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Provides access to a wide variety of primary source material from the Edward E. Ayer Collection at the Newberry Library in Chicago. Topics covered range from early encounters between American Indians and Europeans; interactions with colonial powers and the US government; conflict, wars and military contact; the fur trade and Indian traders; education and American Indian boarding schools, and the civil rights movement and political activism. Includes manuscripts, maps, atlases, photographs, artwork, correspondence, travel journals, diaries and much more.
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