Academic and historical portrayals of Native American history have varied greatly over the years. Many older texts that discuss the subject take on a biased and negative approach. In contrast, most modern historical work tends to take on a more sympathetic view, while still trying to give an accurate portrayal of Native America's successes and triumphs, hardships and failures.

Native Americans

The title of this exhibit, Native America at the Crossroads, takes these conflicting views and the meeting of the past and present as its inspiration. The items in this exhibit cover a large scope of Native American history, from possible origin theories to local Delaware County history. Also included in this exhibit are photos from the Archives and Special Collections Miami Indian Collection, as well as some of the documents found therein. Items in this exhibit may be viewed by visiting the Archives & Special Collections on the 2nd floor of Bracken Library.

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