January 16, 2021

Primary Source Spotlight: Paiute

When searching for resources about the Paiute, keep in mind that the tribe name has been spelled various ways throughout history, including Piute, Pi-Ute, and Pahute. Paiute primary source set Paiute: historical newspaper coverage Paiute life in the 20th century image set Piute primary source set Piute: historical newspaper coverage Indian Land Cessions in the United States, 1784 to 1894 Today in History: Sarah Winnemucca More Native American primary source collections … [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: Sarah Winnemucca

Today in History–October 14–the Library of Congress features Sarah Winnemucca, who died on this day in 1891. Winnemucca was first Native American woman to publish a book in English, Life Among the Piutes: Their Wrongs and Claims, which is an autobiographical account of her tribe's experiences during their first forty years of contact with white explorers and settlers. Learn more about Winnemucca by visiting the Today in History section then click the links below to access more primary … [Read more...]