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NATIVE WEB
http://www.nativeweb.org
A major gateway site with a huge amount of information. Nations Index, Geographic Region Index, Subject Index, Law and Legal Issues, a Resource Center, the Top 5% Sites, FAQ’s About Native Cultures, a searchable database and more. Excellent

ALASKA NATIVE KNOWLEDGE NETWORK
http://www.ankn.uaf.edu/
A gateway site for Native American issues, education and interests. Includes Sharing Our Pathways Newsletter, the Alaska Standards for Culturally Responsive Schools, Native Pathways to Education, Indigenous Knowledge System, Alaska Native Cultural Resources, Indigenous Education Worldwide, and Culturally Based Curriculum Resources. An outstanding site with a huge amount of information. Excellent

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ALFY’S PICKS FOR NATIVE AMERICANS
http://www.alfy.com/teachers/teach/thematic_units/Native_Americans/Native_Americans_1.asp
A thematic unit for primary students on Native Americans. Sections: Native American Bedtime Stories, Native American Tales, American Indian Kids, Native American Shelters, Ohio’s Historic Indians, Life as a Wampanoag, Southwest Native Americans and Natives of North America. Excellent

ALL ABOUT NATIVE AMERICANS
http://www.suelebeau.com/nativeamericans.htm
A page of links to information on Native Americans. Excellent

AMERICAN HISTORICAL IMAGES ON FILE – THE NATIVE AMERICAN EXPERIENCE
http://www.csulb.edu/projects/ais/nae/
A large collection of historical images (photographs, engravings, woodcuts, etc.) of Native Americans. Arranged by date. Excellent

AMERICAN INDIANS: CHEROKEE, APACHE, NAVAJO, CHEYENNE, PUEBLO, TRIBES, SIOUX, BLACKFOOT, GEORGE
http://www.thewildwest.org/native_american/index.html
"Read about native legends, heroes, leaders (like Geronimo), and great battles (like Custer's Army's last stand). And understand the religions of the Blackfoot Indians and the Cheyenne, who Kachinas are, and the background of The People (Navajo history). Enjoy the wisdom and peace that American Indian culture has with nature." Sections: Society, Legends, Faces, Wisdom, Places, Art and Religion. Excellent

AMERICAN INDIANS AND THE NATURAL WORLD
http://www.carnegiemuseums.org/cmnh/exhibits/north-south-east-west/index.html
A site from the Carnegie Museum of Natural History on the belief systems , philosophies and practical knowledge of four different tribes: The Tlingit of the Northwest Coast, The Hopi of the Southwest, The Iroquois of the Northeast and the Lakota of the Plains. Excellent

AMERICAN INDIANS OF THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST
http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/award98/wauhtml/aipnhome.html
An American Memory Collection. Contains 2,300 photographs and 7,700 pages of text relating to the American Indians of the Pacific Northwest including the Northwest Coast and the Plateau. Includes information and photos of Housing, Clothing, Crafts, Transportation, Education and Employment as well as other topics. An outstanding site. Excellent

ANASAZI HERITAGE CENTER
http://www.co.blm.gov/ahc/index.htm
Official site of the Anasazi Heritage Center, a museum of Anasazi culture. Includes Landscape, Permanent and Special Exhibits (some online), Archeological Sites, Artifact Gallery, Who Were the Anasazi?, and Resources for Teachers. Excellent

ANCIENT ARCHITECTS OF THE MISSISSIPPI
http://www.cr.nps.gov/aad/feature/feature.htm
A thriving civilization existed 800 years ago along the Mississippi River. Sections: Life Along the River, The Mound Builders, Traders & Travelers, Delta Voices, and the Context. Accompanied by very good illustrations. Excellent

ARIZONA’S FIRST PEOPLE: THE CULTURES AND LIVES OF ARIZONA’S NATIVE AMERICAN TRIBES http://www.azcentral.com/culturesaz/amindian/
Information on the Native American tribes living in what was to become Arizona. Sections: Culture, History, Nations & Maps, and Voices (audio clips). Excellent

ARCTIC CIRCLE
http://arcticcircle.uconn.edu/
The natural resources, people and cultures; environmental and economic issues of the area within the Arctic Circle. Includes: Nature Resources, History & Culture, Social Equity and Environmental Justice, an Online Museum of Art, Photography and Anthropology (excellent photographs), a Virtual Classroom and Arctic Forum. Excellent

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CAMPFIRE STORIES WITH GEORGE CATLIN - AN ENCOUNTER OF TWO CULTURES
http://catlinclassroom.si.edu/
"Take a virtual journey to meet American Indians of the 1830s with artist, ethnologist, and showman George Catlin. This site compiles paintings, historical documents, and commentary from contemporary experts so you can explore the intersections of two cultures, both in Catlin's time and today."
"Campfire Stories uses art, artifacts, and primary source texts to bridge American history, geography, art appreciation, environmental conservation, and multicultural studies. The site and its lesson plans were developed in consultation with a panel of teachers.
Here you can explore this site's content, purpose, and organization. Campfire Stories was designed to enrich middle and high school classes and to meet curriculum standards, but how you use this site is up to you. If you are a seasoned professional who wants a flexible, do-it-yourself resource, or if you are a new teacher looking for ready-to-use lesson plans, we have developed this site with you in mind!" Outstanding. Excellent

