Selected Bibliography of Native American Materials at the Library of Michigan

Native Americans

Indigenous peoples in Michigan have a long and rich history. Below are some books that you can find at the Library of Michigan.

Print – General Works

Wilbert B. Hinsdale.
Archaeological Atlas of Michigan. 1931.
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN 2N Folio F568 .H63 c.2

Wilbert B. Hinsdale.
Distribution of the Aboriginal Population of Michigan. 
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN 2N   E78.M6 H5 1932

W. Vernon Kinietz.
The Indians of the Western Great Lakes, 1615-1760. 1940.
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN 2N   E78 G7 K5 1965
 

F. J. Littlejohn.
Legends of Michigan and the Old North West.
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN 2N   E78.M6 L7 1875 c.2

Wallace K. Ewing.
Footprints : Stories of Native Americans in West Central Michigan.
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN 2N   E78.M6 E95 2016
 

John Gagnon.
Lake Superior Profiles : People on the Big Lake.
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN 2N   F553 .G34 2012

Russell M. Magnaghi.
Native Americans of Michigan's Upper Peninsula: a Chronology to 1900.  

LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN 2N   E78.M6 M34 2009b

Bryon Sitler and Joyce Ruttan.
Books on Native Americans Bibliography : the 2000 Workshop Series.
LIB OF MICH - MICH DOCS 2S   E77.6 .B66 2000b c.2

Charles E. Cleland.
Rites of Conquest: the History and Culture of Michigan's Native Americans.
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN 2N   E78.M6 C57 1992 c.2

Charles Beatty-Medina and Melissa Rinehart.
Contested Territories: Native Americans and Non-Natives in the Lower Great Lakes, 1700-1850.
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN 2N   E78.G7 C66 2012 c.2

Daniel P. Barr.
The Boundaries Between Us : Natives and Newcomers Along the Frontiers of the Old Northwest Territory, 1750-1850.
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN 2N   E78.O4 B58 2006

Ezekiel Sanford.
A History of the United States Before the Revolution : With Some Account of the Aborigines.
LIB OF MICH RARE 4N   E188 .S21 1819

Smith, William, 1727-1803.
Relation Historique de L'expédition Contre les Iindiens de l'Ohio en MDCCLXIV.
LIB OF MICH RARE MICH 4N   E83.76 S65 1769

 

Print - Treaties

Francis Paul Prucha.
American Indian Treaties : the History of a Political Anomaly.
LIB OF MICH LAW 3N   KF8205 .P75 1994 

National Archives.
List of Documents Concerning the Negotiation of Ratified Indian Treaties, 1801-1869.
LIB OF MICH REFERENCE 2N   E95 .U62 1949

Historical Society of Pennsylvania.
Indian Treaties Printed by Benjamin Franklin, 1736-1762. 
LIB OF MICH RARE 4N   Oversize KF8202 1938

Benjamin F. Comfort.
Lewis Cass and the Indian Treaties : A Monograph on the Indian Relations of the Northwest Territory from 1813 to 1831.
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN 2N   E340.C34 C55 1923

Charles E. Cleland.
Faith in Paper : the Ethnohistory and Litigation of Upper Great Lakes Indian Treaties.
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN 2N   KF8205 .C54 2011

Philip Pittman.
Don't Blame the Treaties : Native American Rights and the Michigan Indian Treaties.
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN 2N   KFM 4705.6 .H85 P58 1992 c.3

William C. Canby.
American Indian Law in a Nutshell.
LIB OF MICH LAW 3N   KF8205.Z9 C36 2009 

Henry F. De Puy.
A Bibliography of the English Colonial Treaties with the American Indians ; Including a Synopsis of Each Treaty.
LIB OF MICH LAW 3N   KF8201.A1 D4 1999

United States.
Treaties and Agreements of the Indian Tribes of the Great Lakes Region.
LIB OF MICH MICHIGAN 2N   KF 8203 1974

Alden T. Vaughan.
Early American Indian Documents : Treaties and Laws, 1607-1789. 2004.
LIB OF MICH LAW 3N   E95 .E37z  v.1-20

 

 

To generate a more comprehensive list of resources, check ANSWER, the Library's catalog, for a particular tribe or band. You can also search for these subjects:

Indians of North America – Michigan
Indians

There are many second and third tier subjects such as treaties, folklore, government relations, history, etc. in the above two examples.

In addition to in house use, many of our materials can be checked out or requested through MelCat. Michigan legislative and state government employees may request delivery of materials as well as additional research by calling the Library of Michigan reference desk at (517) 373-1300 or emailing librarian@michigan.gov.  Please visit our website, and find us on Facebook.

 

Updated [11/3/2016] MP



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