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Chilkat dancers pose in ceremonial dress with wood carvings, Alaska, 1895.
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American Indians of the Pacific Northwest
These are the guidelines by which materials are purchased for the American Indian Studies collections of the UW Libraries (Seattle Campus). For questions or more information, please contact the American Indian Studies Librarian.
Photo: Timeless Books by Lin Kristensen
The UW Libraries is committed to providing convenient and timely access to collections and information resources that are outstanding with respect to their quality, depth, diversity, format and currency to support the research and teaching missions of the University of Washington.
American Indian Studies is the interdisciplinary pursuit of knowledge regarding the interactions among the social, economic, cultural, historical, linguistic, genetic, political, ecological, and biomedical factors that shape native societies
Scholarship in American Indian Studies is distinguished by a reliance on both primary collections (contemporary and historical documents, images and other material) and secondary collections (interpretations and analyses published in scholarly monographs and journal literature).
The collection primarily supports the curriculum and research of the University of Washington's American Indian Studies Program. The collection also supports the interdisciplinary needs of other UW departments and programs.
Use the American Indian Studies subject guide to locate resources.
American Indian Studies (AIS) is by its nature an interdisciplinary field, and the collections supporting it range widely and can be found among several Library of Congress (LC) classes. Some primary LC classes for American Indian Studies:
Some sample subject headings where American Indian Studies materials can be retrieved include: