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Art History - Native American Art: Library Catalogs

Library of Congress Subject Headings

You can start your research searching the phrase "native american*" to find books about Native American artistis broadly, but the official Library of Congress subject heading is "Indians of North America."  I recommend you search using both phrases, using quotation marks to ensure the systems searches by phrase.

Here are some samples of Library of Congress subject headings to keep in mind:

  • Indians of North America
  • Indian Art -- United States
  • Indian Art -- Great Plains
  • Indian textile fabrics -- North America
  • Indian Pottery -- North America
  • Navajo Art
  • Laguna Artists
  • Indian Art -- Southwest New

When you find a relevants book in the library catalog, examine the subject headings in the full record to find additional keywords to search.

Library Catalogs

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