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Indigenous Cultures

A Subject Guide providing suggested resources and other information for beginning research on the topic Indigenous Cultures.

Background Information

Indigenous refers to people who have a historical continuity with pre-invasion and pre-colonial societies that developed on their territories and consider themselves distinct from other sectors of the societies now prevailing on those territories, or parts of them. Use the following sources to learn more about indigenous cultures.