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Best of the Web: History & Social Sciences » Native North American Resources
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Lewis and Clark: The Journey of the Corps of Discovery
This is the PBS home page for the Ken Burns documentary. Site includesa section on Native Americans, the tribes encountered by the expedition and a section on
Library of Congress: Edward S. Curtis Collection
Photographs of North American Indians, early 20th century.
Linguistic Classification of American Indians
Searchable database of tribes and languages.
A master of the Native American flute and its music. The site provides an online sampler of his music and a list of cds available for purchase.
Contains biographical information, criticism, an interview, a bibliography, and links to related sources.
Digital images from the National Archives.
Manifest Destiny and Western Canada
Presented here in full text are two chapters of Book One written by Todd D. Sauve [c1997]. The chapters deal with the period during of expansion of the railroad and the conflicts between the U.S. government and the Western tribes.Chapters are footnoted.
Mashantucket Pequot Museum and Research Center
"The world's largest and most comprehensive Native American museum and research center offers an array of engaging experiences for young and old, from life-size walk-through dioramas that transport visitors into the past, to changing exhibits and live performances of contemporary arts and cultures."
Memories Come to Us in the Rain and the Wind
Material available on this site comes from the book "Oral Histories and Photographs of Navajo Uranium Miners & their families." Four of the 25 interviews with Navajo miners are available here. The site will also give you access to other sites dealing with the issue of compensation for death or illness among the Navajo uranium miners.
Minnesota Indian Women's Resource Center
An organization whose mission is to "To assist American Indian Women so they can enjoy a better quality of life for themselves and their families."
Modern American Poetry: Louise Erdrich
Contains biographical information, criticism, an interview, a bibliography, and links to related resources.
Modern American Poetry: N. Scott Momaday
Contains biographical information, criticism, a bibliography, and links to related resources.
Mohawk Nation Council of Chiefs
The Mohawk Nation Council of Chiefs (MNCC) is the traditional government of the Mohawk people.
Mohawk Nation of Akwesasne
Official Home Page of the Artisans and Craftworkers of the Mohawk Nation of Akwesasne.
N. Scott Momaday
Contains biographical information, criticism, an interview, a bibliography, and links to related sources.From the Modem American Poetry site.
Biographical information about this Cherokee woman tribal leader who was given the title Ghighua,or Beloved Woman, after showing bravery in battle.
NARF Legal Review
Native American Rights Fund publication
National Association of State Archaeologists (NASA)
"This site provides a directory of State Archaeologists for the United States and its possessions. State Archaeologists can answer questions regarding laws, procedures, current research, educational programs, and other aspects of archaeology for each state and possession. Many State Archaeologists can be contacted by email, and some State Archaeologists maintain their own web pages which can be reached through this site."
National Congress of American Indians
The NCAI "serves as a forum for consensus-based policy development among its membership of over 250 tribal governments from every region of the country." It features information on cultural events, legislative news and American Indian genealogy.
National Museum of the American Indian
Visitor information for the museums in New York, Maryland, and Washington, D.C.
- National Museum of the American Indian. Smithsonian Institution.
National Native American Bar Association
NNABA "serves as the national association for Native American attorneys, judges, law professors and law students. Founded in 1973 as the American Indian Lawyers Association, NNABA works to promote issues important to the Native American community and works to improve professional opportunities for Native American lawyers. NNABA strives to be a leader on social, cultural, political and legal issues affecting American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians."
National Native American Law Enforcement Association
"The NNALEA is a nonprofit organization founded in 1993 in Washington, D.C. and incorporated under the state of Delaware. The mission of the NNALEA is to promote and foster mutual cooperation between American Indian Law Enforcement Officers/Agents/Personnel, their agencies, tribes, private industry and public."
Native Alaskan Graphic Arts: Founding Artists
Exhibit featuring work by George Ahgupuk, Robert Mayokok, James Kivetoruk Moses, and Florence Nupok Malewotkuk.
Native American Authors
This website provides information on Native American authors with bibliographies of their published works, biographical information, and links to online resources including interviews, online texts and tribal websites. Currentlythe website primarily contains information on contemporary Native American authors...
Native American Journalists Association
The Job listings section includes employment in academic, print, radio, web/online, television and miscellaneous.
Native American Languages
Provides links to sites about the languages of indigenous people of North America.
- Native American Repatriation and Reburial: A Bibliography (Stanford University)
- Native American Rights Fund
Native American Studies
Extensive directory of online resources whose sections include: Digital Publications Tribal & Local Histories Art & Culture Religion & Spirituality Law & Government Museums Libraries Academic Programs Kennewick Man Organizations.
