Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Digital Collections for the Classroom


"classroom-ready, primary-source documents selected from the Newberry’s holdings. Explore topics from Shakespeare to Chicago history on the collections page. Browse all documents or search for documents related to specific subjects on the items page. Some collections are also available for download in PDF format."

  • Art and Exploration in the American West and Mexico
    • "What are the connections between exploring new territories and making visual representations of those territories? How do artists relate to the territory’s indigenous people? In what ways do mapmakers and artists promote, protect, or displace the cultures and landscapes they portray?"
  • Imagining the American West in the Late Nineteenth Century
    • "How has the West been imagined as both America’s manifest destiny and a wild frontier? In what ways do American Indian art and literature challenge these popular narratives of the West?"
  • Mapping Chicago and the Midwest, 1688-1906
    • "How do maps tell the early history of Chicago and the Midwest? How have maps been used by different empires and nations to secure control of the region?"
  • Maps and the Beginnings of Colonial North America
    • "What can maps tell us about how people from different times, places, and cultures make sense of their world? How did maps and mapmaking influence the development of colonial North America?"
"Linguistic Stocks of American Indians North of Mexico".  John Wesley Powell.  Indian Linguistic Families of America, North of Mexico, 1891. Image Courtesy of the Newberry Library.
"Linguistic Stocks of American Indians North of Mexico".
John Wesley Powell.
Indian Linguistic Families of America, North of Mexico, 1891.
Image Courtesy of the Newberry Library. 

Letters and Notes on the Manners, Customs,  and Conditions of the North American Indians. Written During Eight Years' Travel Amongst the Wildest Tribes of Indians in North America, 1842. George Catlin.  Image Courtesy of the Newberry Library.
Letters and Notes on the Manners, Customs,
and Conditions of the North American Indians.
Written During Eight Years' Travel Amongst the Wildest
Tribes of Indians in North America
, 1842. George Catlin.
Image Courtesy of the Newberry Library.
  • Apache Women with Blanket
  • A Map of Lewis and Clark's Route
  • Adventures of Captain Smith, 1627
  • Ball-Play Dance, 1844
  • Because the Spanish Thirst for Gold, the Indians Pour Liquid Gold into Them
  • Black Hawk War Map, 1832
  • Buffalo Bill's Duel with Yellow hand
  • Buffalo Bill's Wild West Program
  • Communication with the Natives
  • Course of the Mississippi River, 1718
  • Essay on New Spain, 1811
  • Heroism of a Pioneer Woman
  • Indian Boys at School, 1900
  • Indian Collecting Cochineal, 1777
  • Indian Languages Map, 1891
  • Indian Servant, 1830
  • Indians are Killed, Others Die in the Fire
  • Indians Hunting the Bison, 1836
  • Lands Assigned to Indians, 1836
  • Locations of Aboriginal Tribes, 1828
  • A Map of British and French Dominions in North America, 1755
  • Map of New England, 1677
  • Map of Virginia, 1612
  • New Amsterdam and New England Map circa 1690
  • New Mexico and Florida, 1656
  • North America, 1688
  • Northern United States 1798
  • Notes on the N. American Indians, 1842.
  • Part of New England, 1720
  • Portrait of Silverhorn, 1898
  • Pueblo of Zuni, 1853
  • Silver Horn, Self-Portrait
  • Sitting Bull and Buffalo Bill, 1885
  • Temple at Tuloom
  • United States in 1789
  • Wahk-ta-Ge-Li. A Sioux Warrior
  • Western Part of New France, 1755
  • Woman of the Snake-Tribe, Woman of the Cree-Tribe
Silver Horn Self-Portrait.  Image Courtesy of the Newberry Library.
Silver Horn Self-Portrait.
Image Courtesy of the Newberry Library.

*Note: These are primary historical sources which often tell more about the times in which they were written or drawn than accurate portrayals of the people and events involved.

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