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Digging deeper


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The Great Plains provided a rich environment for the first people in South Dakota. Primary resources from libraries, archaeologists, explorers and the United States Government document the life and history of American Indians before and after the westward expansion into the territory now known as South Dakota. This session highlights information readily available to educators for the teaching of South Dakota American Indian culture and history.

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Digging deeper

  1. 1. Digging Deeper: Primary Resources for the Study of South Dakota's First Peoples Vickie Mix, Associate Professor Government Documents Librarian South Dakota State University March 6, 2015
  2. 2. Government Publications: Rich and Free  Most government publications are available freely and in the public domain  Federal Depository Libraries provide free access to physical and online materials  Approximately 97% of modern federal documents distributed through the Federal Depository Library Program are available online  Numerous digital depositories provide free online access to federal documents
  3. 3. Federal Depository Libraries in South Dakota  Oglala Lakota College, Woksape Tipi Library  South Dakota State Library  South Dakota State University, Hilton M. Briggs Library  South Dakota Supreme Court, Law Library  South Dakota School of Mines & Technology/Devereaux Library  Augustana College, Mikkelsen Library  University of South Dakota, I.D. Weeks Library  Northern State University, Williams Library  Black Hills State University, E.Y. Berry Library Learning Center
  4. 4. South Dakota State University 125 Years in the Federal Depository Library Program!  Government Documents: Federal Depository Library since 1889  77% Selective, largest depository library in South Dakota  Featured resources for American Indian Research:  United States Congressional Serial Set  Department of Interior Annual Reports 1853-  Finding aids  Adler, J.B., ed. (1975). CIS U.S. Serial Set Index. Washington, DC: Congressional Information Service, Inc.  Superintendent of Documents. (1911). Checklist of United States Public Documents. 1789- 1909, 3rd ed., Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office.
  5. 5. What Can Your Federal Depository Libraries Do for You and Your Students? The Government Publishing Office, formerly the Government Printing Office (GPO) is the largest publisher in the world  FDLP libraries provide expert research assistance with federal government publications  FDLP libraries provide free public access to federal document collections  FDLP libraries may loan materials to libraries through interlibrary loan  FDLP information specialists are available to educate individuals onsite and online
  6. 6. Finding tools and Digital Collections for Government Publications  ERIC Institute of Education Sciences.  Fdsys: Federal Digital System produced by the Government Publishing Office.  Superintendent of Documents (1911) Checklist of United States Public Documents 1789-1909.  Hathi Trust.  Digital Public Library of America.  South Dakota State Library Digital Collections.
  7. 7. Featured Collections  Annual report of the Bureau of Ethnology to the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution. Internet Archive and the Biodiversity Heritage Library (search “bureau of ethnology”)  Library of Congress  A Century of Lawmaking.  Library of Congress Digital Collections. digital.html
  8. 8. Additional Internet Resources  American Indian and Alaska Native Data (AIAN) U.S. Census Bureau  Annual Reports of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs. University of Wisconsin. idx?type=browse&scope=HISTORY.COMMREP  Bureau of Indian Affairs.  First Nations Collection. Southern Oregon Digital Archives.  Indian Affairs Laws & Treaties compiled by Charles J. Kappler  Indian Claims Commission Decisions
  9. 9. And there’s more!  Lakota Dakota Bibliography. Creighton University.  National Archives and Records Administration.  National Museum of the American Indian. Smithsonian Institution.  Native American and Tribal Cultural Resources.  U.S. Department of the Interior.
  10. 10. Library Research Guides  Brandon Burnette. Southeastern Oklahoma State University Native American Historical Resources information/native-american-historical-resources/  Daniel Dailey. Resources for Native American History. University of South Dakota.  Jon Harrison. Native American Studies Research Guide. Michigan State University.  Michele Christian. South Dakota State University American Indian Studies Research Guide.
  11. 11. Jewels in the Hilton M. Briggs Collection  Department of the Interior Publications  Annual Reports I 1.1:yr.  Bureau of Indian Affairs I 20.  Geographical & Geological Survey I 17.5:  Smithsonian Bureau of American Ethnology SI 2.1:
  12. 12. Use Your Librarians: We’re Here to Help!  Federal Depository Libraries provide free public access and expert information specialists  South Dakota has nine selective depository libraries  South Dakota is also served by the Regional Library at the University of Minnesota  Services from the Regional Library can enhance South Dakota access to Native American materials in federal documents collections or databases Vickie Mix