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U.S. History: Exploring Groups: How did WWII change America?: Indigenous / Native Americans


Secondary Sources will have more specific information about Indigenous / Native Americans in WWII.

  • Secondary source books written by scholars which present a new interpretation or thesis based upon a synthesis of primary sources, scholarly journal articles, and other secondary sources.
  • Sometimes there will be an entire book, sometimes you may have to assemble information from multiple monographs.
  • Secondary sources will usually have a bibliography of materials for further study, including primary sources, journal articles (which are also secondary sources), and books.



To ensure equitable access, all reserve materials are to be used only in the library for the duration of the project.


    • Books on reserve will be available to you in the Library Reading Room Your group may take these books to your workspace on the Library main floor.

    • Please return all your books to a library staff member either at the Circulation Desk or in the Reading Room before you leave the library at the end of class..

  • OUTSIDE OF CLASS TIME, you may come to the Circulation Desk and 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: the limit to the number of books is to ensure equitable availability of materials among the 5 sections of US History.)

Click on the headings General books and Indigenous / Native Americans for more information on each book.
General books containing information on Indigenous / Native Americans
  • Double Victory: Multicultural History of America in World War II / Ronald Takaki. D769 .T42  2 copies
  • Wartime America: The World War II Home Front / John W. Jeffries. D769 .J44 2018


Indigenous / Native Americans (Also known as American Indians and Indians)
  • American Indians and World War II : Toward a New Era in Indian affairs / Alison R. Bernstein. D810.I5 B47
  • Bureau of Indian Affairs / Donald Lee Fixico (an online ebook)
  • Crossing the Pond : The Native American Effort in World War II / Jere' Bishop Franco. D810.I5 F73 1999
  • The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee: Native America From 1890 to the Present / David Treuer. E77 .T797 2019 
  • A History of the Navajos : The Reservation Years / Garrick Bailey and Roberta Glenn Bailey. E99.N3 B177 1986
  • Indians in the War 1945 (a pamphlet from the Office of Indian Affairs, U.S. Department of the Interior found on the website of the U.S. Navy Department Library) Contains Primary Sources
  • Major Problems in American Indian History / Ed. Albert Hurtado, Peter Iverson, William J. Bauer, Jr., and Stephen Kent Amerman. E77.2 .M35 2015 Contains Primary Sources
  • Voices of the American Indian Experience, vol. 2: 1878-Present / ed. b James E. Seelye Jr. and Steven A. Littleton. E77 .V65 2013 v.2 Contains Primary Sources
  • Why We Serve: Native Americans in the United States Armed Forces /  Alexandra N. Harris and Mark G. Hirsch. E98 .M5 H37 2020
  • Winds of Freedom : The Story of the Navajo Code Talkers of World War II / Margaret T. Bixler. E99.N3 B59 1992 Contains Primary Sources
Contains Primary Sources means this source contains Primary Sources.

If you have any questions, see
Mr. Padgett, Ms. Taylor, or Mr. Previti
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NoodleTools Tips for Citing Books / eBooks

PLEASE NOTE: Do not copy and paste complete citations from electronic sources. NoodleTools cannot generate footnotes from copied and pasted citations.


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

  • Database = an electronic book found in a Taft Subscription Database such as ACLS Humanities E-book.
    • Choose Book.
    • You must provide the permanent URL for your source. Look for any of the following on the page: permalink, persistent link, stable link, durable link, "Get link",Cite, or Citable Link.
    • Choose the name of the database, using the pull-down menu under My library's databases.
    • 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.
  • Print or In Hand = a book in the Reserve collection behind the main desk or found upstairs in the Main collection.
    • Choose Book.
    • Using information in the book, enter author, title, publication place, publisher, and publication date.

Note: Print and electronic books can also be cited in NoodleTools using the ISBN (International Standard Book Number) . For a print book, look for the ISBN and associated barcode on the back cover or on the back side of the title page. If you don't find it, a library staff member can help. Books published before 1967 won't have an ISBN.

International Standard Book Number - Wikipedia

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