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Date of this Version

February 2005


Published in Library Collections, Acquisitions, and Technical Services 29:1 (March 2005), pp. 82-89; doi 10.1016/j.lcats.2005.01.001 Copyright © 2005 Elsevier Inc. Used by permission.


Indigenous nations and issues are a worldwide concern and a number of WWW resources that support multidisciplinary research in this area have been previously identified. The availability of such tools is a boon to cost-effective collection development. One of the previously selected electronic resources was the Indian Affairs: Laws and Treaties Internet site at the Oklahoma State University. This commentary describes more fully the use of this collection of treaties created between the Indian Nations and the U.S. federal government. Research examples are used to demonstrate the relationship of these documents to various indigenous issues.