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HIST 671- Research Seminar Southeastern Borderlands

Primary Source Online Collections

Southeastern Native American Documents, 1730-1842
Documents relating to the Cherokees, Creeks, Choctaws, Chickasaws, Seminoles, and many others have been collected and are available here. About 2,000 primary sources provide a glimpse into the lives of these peoples as they interacted with British colonists, experienced the American Revolution, and confronted American imperialism. Browse by collection to gain context on the individual collections within this assembly. You can also browse by date or keyword search for a particular tribe, person, or event.

Documenting the American South (DocSouth)
A wealth of transcribed source material dealing with all aspects of the American South. Select “Subjects” in the heading banner, and you can browse subject listings in alphabetical order. For example, selecting “A” pulls up documents relating to abolition, African Americans, agriculture, and antislavery movements. Subjects range from individual people, particular religious denominations, specific Native American tribes, cities and towns, plantation life, and the Confederate States of America. The variety of subjects is expansive, but they are not divided chronologically so make sure you select sources within the parameters of the assignment.

Federal Government Sites with Borderland Documents

National Archives & Records Administration (NARA)
The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) located in the nation’s capital is the principal federal repository in the United States.

NARA Documents on American Indian Treaties Catalog Links
The series, "Ratified Indian Treaties, 1722–1869" (National Archives Identifier 299798), has been digitized in full and made available online through the National Archives Catalog.

US National Park Service - Make sure to check the National Park Services website to search for both primary and secondary source materials that support research on the Southeastern Borderlands.
Example: - Search the Digital Assets of the NPS by State or the Advanced Search Screen which allows you to look for images and documents by keyword and format.

State Government Online Resources

State Libraries - Each State Library in the Southeast Borderland region has a state library and state archives with online digital resources that may help support your course research. For example, if you were looking for materials on the "Seminole wars" the State Library of Florida has the following types of information available to search and they often link back to NARA records as well:


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