American Indian Newspapers

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Historic pressings, contemporary periodicals and more on 200 years of indigenous print journalism from the US and Canada.
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From the Introduction section of the resource itself, as of 2020-02-10:

The newspapers selected for inclusion in this resource have been sourced from the Newberry Library, Chicago and the Sequoyah National Research Centre at the University of Arkansas, Little Rock.

The selection within these collections was determined entirely by the publishing bodies that entered into an agreement to participate. Hundreds of publishers and Tribal Councils were contacted and visited, with the aim of including content from as wide a range of communities as possible from the US and Canada.

Respecting the authority and legal rights of Indigenous publishing bodies, Tribal Councils and organisations is fundamental to the aims of this resource and principal above any editorial scope. Therefore the communities and geographic locations represented are limited to those that chose to enter into a digitisation agreement for this resource.

You can use the basic keyword search box on all pages, but there is an advanced search function allowing multi-field searching of several indexed fields, with filters for language, date, newspaper name, publisher, publisher location, and library/archive. You can also browse newspaper issues by title.

Laurier Library has provided access to this since April 2019.

Subjects covered:
  • History
  • Indigenous Studies