. Then try keyword searches, for example:

"united states" and women and steriliz* and (force* or coerc* or involuntary or mass)

or  child* and welfare and "united states" and (native or indian* or indigenous or tribe or tribal)

Ask for help with Library of Congress Subject Headings such as these:

  • Indians of North America - [state]
  • Indians of North America -- Government relations
  • Forced migration - United States - History
  • Indians,Treatment of -- North America - History
  • Federally recognized Indian tribes
  • Indians of North America -- Oklahoma -- Claims
  • United States. Indian Health Service -- Management
  • United States. Bureau of Indian Affairs.
  • Cherokee Indians - Attitudes
  • Cherokee Indians -- Legal status, laws, etc.
  • Culture and tourism - North Carollina
  • United States. Indian Child Welfare Act of 1978
  • Indians of North America -- Education
  • Child welfare - United States - Government policy
  • Children - Services for
  • Interethnic adoption
  • Indian women -- Political activity
  • Indian women -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- United States
  • American Indian Movement
  • Involuntary sterilization -- United States -- History
  • Birth control -- Government policy -- United States - History
  • Indians of North America -- Health and hygiene -- United States
  • Indians of North America - Crimes aginst
  • Eugenics - United States
  • Reparations for historical injustices -- United States
  • Conservation of natural resources --  Economic aspects
  • Conservation of natural resources -- Waste disposal
  • Environmental protection
  • Indians of North America -- Social conditions
  • Indians of North America -- Land tenure
  • Land use -- Environmental aspects
  • Race discrimination
  • Mexican-American Border Region
  • Indians of North America -- Mexican-American Border Region

Finding Books

Smith College LibrariesLook for books in the Five College Library Catalog. Ask or look for signs for call number locations.

Ebooks from EBL, JSTOR, ebrary and others are in the catalog and Discover.  Links to Google Books help you check the contents of printed books. For example, search "American Indian" or "native American" in Child welfare for the twenty-first century: a handbook of practices, policies, and programs.

Use the Request Item button in the catalog to request books from the other Five Colleges.


WorldCatNo luck? Try looking in WorldCat under the same subjects. Use Interlibrary Loan to request books not in the Five Colleges. Allow at least two weeks for materials coming by mail.

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