Native Americans


This guide includes both primary and secondary source resources about Native Americans, primarily in the Appalachian region. For additional resources, also see the guide on Ethnicity and Race. Manuscripts must be used in the Dougherty Reading Room. To schedule an appointment or for more information, email

Manuscript Collections

A. Chase Ambler Book Collection consists of six bound volumes addressing the early unsuccessful movement to establish of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park at the turn of the Twentieth Century.

0.25 linear feet (1 box)

This collection consists of an article about Cherokee history, specifically the 1838 Cherokee removal to Oklahoma. The article mentions the citizens of southern Illinois planning to mark the centennial of the Cherokees' journey through their state.

0.01 linear feet (1 folder)

Appalachian State University College of Continuing Education Cherokee Exhibits Papers includes a notebook covering a general overview of Cherokee history with photographs.

0.02 linear feet (2 folders)

This collection includes one newspaper Cherokee Advocate written in both Cherokee and English language, two copies of Cherokee Phoenix, Vol. 1 No. 12, two photocopies of articles 1832 and 1833 from Niles' Register, and a guide of an audiocassette (not in this collection) Sound of Cherokee sounding out the Cherokee alphabet.

2.0 linear feet (1 oversize folder)

This collection of photographs was taken on November 5, 1910 at the dedication of the monument placed in memory of Chief Junaluska, North Carolina Indian Chief. The monument is in Robbinsville, Graham County, North Carolina.

0.01 linear feet (1 folder)

The Clarice Bolick Indian Collection contains materials regarding American Indians, particularly Plains Indians. Materials include newspaper article clippings, pamphlets, booklets, a few photographs, and one letter to Clarice Bolick.

0.5 linear feet (1 box)

This collection is a report of the Committee concerning the Memorial of Matthew Patterson, published by the United States House of Representatives in 1800. It is in good condition.

0.01 linear feet (1 folder)