American Indian History

Explore the history and culture of America’s Native communities over more than 15,000 years.  

  • Focus on specific aspects of Native life, such as cultural regions, time periods, and the relationship between Native populations and the U.S government through curated topic centers. 
  • Delve into numerous primary source documents including speeches, stories and mythology, court cases, and government acts. 
  • Gain new perspectives on controversial topics with context-providing pro/con articles. 
  • Engage visually with hundreds of in-depth documentary videos. 
  • Become familiar with notable figures including writers, political and spiritual leaders, activists, and artists through concise biographical snapshots. 

What You Get

  • Tribe Index with more than 200 North American groups. 
  • Hundreds of photographs, maps, charts, and graphs. 
  • Subject-specific timelines, searchable by year or event keyword.  
  • Narrow searches by category, such as primary sources, images, videos, timelines, and news, and by entry type within those categories. Searches can be saved for later reference. 
  • Sections include National History Day, Maps and Charts, Primary Sources, Slideshow Overviews, Timelines, Topic Centers, Topics A-Z, Tribe Index, and Videos. 

American Indian History offers fast access to more than 15,000 years of culture and history. (photo source)

Westerville Public Library is a member of...

American Indian Library Association, a membership action group that addresses the library-related needs of American Indians and Alaska Natives

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    • Stop in the library and visit with a staff member at the welcome desk.
    • Show us your library card as well as the library card of the family member you want to link accounts with.
    • You and your family member must have the same home address listed on your account to be eligible.

    Benefits of linked accounts include:

    • You can use your own library card (or driver's license) to pick up reserves for linked family members. (Note: If your account is blocked due to billed items or overdue fines of $10 or more, you will not be permitted to pick up items for your linked family members.)
    • You can use your own library card (or driver's license) to access information about linked accounts, such as checked out items, items on hold and fines via phone or in person.
    • Your linked family members can access information about your account or pick up reserves on your behalf using their own library card.

    Note: Currently, there is no easy way to "switch" between library card accounts on the website or in the mobile app. You will need to log out of your account, then log in to your family member's account. We have submitted a request with our third-party vendor for additional functionality to manage family accounts and plan to implement if/when it becomes available.

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Meet the Staff

Mandy K.

Mandy is a fitness enthusiast who loves swimming, running and biking (to name just a few)!

Jessica C.

A veritable walking encyclopedia of stranger-than-fiction facts, Jessica gobbles up information like it's candy.

David R.

A man of many hats, David loves to get down-and-dirty with technology and digital media.

Mindy B.

Mindy will always bring a smile to your face, even when she's concentrating on finding hard-to-get-your-hands-on books and journal articles.
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