A Full Exploration of the American Indian Experience

Available in both academic and school versions, this online collection highlights areas ranging from the Inuit of Alaska to the Seminole of Florida, and covers the time period of pre-contact through the colonial era and into the 21st century.

It includes reference content, hundreds of primary source documents, thousands of images, and easy-to-use search features to facilitate research at every level. It also features "Analyze" and "Idea Exchange" sections that pose historic quandaries that invite learners to examine issues from all angles and develop their critical thinking skills. Other features include: 

  • Topic Guides designed to spark classroom discussion and research
  • Basic and advanced search options to return the most relevant results
  • Ability to explore content by time period from the 1500s to the present
  • Standards-based curriculum updated daily by a team of subject-specific editorial experts and supported by an extensive range of instructional material
  • Commentaries from noted scholars that reflect multiple points of view and stimulate critical thinking
  • Academic Success Corner with resources to help students develop reading, writing and research skills
  • Educator Support Site containing valuable professional development tools, curriculum guides, lesson plans and more

Topic Centers Include:

  • Early Native America: Precontact–1527
  • Early Colonial Era: 1490–1664
  • Trade & Destruction of Native Economies: 1664–1754
  • War and Revolution: 1754–1810
  • Western Expansion and Removal: 1800–1851
  • Battle for the Great Plains: 1851–1877
  • Assimilation and Allotment: 1878–1928
  • Great Depression and World War II: 1929–1945
  • Termination and Urbanization: 1945–1968
  • Indian Activism and Self-Determination: 1968–1988
  • Modern Native Nations: 1988–Present

 

The American Mosaic: American Indian Experience was designed, developed, and indexed under the guidance of Loriene Roy, the first Native American President of the American Library Association, and a team of American Indian librarians and scholars.