Karankawa Archive Fully Functional

The Karankawa Archive is fully functional! There are over 2,500 unique primary sources ranging from 1528 to 1967 that in some way involve the Karankawa peoples.

Nearly every document is saved as a searchable PDF. If looking to do heavy-duty research with this source base, I highly recommend downloading Adobe Acrobat DC (free but make sure to remove McAfee add-ons) and using the “advanced search” function to browse through multiple PDFs. If searching by keyword, beware that the Anglo-Americans, the Spaniards, and the French all refer to the Karankawas in different ways. I have made a list of these “Karankawa” variations as a guide.

In the coming weeks, I intend to upload secondary sources that have referenced the Karankawas. I also will be creating tags such as “tattoos,” “food,” and “shelter,” to help users unfamiliar with archival research.

Also in the pipeline, is an updated Frequently Asked Questions page that will be completed by the end of 2021.

If you have any suggestions on how to improve the archive or sources to contribute yourself, please reach out.

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