November 24, 2020

Primary Source Spotlight: The Nez Percé

Nez Percé images Indian (Nez Percé) Land Cessions in the U.S. 1784-1894 "The Nez Perce" The Galaxy, Volume 24, Issue 6, Dec 1877 "Lawyer of the Nez Perces" Washington Historical Quarterly 1934 Vol. 25, No. 1, p. 37-48 Historic newspaper coverage of the Nez Percé Oral history mentioning Nez Percé Foreign Affairs Oral History Collection Reports & other texts of the Nez Percé U.S. legislation related to the Nez Percé Today in History: Chief Joseph Surrenders Nez … [Read more...]

Guided Primary Source Analysis: Indian Timothy Memorial Bridge

The caption lists the date of creation of this photo to be 1993. Do you think the bridge was built around the same time as the photo was taken? Why or why not? Look carefully at details in the photograph and the bibliographic record. What purpose do you think this bridge serves? Can you find this bridge on a map? What else can you find out about this bridge? What other observations, reflections or questions does this source inspire? Let us know! … [Read more...]

Primary Source Learning: Native American Perspectives

In celebration of Native American Heritage month, the Teaching with the Library of Congress blog provides some great suggestions for teaching students to view the experiences and contributions of Native Americans from various perspectives. Comparing sources from multiple perspectives provides students with practice in critical thinking and evaluating evidence and arguments. Links to more Native American teaching resources are listed below and you'll find even more primary source resources from … [Read more...]

Today in History: Chief Joseph Surrenders

Today in History–October 5–the Library of Congress features the surrender of Nez Percé Chief Joseph to General Nelson A. Miles on this day in 1877. Learn more about the plight of this Native American tribe in the Today in History section then click the links below to access more primary resources and stories related to Chief Joseph, the Nez Percé, and other native Americans. Chief Joseph Surrenders from America's Library Chief Joseph images Reports & other documents related to Chief … [Read more...]