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Native American History - 3723 (Health Project): Native American Health -History


Searching Tips

Search terms to locate information through the Discovery system or databases about Native American health. 

  • disease outbreaks history
  • communicable diseases history
  • epidemics and infectious diseases
  • smallpox epidemic
  • smallpox epidemic and native americans
  • cherokee indians diseases
  • indians of north america
  • indians of north america diseases
  • smallpox southern states history and cherokee
  • cherokee indians colonization health aspects history
  • cherokee indians medicine
  • indian health
  • indians of north america mental health
  • indians of north america health and hygiene
  • indians of north america and spiritual healing
  • indians of north america and women physicians
  • native peoples medical care
  • native peoples diseases
  • native peoples health and hygiene
  • indians of north america legal status
  • indian courts united states

Additional Information

The following is a selective list of legislative events about health care for American Indians and Alaska Natives. For more information about these events, see link below for the database HeinOnline: Indigenous Peoples of the Americas: History, Culture & Law

Example Search Terms:

  • Landmark Indian Law Cases
  • Cherokee Nation v. Georgia (1831)
  • Worcester v. Georgia (1832)
  • Snyder Act of 1921
  • Johnson-O'Malley Act of 1934
  • Indian Reorganization Act of 1934 (IRA) or Wheeler-Howard Act
  • Indian Health Facilities Act of 1954
  • Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act of 1975
  • Indian Health Care Improvement Act of 1976

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