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Indians

LC control no.sh 85065022
LC classificationE51 E99
Topical headingIndians
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Variant(s)Aborigines, American
American aborigines
American Indians
Amerindians
Amerinds
Indians--Civilization
Pre-Columbian Indians
Precolumbian Indians
See alsoheadings beginning with the word Indian; and subdivision Indians under individual military services and wars, e.g. United States--Armed Forces--Indians; World War, 1939-1945--Indians
Ethnology--America
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Indigenous peoples--America
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Scope noteHere 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.
Names of Indian linguistic families are distinguished as such (and from the names of single languages or tribes) by the termination an or ian.
Subject example tracingNote under East Indians; Indians of North America