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Indian Peoples of the Great Northern Plains—Online Image Database: Research Montana’s History

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Native American Image Database

"Indian Peoples of the Great Northern Plains—Online Image Database: Research Montana’s History" is on display through January 10, 2011 in the Renne Library display case in the main lobby.

Indian Peoples of the Great Northern Plains is a searchable online photograph database which was created nearly 13 years ago with grant support from the Institute of Museum and Library Services National Leadership Grant Program.

The joint digitization project, a partnership between MSU Library and the Museum of the Rockies, strived to broaden access to new constituencies by providing students, researchers, and the general public with direct access to important primary source material on the Plains Indian cultures currently only available by travel to Montana. Images were digitized and drawn from the library collections of three of the Montana State University campuses (Bozeman, Billings, and Havre), the Museum of the Rockies in Bozeman, and Little Big Horn College in Crow Agency, Montana.

The digital collection was created in consultation with Native Americans, educators, librarians, and historians. The overall organization of the database is by tribe, including: Crow, Cheyenne, Blackfeet, Salish (Flathead), Kutenai, Chippewa-Cree, Gros Ventres (Atsina), and Assiniboine. The collection consists primarily of images, but includes some text to give context. Most of the images are photographs, but there are also ledger drawings, serigraphs, paintings and other media.

For more information regarding displays, visit the library or call Shari Curtis at 994-5307.