Native American Tribal Lands and Reservations: California
Map indicates tribal owned and federal owned land in California.
Native American Women
"This gallery explores daily life for late-19th-century Native American women of the plains and the desert southwest. Multiple tribes are pictured, illustrating a composite of early Native American life. Similarities in daily activities for women across tribes are presented."
Native American Women Photographers as Storytellers
Written by Joan M. Jensen of New Mexico State University, the esaay provides a history and an evaluation of the women'swork in reflecting and portraying their culture to their own people and to the larger community and at the same time, making a contribution to the art of photography.
Native American Women's Health Education Resource Center
Website of the first health resource center located on a reservation in the United States.
Native Americans in Canada
At this site you will find material on the history of Canada's Native peoples as well as current issues important to the Cree people, the Voisey Bay situation, and British Columbia.
Native Americans in the United States
This is a very broad site covering the following areas: Indians in the US inGeneral Culture Economy Telecommunications The Plains Eastern Woodlands and Maritime.
Native Americans of the North and Arctic
This site will give you access to material on contemporary issues of importance to the Inuit, the Alaskan Natives and the Innu of Labrador and Quebec.
Native Art Network
Native American Art, Artists, Art Shows, Culture, History.
Native Languages of the Americas: Preserving and Promoting American Indian languages
Directory of online materials about more than 800 indigenous languages of the Western Hemisphere and the people that speak them.
The Smithsonian presents information about film, video, and radio produced by indigenous peoples of the Americas and Hawaii.
Native North American Art Links
This is a major umbrella website for Native American artists, museums,collections and galleries. The site covers Canada, the United States and Mexico.
Native Tech: Native American Technology & Art
This umbrella site links you to fine art, arts & crafts,and artifact websites. Fine art in all media, photography, beadwork, quillwork, silversmiths, clothes designers, as wellas historical cultural items.
- Native Web: Resources for Indigenous Cultures Around the World
NativeWeb is an international nonprofit organization that provides resources for indigenous cultures around the world. The Community Center area of the Website includes job listings.
Links to Northern Paiute tribe sites.
Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA)
An organization whose mission is to "malama (protect) Hawaii's people and environmental resources and OHA's assets, toward ensuring the perpetuation of the culture, the enhancement of lifestyle and the protection of entitlements of Native Hawaiians, while enabling the building of a strong and healthy Hawaiian people and nation, recognized nationally and internationally."
- Old Crow: Some of the Vuntut Gwitchin
- Oneida Indian Nation, USA
Oneida Language Tools
A site designed to preserve the endangered Oneida language.
Oral Narratives and Aboriginal Pasts: An Interdisciplinary Review of the Literature on Oral Traditions and Oral Histories
A major report submitted to the Department of Indian and Northern Development for the Department of Indian and Northern Affairs Canada. The report covers treaties, agreements, claims, economic development, statistics, population, culture [art and literature], and provides full text acces to the periodicals: "Circles of Light," and Dreamspeaker." An important section of the report deals extensively with the "First Nations in Canada."
Ossahatchee Indian Festival & Pow Wow
Pow Wow registration information, contests and skill training classes.
Outline of Objects and Topics in 1492: An Ongoing Voyage Exhibit
An umbrella site with many illustrations and maps from the 15th century. Almost all subjects discuss their impact on the Indian peoples. Topics covered include: the Mediterranean world's historical and scientific dynamics of the Age of Discovery Columbus the man and the mythindigenous societies of the Americas and the Europeanization of the "new world."
Directory of links to news, infomration, and other resources.
- Perspectives on Hawaiian Sovereignty
- Potawatomi Web
Powhatan Renape Nation, Rankokus American Indian Reservation
New Jersey, USA
Powwow general rules for first timers.
The rukes are compiled by White Coyote.He provides a list of general rules and advises participants to check with the specific Powwow organizer for unique rules.
This is an umbrella site for PowWow events. There is a children's page and links to visual art, singing, dancing and news from Indian Country.
Practical Guide to Cultural Resource Compliance
See Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act made available by the New South Associates.
- Red Feather Development Group
- Register of Professional Archaeologists (RPA)
Researching Indigenous Peoples' Rights Under International Law
Guide to print and web resources.
This is the site for Rita Coolidge, winner of the Native American Music Award for Lifetime Achievement.
