YALE COLLECTION OF WESTERN AMERICANA
Zc12-16 -- Indians

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Scope

Principal Indian wars and massacres
Dakota Indian uprising in Minnesota, 1862-1863 Zc29
Dakota Indian Wars, 1863-1865 Zc31
Fort Phil Kearny massacre Zc47
Little Big Horn, Battle of Zc43
Modoc War Zc74
Nez Percé War Zc45
Rogue River War Zc74
Sand Creek massacre Zc49
Spirit Lake massacre Zc29
White River massacre Zc49
Yakima War Zc74

Classification

The call numbers for Indian materials are constructed like those in the rest of the Western Americana collection. The primary difference is use of a cutter for tribe, language, geographic area, or topic before the last line of the call number. Two exceptions are general works about Indians (Zc12) and general works about Indian languages (Zc14).

Zc12 General works, history, description
Zc13 Special topics
Zc14 Languages, general works
Zc15 Languages, by language or lingusitic family
Zc16 Indians by tribe

Zc12 -- General works, history, description

Use for works which are too broad to be classed with a particular tribe or locality.
The second line is a three digit date followed by the first two letters of the main entry.
For serials use A1 followed by a cutter for the main entry.

Examples:

Alexander, Hartley Burr. The religious spirit of the American Indian, 1910.

Zc12 General work about Indians, too broad to class with locality or tribe
910aL Year of publication of the first edition followed by first two letters of main entry

The Council fire and arbitrator. Washington, D.C., 1878-

Zc12 General work about Indians
A1 Serial
+C83 Cutter based on the first non-article word of main entry

Zc12 A-Z -- General works by locality

Use for general works that cannot be classed with a particular tribe, but can be classed with a particular locality.
The second line uses a standard Yale number for states, Canadian provinces, or one of the following regions.
    A11 - Mississippi-Missouri Valley
    A12 - Southwest
    A13 - Pacific Coast
    A14 - Canadian Northwest
The third line is a three digit date followed by the first two letters of the main entry.

Example

Leupp, Francis Ellington. Notes of a summer tour among the Indians of the Southwest, 1897.

Zc12 General work about Indians
A12 Work describes Indians in the Southwest
897Le Year of publication of the first edition followed by first two letters of main entry

Zc13 -- Special topics, A-Z

Use for works which are too broad to be classed with a particular tribe or locality, but fall into one of the categories below.
The second line uses one of the following cutters.
    C6 - Commerce
    E3 - Education
    G7 - Government relations
    M6 - Missions
The third line is a three digit date followed by the first two letters of the main entry.

Example:

United States. Congress. Senate. Commitee on Indian Affairs. Documents relative to Indian trade, 1822.

Zc13 General work about Indians on a particular topic
G7 Work pertains to government relations
822un Year of publication of the first edition followed by first two letters of main entry

Zc14 -- Languages, general works

Use for works about Indian languages which cannot be classed with a particular language or locality.
The second line is a three digit date followed by the first two letters of the main entry.

Example

Turner, William W. (William Wadden). Professor Turner's letter on Indian philology, 1852.

Zc14 General work on Indian language(s)
852tu Year of publication of the first edition followed by first two letters of main entry

Zc14 -- Languages by locality

Use for works on Indian languages that cannot be classed with a particular language or linguistic family.
The second line uses a standard Yale numbers for states, Canadian provinces, or for one of the following for regions.
    A11 - Mississippi-Missouri Valley
    A12 - Southwest
    A13 - Pacific Coast
    A14 - Canadian Northwest
The third line is a three digit date followed by the first two letters of the main entry.

Example

Gatschet, Albert S. (Albert Samuel). Indian languages of the Pacific states and territories, [1877].

Zc14 General work on Indian language(s)
A13 Work about Indian languages on the Pacific coast
877ga Year of publication of the first edition followed by first two letters of main entry

Zc15 -- Languages, by language or linguistic family

Use for works in or about a particular Indian language.
The second line is a cutter for the language from the table of Indian tribes followed by either:
       a - general works, treatises, grammars, dictionaries, etc.
       b - texts, primers, readers
The third line is a three digit date followed by the first two letters of the main entry.

Examples

Riggs, Mary Ann Clark Longley. An English and Dakota vocabulary, 1852.

Zc15 Work about an Indian language
D1a Dakota dictionary 
852ri Year of publication of the first edition followed by first two letters of main entry

Riggs, Stephen Return. Dakota wiwicawangapi kin, [1864].

Zc15 Work in an Indian language
D1b Dakota reader
850ri Year of publication of the first edition followed by first two letters of main entry

Zc16 -- Indians by tribe

Use for works about specific tribes including biographies of individual Indians.
The second line is a cutter for the tribe from the table of Indians tribes.
The third line is a three digit date followed by the first two letters of the main entry.

Example

Tuttle, Sarah. History of the American mission to the Pawnee Indians, 1838.

Zc16 Work about a particular Indian tribe
P3 Work about the Pawnee tribe
838tu Year of publication of the first edition followed by first two letters of main entry

Subjects

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