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The Hulbert Taft, Jr. Library

US History: White Paper Project: Native America: Secondary Source Books


SECONDARY SOURCE BOOKS will have more specific information about your nation.

  • These books are written by scholars and subject experts.
  • The author often presents a new interpretation of your topic based upon a synthesis of based on primary sources, secondary source books, journal articles, and other scholarly materials.
  • They have a bibliography of sources or notes citing sources used.

NoodleTools Tips for Citing Secondary Sources: Books / eBooks


Library Use ONLY
    • Books about your nation Your group may take these books to your workspace. 
    • General books and Primary Source collections Your group may borrow 2 of each at a time. Return all your books to a library staff member either at the Circulation Desk or in the Reading Room.
    • Return all your books to the book truck BEFORE leaving the library at the end of class.
    • The book truck will be behind the Circulation Desk.
    • You may sign out up to 2 books at a time for use in the library only.
    • When you return those books, you may sign out up to 2 additional books.
    • Note: Limiting the number of books you may sign out at a time ensures equitable access to materials for all students of US History.

Library Catalog Search DON'T USE


Rhinocat is the Library's automated catalog of books, ebooks, and other library materials.


A Keyword search using a broad term will yield the most hits. 
  • When you identify a book that looks useful, click on the book title to open the book's full record. 
    • Scroll down to Subject(s): and click on a subject heading to find other books with the same subject headings.
    • Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on Browse shelf to see books that sit to the left and right on the shelf.


Search RhinoCat 

Scan pages from books and other print sources 

including title page and back side of title page
and email the PDF to your Taft email


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  • Books with information on more than one nation or Native America generally
  • Apache
  • Cheyenne
  • Lakota (look also for Oglala, the largest Lakota band; they are all Sioux)
  • Navajo (Their name for themselves is Diné, meaning "The People.")
  • Nez Perce (Their name for themselves is Nimipu, meaning "The People.")                                                                                                                                                                                                        

SEARCH TIP: In addition to looking at chapter titles, information on US government relations with your nation may also be found by searching these keywords / key terms in the book index:

  • Board of Indian Commissioners
  • Bureau of Indian Affairs or U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs
  • Indian removal
  • Treaty (and also specific treaty names) or Act (specific Act names, such as Dawes Act)
  • U.S. government or federal government or other U.S. government entities such as Congress (and specific Act names, such as Dawes Act)
  • Search your tribal nation's name in the index and look for a breakdown of topics/keywords under the name.



American Indian Removal and the Trail to Wounded Knee / Kevin Hillstrom, Laurie Hillstrom et al. ISBN: 0780811291

Apache Reservation: Indigenous Peoples and the American State / Richard John Perry. ISBN: 9780292762732

Bureau of Indian Affairs / Donald Lee Fixico. ISBN: 0313391807

Columbia Guide to American Indians of the Great Plains / Loretta Fowler. ISBN: 9780231507370

Diné: a History of the Navajos / Peter Iverson. ISBN: 9780826327147

The Fighting Cheyennes / George B. Grinnell. No ISBN available.

The Great Father: the United States Government and the American Indians / Francis Paul Prucha. ISBN: 9780803287341 

The Indian Frontier, 1846-1890 / Robert M. Utley. ISBN: 9780826354143

Legends of American Indian Resistance / Edward J. Reilly. ISBN: 0313352100

Native American Boarding Schools / Mary A. Stout. ISBN: 978-0-313-38677-0

Oxford Handbook of American Indian History / ed. by Frederick E. Hoxie. ISBN: 9780199983162

The Return of the Native: American Indian Political Resurgence / Stephen Cornell. ISBN: 9780198020820

If you have any questions, see
Mr. Padgett, Ms. Taylor, or Mr. Previti
OR email us at
We're here to help!

NoodleTools Tips for Citing Books / eBooks

PLEASE NOTE: We recommend that you NOT copy and paste complete citations from electronic sources. NoodleTools cannot generate footnotes from copied and pasted citations.


Print and electronic books can be cited using the ISBN (International Standard Book Number) . The ISBN can be found on the back cover of a book, on the back side of the title page, or in the catalog record for the book. It can also be found in databases containing sources originally produced in print. If you don't find it, we can help you. Books published before about 1967 won't have an ISBN.

International Standard Book Number - Wikipedia

To cite a book, choose the NoodleTools option that best describes where you found it:

  • Database = an electronic book found in a Taft Subscription Database such as Gale eBooks.
    • Click on the citation tool on your article page to determine if you can export the Chicago-style citation directly to NoodleTools.
    • If you cannot export the citation, choose Book.
    • You must provide the permanent URL for your ebook. Look for any of the following on the page: permalink, persistent link, stable link, durable link, "Get link", Cite, or Citable Link.
    • Complete information about the book (author, title, publication place, publisher, and publication date).
  • Website = an electronic book found on the Internet using a search engine like Google.
    • Choose Book.
    • Copy and paste the URL for the book from your browser address bar. 
    • Enter author, title, publication place, publisher, and publication date. If there's an ISBN, search that number to get the information about the book.
    • Enter the name of the website, and publisher if given.
  • Print or In Hand = a print book, such as one found in the library 
    • Choose Book.
    • If published after 1967, look for the ISBN and enter it into NoodleTools.
    • Make sure you have the author, title, publication place, publisher, and publication date.


If you have any questions,  Mr. Padgett, Ms. Taylor, or Mr. Previti are happy to help!