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Indians


  • Here are entered works on the indigenous peoples of the Western Hemisphere, including Eskimos. Works on citizens of India who are not currently residing in lndia are entered under [East Indians.]
  • For convenience, the Western Hemisphere has been divided into five basic geographical regions: North America, Mexico, Central America, West Indies and South America. Works pertaining to Indian groups located within the confines of one of these regions are entered under Indians of the pertinent region, e.g. [Indians of North America; Indians of Mexico.]
  • URI(s)

  • Instance Of

  • Scheme Membership(s)

  • Collection Membership(s)

  • Variants

    • Aborigines, American
    • American aborigines
    • American Indians
    • Amerindians
    • Amerinds
    • Pre-Columbian Indians
    • Precolumbian Indians
  • Broader Terms

  • Narrower Terms

  • Sources

    • found: Britannica Academic, viewed December 14, 2021(heading: American Indian; American Indian, also called Indian, Native American, indigenous American, aboriginal American, Amerindian, or Amerind, member of any of the aboriginal peoples of the Western Hemisphere.)
    • found: Merriam-Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, viewed December 14, 2021 (heading: American Indian, noun; a member of any of the aboriginal peoples of the western hemisphere except often the Eskimos especially : an American Indian of North America and especially the U.S.)
  • LC Classification

    • E51-E99
  • General Notes

    • Here are entered works on the indigenous peoples of the Western Hemisphere, including Eskimos. Works on citizens of India who are not currently residing in lndia are entered under [East Indians.]
    • For convenience, the Western Hemisphere has been divided into five basic geographical regions: North America, Mexico, Central America, West Indies and South America. Works pertaining to Indian groups located within the confines of one of these regions are entered under Indians of the pertinent region, e.g. [Indians of North America; Indians of Mexico.]
  • Example Notes

    • Note under [East Indians]
    • Example under [Indians of North America; Indians of Mexico]
  • Change Notes

    • 1996-05-10: new
    • 2022-01-18: revised
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