The American Indian Experience
The American Mosaic (Academic)
September 2010, ABC-CLIO, ABC-CLIO Databases

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For American Indian studies courses as well as general undergraduate education, The American Indian Experience: The American Mosaic is an indispensable source for authoritative reference material.

The American Indian Experience: The American Mosaic gives exclusive focus and treatment to the historically underrepresented realities of indigenous peoples in the United States. Reference content is organized by time period for efficient browsing, with coverage spanning precontact America to modern native nations. Advanced search options make content also discoverable by region, state, or tribe, with applicable filters to refine by resource type. Developed under the guidance of leading American Indian scholars, The American Indian Experience provides both primary sources and expertly authored secondary sources. Topic-oriented scholarly essays address sensitive topics such as cultural appropriation, reparations, and international sovereignty from multiple perspectives. As part of the American Mosaic collection, The American Indian Experience is designed to facilitate AIS research as well as comparative cultural analysis.


"At the very least, this tool represents a sophisticated way to re-purpose existing reference content. Indeed, libraries hoping to buy back some shelf space by subscribing will be able to warehouse a number of fairly recent Greenwood and ABC-CLIO reference titles. Such an assessment, though, seriously understates the value of this resource. It includes numerous essays—unique to AIE—that are perfectly suited to an academic audience; it incorporates a significant number of primary-source documents that dramatically enhance the research experience; and it is geared toward state and national standards, making it an appropriate tool for students from middle school through college."—Library Journal, January 16, 2012


Indigenous Americas, Precontact–1600s
• Early Mesoamerica, Precontact–1500s
• Regional Cultures of North America, Precontact–1600s
Western Expansion and Removal, 1800–1851
• Native Life in the New Republic, 1800–1821
• Jacksonian Indian Policy, 1818–1832
• Removal to Indian Territory, 1832–1851
Termination and Urbanization, 1945–1968
• Federal Termination Policy, 1945–1953
• Urban Migration, 1953–1968
Early Colonial Era, 1490–1664
• Spanish Colonies, 1490–1610
• French Colonies, 1524–1660
• Dutch and English Colonies, 1602–1664
Battle for the Great Plains, 1851–1877
• Treaty of Fort Laramie and Grant's Peace, 1851–1868
• Plains Culture Upended by Warfare, 1863–1871
• Reconstruction, 1865–1877
Indian Activism and Self-Determination, 1968–1988
• Expanding Civil Rights, 1968–1977
• Taking a Stand, 1975–1984
• Regaining Ground, 1980–1988
Trade and Destruction of Native Economies, 1664–1754
• European Expansion and Native Resistance, 1664–1720
• Mississippi Valley Expansion, 1713–1754
Assimilation and Allotment, 1878–1928
• Indianness Confronts Conformity, 1878–1887
• Reservations and Resistance, 1887–1928
Modern Native Nations, 1988–Present
• Reclamation of Native Identity, 1988–2000
• Affirming Tribal Sovereignty, 2000–Present
War and Revolution, 1754–1810
• Colonial Crisis, 1754–1768
• The Revolutionary Period, 1771–1783
Great Depression and World War II, 1929–1945
• Indian New Deal, 1934–1941
• Supporting the War Effort, 1941–1945

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