This essay offers a brief overview of some of the most important publications in the rapidly expanding field of twentieth-century American Indian history. For reasons of space, other than a listing of journals and newspapers, this consideration is limited to books.
From 1976 to 1984, the D'Arcy McNickle Center for American Indian History of the Newberry Library in Chicago produced thirty bibliographies on selected topics. The final volume in this series, W. R. Swagerty, editor, Scholars and the American Indian Experience (Bloomington, 1984), provides a critical review of recent work; four chapters of this volume include material on Indians in the twentieth century. Two volumes of a second series have been published by the center in conjunction with the University of Oklahoma Press: Colin G. Calloway, editor, New Directions in American Indian History (Norman, 1990), and Jay Miller, Colin G. Calloway, and Richard A. Sattler, editors, Writings in American Indian History, 1985–1990 (Norman, 1995). Initiated in 1980, the