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Native American Studies: Books

A guide to interdisciplinary resources in Native American Studies.

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Finding Books

To find books at UNC Asheville, Appalachian State University or Western Carolina University, start with our catalog.  

Choose "Request Item" to have books from ASU or WCU delivered to UNC Asheville via ABC Express.

To find books beyond our library network, try WorldCat.

Materials not held within our network can be requested through Interlibrary Loan.

Searching the Library Catalog by Subject

It's usually best to start with a keyword search, but subject headings applied to relevant books can help to refine your results. Open the item record of a book that interests you.  Scroll down to the clickable subject headings, and run another search to explore similar books.

You can also browse the headings associated with a particular topic as a way of getting started with your research.

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Browsing Books by Call Number

Most books about Native American history can be found between the call numbers E51 and E143 on our Upper Level :  
Native American History 
E51 - E73       Pre-Columbian America, the Indians     
E75 - E99       Indians of North America
E81 - E83       Indian Wars
E99                 Indian Tribes and Cultures
E103 - E135   Discovery of America and Early Explorations
E103 - E110   Pre-Columbian Period (of Exploration)
E111 - E120   Columbus
E121 - E135   Post-Columbian Period
E141 - E143   Descriptive Accounts of America (Earliest to 1810)
Specific Areas of Interest in Native American History:
E59.A7-E59.A73 (Art)
E59.F6 (Folklore)
E78.N74 (North Carolina)
E99.5.C5 (Cherokee)
Most books about Native American literature can be found under the call numbers PS153.12-PS153.152, also on our Upper Level.
Other Areas Relevent to Native American Studies:

CC  (Archaeology)
D-F (History & Area Studies)
E-F (History of the Americas)
GN (Anthropology)
GR (Folklore)


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