Madeline Conrad Creates Subject Guide for Indigenous Studies
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 10, 2020
Baton Rouge – LSU School of Library & Information Science (SLIS) student Madeline Conrad has published a research guide on Indigenous materials within the LSU Libraries’ Special Collections. Conrad was able to do so through her directed independent study, which is a course of concentrated study to investigate a problem or subject otherwise uncovered by SLIS courses. The LSU Special Collections maintains many hundreds of items on Native North Americans, and the research guide places emphasis on those items that pertain to Louisiana and the Lower Mississippi Valley. Suggested search terms, subject terms, and highlighted texts are features of the research guide. Subjects of interest include the history of different Indigenous tribes, languages, archaeology, early historic accounts, and current governmental relations and legal information on tribes. To view the research guide, visit the LSU Libraries’ Special Collections.
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