Romancing the Indian: Sentimentalizing and Demonizing in Cooper and Twain
Critical analysis of the depiction of Native Americans in James Fenimore Cooper and Mark Twain.
Roots of NAGPRA: An Interview with Steve Russell
Interviewer: K. Kris Hirst for Archaeology
- Sac and Fox Nation, Oklahoma, USA
- Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community, Arizona, USA
This source provides full text access to selected artlcles arranged by year of publication. It also provides a gateway to
Seneca Iroquois National Museum
Located in Salamanca, NY.
Sharlot Hall Museum American Indian Image Collection
"This collection of still images is related to the American Indians of Arizona and the Southwest (1865-1970). Tribes include Navajo, Apache, Yavapai, Hualapai, Papago, Hopi, Mohave, Paiute, Yaqui, Havasupai, Pima and Maricopa.Also included in the collection are images of prehistoric ruins, pueblos, and rock art."
Silver Wave Records
A source for contemporary native American music with access to specific artists.
Sinixt Nation of British Colombia
"The purpose of this site is to raise awareness of the original people of the West Kootenays."
Sisseton Wahpeton Sioux Tribe
Community profile of the South Dakota, USA tribe.
- Society for American Archaeology (SAA)
Society for the Study of the Indigenous Languages of the Americas
SSILA"was founded in December 1981 as the international scholarly organization representing American Indian linguistics, and was incorporated in 1997. Membership in SSILA is open to all those who are interested in the scientific study of the languages of the native peoples of North, Central and South America."
Southeast Archeological Center
"For nearly forty years, the Southeast Archeological Center (the Center or SEAC) has carried out a tradition of archeological research, collections and information management, and technical support for national park units located in the Southeast Region of the National Park Service (NPS)."
Squaws and Princesses or Corn Maidens: Misconceptions and Truths about Native American Women
Written by Meldan Tanr?sal, this essay examines the European characterization of Native American women from the time of Columbus. The author contrasts this view with the image of women's role as expressed in Native American culture. character in Indian culture
Storytellers: Native American Authors Online
"This site was conceived with a very particular aim: to make the writing of modern Native American authors, particularly the poets, both more visible and more widely available. Toward that end, the sites residing on this server have been made with the collaboration of the authors. The authors see the sites before they are made public, edit these pages, contribute additional material, and select, or at least help to select, their work which is made available to be read online."
Washington State, USA
Taino Inter-Tribal Council
Florida, USA Caribbean
- Texas Archeological Society
- Text of Treaties Concluded at Ft. Laramie in 1851
The Horse in Blackfoot Indian Culture
400 page study from The Bureau of American Ethnology Bulletin.
- The Navajo-Hopi Land Issue: A Chronology
The Rights of Indigenous Peoples
Fact Sheet No.9 (Rev.1), by the United Nations HighCommissioner for Human Rights.
- The South Dakota Archaeological Society (SDAS)
- The South Dakota Association of Professional Archaeologists
- Timeline of Events Relevant to the Northern Plains Tribes
- To The Hawaiian Sovereignty Advisory Commission
Information on the creation of Jansen'sWounded Knee memorial statue.
Links to digital resources.
- Treaties of the Government of the Hawaiian Islands with other Nations of the World
Treaties, Agreements, and Other Constructive Arrangements
The Fourth World Documentation Project, Center for World Indigenous Studies.
- Tribal and Inter-Tribal Resolutions and Papers
"One of the most complete listings of Federally Recognized Tribes (listed by State) in the United States and Alaska."
Tribal Law Journal
"The goal of the Tribal Law Journal is to provide a reliable forum for the discussion of internal indigenous law."
Tribal Museum Network
"The Tribal Museum Network is an affiliation of Tribal Museum and other Museum or Cultural Center professionals who communicate viewpoints and values in the Administration and Curation of Tribal collections. With collaboration and support from the Mountain-Plains Museum Association, the Tribal Museum Network serves as an information clearinghouse featuring professionals who share knowledge while providing a forum for the Tribal Museum Community and Cultural Centers to advocate and promote the highest curatorial standards for their collections."
Trophies of Honor: Art Chronicles of Indigenous Peoples
This site provides biographical information on a wide variety of artists and online viewing of their works. Painting, sculpture, basketweaving,silversmithing,storytelling, poetry and music. Modern and traditional artforms created by contemporary artists are represented.
United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians
The United Keetoowah Band is one of two federally recognized tribes based in Tahlequah, Oklahoma, USA.
- United Nations Working Group on Indigenous Populations