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Indigenous Peoples in Pennsylvania History

General Works on Pennsylvania Indigenous History

Library Catalogs

Library Terminology

Most American libraries uses standardized subject headings from the Library of Congress to describe library materials. It can take some time for these subject headings to change. Problematically, the Library of Congress continues to use outdated terminology to classify Native American topics and issues.

Common "traditional" subject headings include:

Newer subject headings include: 

As the terminology evolves  you may need to employ a blend of older and newer subject headings.  Additionally you can combine other subjects for greater focus.  A few examples are provided.  The terminology is not intuitive, so ask for help!

American fiction--Indian authors
American literature--Indian authors
American poetry--Indian authors
Indian arts
Indian authors
Indian cosmology
Indian families
Indian literature
Indian philosophy
Indian reservations
Indian women
Indians--Material culture
Indians--Social life and customs
Indians in literature
Indians of North America--Authors
Indians of North America--History
Indians of North America--Fiction
Indians of North America--Folklore
Indians of North America--Intellectual life
Indians of North America--Pennsylvania
Indigenous peoples

Materials not at Penn State

If Penn State does not have what you need, you can request materials directly from other libraries and have them delivered to Penn State using this database.