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History of Indian Education - 4023/4513: Books

Library Accounts

To check out items at NSU Libraries, the Information Desk is located on the 1st floor, north entrance of the John Vaughan Library. Information Desk contact phone number is 918-444-3235.

Loan Periods for check out items:

  • Three Weeks - for items from the Main Collection, Y Collection, Government Publications, and Curriculum Materials
  • One Week - for Audio Visual items (CDs or DVDs)
  • Library Use only - Periodicals, Newspapers, Magazines, and Reference materials
  • Special Collections items are non-circulating and must be used in Special Collections
  • Reserve Collection - Varies (check with the Information Desk for specifics)

Number of items that can be checked out at one time:

  • Undergraduate Students: 15
  • Graduate Students: 50

Print Limits:

Students are provided a 100 page print limit in the library at the start of each semester. Any additional pages can be purchased at the Information Desk. For additional information about borrowing, renewals, returns, and services, check out the Circulation link below.

Library Books

Use the Library Discovery system (see the below link) to search for books by keyword, title, author, or by using the subject search option. 

Example search terms:

  • cherokee indians
  • ​choctaw indians
  • chickasaw indians
  • seminole indians
  • ​creek indians AND history
  • seminary hall
  • sequoyah high school (Tahlequah, Okla.)
  • schools oklahoma tahlequah history
  • cherokee language alphabet
  • oklahoma history
  • cherokee indians and history
  • indian self determination and education act
  • indians of north america
  • ​indians of north america education oklahoma
  • ​off-reservation boarding schools
  • native americans history
  • tribal education systems
  • treaties and indian affairs
  • indians of north america treaties

For additional tips and information about book searching see the Book Searching tab in this guide. 


For additional book titles not owned by NSU Libraries search the WorldCat databases. The WorldCat databases will locate items (books, dvds, and articles) from other libraries as well as items owned by the NSU Libraries.


Theses/dissertations located in Special Collections. Some are viewable through the Digital Library:

Book Gallery

Education for Extinction - Cover art
Education and the American Indian - Cover art
Sequoyah - Cover art
America's Second Tongue - Cover art
Native American Higher Education in the United States - Cover art
Beyond the Asterisk - Cover art
Indigenizing the Academy - Cover art
The Five Civilized Tribes - Cover art
The Renaissance of American Indian Higher Education - Cover art
Serving Native American Students - Cover art
Demanding the Cherokee Nation - Cover art
Signs of Cherokee Culture - Cover art
Native American Education - Cover art
American Indian Education - Cover art
Cherokee Cavaliers - Cover art
To Remain an Indian - Cover art
Roots from the Cherokees Promises for our Future - Cover art
A Cherokee Encyclopedia - Cover art


Tip: When searching for information on topics in the database, EBSCOhost eBook Collection, use keywords or phrases. Be sure to enclose phrases inside quotation marks if you wish to keep the two terms together. The letters are not case sensitive.

  • cherokee indians
  • ​cherokee history
  • chickasaw indians
  • choctaw indians
  • seminole indians
  • Five civilized tribes
  • indians of north america relocation
  • creek indians
  • ​creek indians AND history
  • creek indians AND ethnic identity
  • creek indians  AND religion
  • oklahoma history
  • Indian slaves united states history
  • freedmen indian territory
  • slaveholders indian territory