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HIST 209 History of North American Indians: Home

Books in the Library


Locate a book in the library that utilizes either artist’s drawings.

  • What is the title of the book/article?
  • In what ways are Catlin/Bodmer and the drawings portrayed?
  • Does the book/article demonstrate any level of Native voice?  If so, in what ways?


  • Using the CONSORT link below, first narrow the scope of your search to just Kenyon materials using the pull down menu next to 'All Libraries'
  • Formulate a simple keyword search for the artist (Bodner or Caitlin) AND a term such as 'Indian', 'west' or 'buffalo'.  If using such terms as 'Indian' you may adapt the search by adding an asterisk to the end of the word, in essence this would look for both singular and plural terms. 
  • Look at the complete library record for an item you are interested in using.  What information are you able to glean?  Is it a government document?  Is it an art exhibition catalog?  Is it a biography of the artist?  Is it an electronic book?  Knowing a little bit about the book from the library record will be useful as you use it in this assignment.  If a book contains illustrations this fact is indicated in the catalog record.
  • Physically locate the item in our collection (see the line of availability for the building location: main stacks, government documents, folio, special collections and the call number).  If you are unfamiliar with using Library of Congress call numbers speak with a member of the library reference staff or circulation desk attendant.  Maps of the building are located by the Olin elevators.
  • Now you are ready to answer the three questions above on the bottom of this Library Guide for Professor Bottiger.

Subject Guide

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