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Native American and Indigenous Peoples: Photography Collections

A guide to collections that depict Native American and Indigenous peoples from the late 19th-century to mid-20th century.

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Native American Photographs Project
Digitized collections in the Huntington Digital Library that were part of the Native American Photograph Collections Cataloguing and Digitization Project.
Native Land Digital is a registered Canadian not-for-profit organization whose website and app helps map Indigenous territories, treaties, and languages.

UCLA's Mapping Indigenous Los Angeles Project
A storymapping project that aims to uncover and highlight the multiple layers of indigenous Los Angeles with youth, community leaders, and elders from indigenous communities throughout the city. 

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New Works on the Indigenous West- Nicole Dawn Strathman

Author Nicole Dawn Strathman, UNLV Professor of History William Bauer, and ICW Director William Deverell discuss Strathman's book Through a Native Lens: American Indian Photography that explores how Indigenous peoples throughout the United States and Canada appropriated the art of photography and integrated it into their lives.

An American Genocide: The United States and the California Indian Catastrophe, 1846–1873

Benjamin Madley, associate professor of history at UCLA, discusses the near-annihilation and survival of California's indigenous population under United States rule in this Billington Lecture.