Infobase’s latest update to its American Indian History database adds approximately 100 new primary source documents, providing insight and firsthand looks into historical topics from the past several hundred years—perfect for document-based learning and strengthening critical-thinking skills. The new primary sources—ranging in format from letters and speeches to testimony, peace treaties, diary entries, reports, proclamations, and more—add great value by making history more immediate and real. Students and researchers can consult the Curriculum Tools menu for helpful tips on analyzing primary sources and completing a primary source worksheet.
Newly added primary sources include:
- Observations on Iroquois Government, 1740
- Henry Bouquet’s Letter to Jeffrey Amherst on Defense against Pontiac’s Rebellion, 1763
- Ralph Waldo Emerson’s Letter to Martin Van Buren Criticizing Removal of the Cherokee, 1838
- “General Miles and Geronimo” (1886) and “The Last of Sitting Bull” (1890) from the New York Times
- Alcatraz Proclamation, 1969
- “What Is the American Indian Movement?”, 1973
- and more.
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