View Highlights of Native American Culture

Marketing and Communications | May 25, 2012

Get acquainted with Native American culture and governance by visiting the Texas A&M University Libraries display at the Sterling C. Evans Library Annex on the fifth floor. Mounted by Laura Sare, government information librarian, the display features a useful online guide to Native American resources.

“The United States government has a unique legal relationship with Native American Tribal governments as set forth in the Constitution of the United States, treaties, statutes, and court decisions,” Sare explained. She cited the Handbook of North American Indian series published by the Smithsonian Institution as perhaps the most comprehensive and authoritative reference for Native American history. This twenty-volume series describes the history, culture, and language of the different Indian tribes of North America.

The display which contains copies of tribal constitutions for the Shawnee and Pawnee tribes of Oklahoma along with other documents will be up for both summer sessions.