Skip to main content

Course & Subject Guides

Native Peoples of North America - Bradford Campus: Home

This guide provides access to a selected list of materials pertaining to Native Peoples of North America

Painting by Carson Waterman

photo of carson waterman's painting of man in canoe on the Allegheny River

Painting by Carson Waterman, member of the Snipe Clan, Seneca Nation of Indians. Painting, Hanley Library, first floor.


When researching topics relating to indigenous peoples, the following keywords might be helpful:

  • Indigenous peoples
  • tribal entities
  • Native Americans
  • First Nations
  • Indians of North America


This history framework is organized by United States Indian policy as well as by chronology. The following time periods and United States policies constitute this framework.

Pre-Columbian history

Prior to 1778     British or Dutch colonial policies

1778 - 1887     Removal and relocation

1887 - 1934     Reservation and allotment

1934 - 1946     Tribal reorganization

1945 - 1961     Termination and urban relocation

1961 - present     Self-determination

Reference Sources

Dianna Beaver

Dianna Beaver's picture
Dianna Beaver
114 Hanley Library
300 Campus Drive
Bradford, PA 16701