Wednesday, November 06, 2013

Native American Heritage Month Map Exhibit at Ball State University Libraries

Native American Heritage Month Maps Exhibit

The Ball State University Libraries’ GIS Research and Map Collection (GRMC) is commemorating Native American Heritage Month with a special exhibit in Bracken Library.  The exhibit features maps and photographs from The Historical Atlas of Native Americans by Ian Barnes, which is available in the GRMC and Atlas Collection on the second floor of Bracken Library.

The maps include depictions of the ancient Native American culture and trade areas, Pontiac’s and Tecumseh’s Wars, Chief Joseph’s retreat, Indian wars in the west from 1850-1900, and Native American resettlement areas.  Photographs include prominent figures in Native American history—Sitting Bull, Sarah Winnemucca, Ely Samuel Ponder, Osceola, Gertrude Simmons Bonnin, and Tecumseh.  Other photographs show Oglala warriors on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota in 1908 and Comanche code talkers from World War II.

The exhibit is available in PDF-format from the Ball State University Libraries’ Cardinal Scholar.  Teachers and others may print off a copy of the exhibit for use in the classroom or other projects and displays for research and learning.

This exhibit is located in the front windows of the GRMC on the second floor of Bracken Library and will be available through the month of November. 

For more information about these cartographic resources, please contact the GRMC at 765-285-1097.

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