Vanished Worlds, Enduring People: Cornell University Library's Native American Collection Event Online Exhibit uri icon


  • Vanished Worlds, Enduring People highlights the great range and depth of Cornell’s Native American Collection, and the university’s commitment to dialogue and learning centered on native cultures. The exhibition features many of the collection’s finest books and manuscripts, as well as photographs, artwork, and related materials covering a period of more than four centuries. Included are published accounts of early encounters with native peoples, stunning illustrated books depicting native communities and leaders, documents that preserve the history of native languages, manuscripts that record the work of early anthropologists and those who fought for native rights, and materials that record the histories of tribal communities.