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ENGL 101--Howard--Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Indian: Home

Use this guide to get started on your research paper for ENGL 101-2343

Selecting your topic

Professor Howard has suggested these topics for your research on a social or historical issue from The Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Indian:

  • Indian reservations
  • Indian boarding schools
  • American Indian sovereignty and government
  • American Indian cultural practices
  • American Indian religious practices
  • Powwows
  • Indigenous tribes
  • Famous indigenous athletes
  • Indigenous art
  • Cultural trauma
  • Alcoholism
  • Adolescent sexuality​​​​​​

Background reading

Once you have selected a topic, you can find background information on that topic in our Gale eBooks database (see link below). Here are some examples of relevant search terms:

  • Spokane tribe (search other tribes by name)
  • Cultural trauma
  • Native art
  • Indian boarding schools
  • Adolescent sexuality

More Overview Articles from the American Indian Database

The American Indian History database  and the American Indian Experience database provide overview articles on many topics relevant to your assigment. Click on the link to the databases to explore, or see some of the sample articles listed below the link to each database.

Recommended Books @ MJC Library

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