American Indian Studies – Ayer Collection - Contact between Europeans and Native Peoples

Karl Bodmer. Portrait #37. Ayer Art Bodmer Drawings #37.
Karl Bodmer. Portrait #37. Ayer Art Bodmer Drawings #37.

Books that record the development of contacts between Native peoples and Europeans, beginning with Columbus, form the major portion of the Ayer collection. Here one can find a practically complete collection of publications dealing with the voyages of Columbus, his possible predecessors, and his successors.

The Ayer Collection has a broad geographic scope: works on the contact between American Indians and Europeans throughout all of the Americas are collected.

American Indian History – Publications about the Newberry Library Collections