Friday, January 05, 2007

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Welcome to the fourth release of North American Indian Biographical Database. As a customer, you are automatically connected to the new content (

Please forward this email to faculty and users, so that they may enjoy the database’s newest additions:

The database has grown to more than 62,000 pages of text and images. Included are biographies, autobiographies, personal narratives, speeches, diaries, letters, and oral histories. Full-length reference works also are included to give background and context to the narratives. North American Indian Biographical Database is dedicated to telling the life stories of both the well-known historical figures such as Pocahontas and Sitting Bull, and also the lesser-known men and women whose day-to-day experiences give an equally valuable portrayal of Indian culture.

Newly added materials include several major contemporary works from University of California Press, University of New Mexico Press, University of Nebraska Press, and Coyote Books.

New and current full-length biographies include works on

· Quanah Parker
· Dennis Banks
· Susan La Flesche Picotte
· Cochise
· Jim Thorpe
· Crowfoot
· Peter Pitchlynn
· Sacajawea
· Geronimo
· Hosteen Klah
· Black Elk
· Pocahontas
· George Washington Grayson
· Standing Buffalo
· and many other figures

More than twenty volumes covering chiefs of various nations are now included, as well as a modern edition of the collected speeches of Sitting Bull. The 5-volume Encyclopedia on American Indian Artists by the Center for Indigenous Arts & Cultures is in the database (searchable as the American Indian Art Series). The recent publication, American Indian Biographies (Salem Press, 2005) also adds many contemporary names to the collection.

This release contains many seminal reference works, including the complete volumes of Edward Curtis's The North American Indian, the McKenney-Hall History of the Indian Tribes of North America volumes, and J. Norman Heard’s five volumes of the Handbook of the American Frontier.

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