CANKU OTA – AN ONLINE NEWSLETTER CELEBRATING NATIVE AMERICA
http://www.turtletrack.org
An online newsletter for students and teachers about Native American cultures. Includes the Current Issue, Archives, Kids Page, Coloring Book and links. Excellent


CHEROKEE NATION CULTURAL RESOURCE CENTER
http://www.cherokee.org/Culture/Culture.asp
Information on the Cherokee Nation. Includes: Cherokee Culture, Cherokee History, Literature, Cherokee Language, Downloads, and a Word List. Excellent

THE CHETRO KETL GREAT KIVA – A 3-D MODEL
http://sipapu.ucsb.edu/great.kiva/old/index.html
A 3-D model of a Great Kiva – an structure of the ancient Native Americans, found in the Southwest. Click on the part of the image you want to know more about. Excellent

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CIRCLE OF STORIES
http://www.pbs.org/circleofstories/
"Circle of Stories uses documentary film, photography, artwork and music to honor and explore Native American storytelling." Sections: Storytellers, Many Voices, We are Here, Community and For Educators. Excellent

DESERT PEOPLES OF THE PAST
http://www.desertusa.com/ind1/du_peo_past.html
A vast amount of information on the desert peoples of the southwest. Sections: History & Culture, Animals & Wildlife, Minerals & Geology, the Desert Environment, Plants & Wildflowers, People & Cultures. Excellent

DIGITAL LIBRARIAN – NATIVE AMERICAN RESOURCES
http://www.digital-librarian.com/american_indian_studies.html
A very long list of Native American links and organizations. Excellent

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FIRST AMERICANS
http://www.ic.arizona.edu/ic/kmartin/School/
Information for elementary students on Native Americans. Sections: Tribes, Activities, History and Stereotypes. Includes a Teacher’s section. Excellent

FRANCES DENSMORE – SONG CATCHER
http://news.mpr.org/features/199702/01_smiths_densmore/docs/index.shtml
Shows the work of Frances Densmore, a young music teacher determined to preserve Native American songs and culture. Includes a "Magic Lantern Show" with images and audio and a Life Story Narrative. Much more extensive that it seems. Excellent

GAYANEREKOWA – THE CONFEDERACY OF THE IROQUOIS
http://www.sunyit.edu/~nicola/GAYANEREKOWA.html
Discusses the five (later six) nations of the Confederacy of the Iroquois. Describes in detail the laws, form of government, the Constitution and how the Constitution influences our U.S. laws today. Excellent

HAIDA – SPIRITS OF THE SEA
http://www.virtualmuseum.ca/Exhibitions/Haida/java/english/home/index.html
Terrific site on the Haida people and culture. Includes: Art and the Ocean; Haida Artists Today; Ceremonial Regalia; Traditional Wedding; Poles and Potlaches; and Haida Ocean Stories: The First Humans, Killer Whale People, A Woman is Kidnapped By Killer Whales, Dogfish Woman, and Wasco. Excellent

HISTORY MYSTERY – NATIVE AMERICAN CULTURE
http://teacher.scholastic.com/histmyst/start.asp?Game=14
A solve the mystery game for elementary students. Excellent

"I" IS NOT FOR INDIAN – THE PORTRAYAL OF NATIVE AMERICANS IN BOOKS FOR YOUNG PEOPLE
http://www.nativeculture.com/lisamitten/ailabib.htm
A well-thought out article on avoiding books for young people with harmful stereotypes. Discusses the problems with well-known books, recommend titles and discusses titles to avoid. Although aimed at librarians, the article is useful for teachers, also. Excellent


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IMAGES OF NATIVE AMERICANS – THE BANCROFT LIBRARY
http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/Exhibits/nativeamericans/index.html
"The diverse scholarly treasures represented in this exhibition include materials that reflect European interpretations of Native Americans, scientific and anthropological research, United States military surveys, images of popular culture, literary and political observations, and artistic representations.
The digital exhibit offers several enhancements, including additional images and text, a timeline to facilitate the viewing of materials in a chronological sequence, and a checklist of exhibit items.
A special section is devoted to James Otto Lewis' Aboriginal Portfolio, the first color plate book with images of American Indians published in the United States. The portion of the exhibit devoted to this historic volume includes an essay written by Anthony Bliss, Curator of Rare Books and Literary Manuscripts, detailing the intrigue often associated with the acquisition of rare items and an introductory essay on the publication history of this landmark work. Several of the original color plate illustrations have been reproduced and are available for viewing in the digital exhibit—only one color plate illustration from the volume could be viewed in the original exhibit." In "Portrayals of Native Americans": Color Plate Books, Foreign Views, Mass Market Appeal, and Early Ethnography. For junior high students and up. Excellent


LIVING VOICES – VOCES VIVAS
http://www.nmai.si.edu/livingvoices/
Audio files of Native Americans and Native Hawaiians of all ages discussing the Native experience. Includes 40 profiles in English (Note: Most audio files are around 4 min. in length) and 10 in Spanish. Excellent


NATIVE AMERICAN AUTHORS
http://www.ipl.org/div/natam/
Information on Native American authors with bibliographies of their published works, biographical information, and links to interviews with the authors, online texts and tribal websites. Searchable by author, titles and tribes. Excellent


NATIVE AMERICAN CREATION/ORIGIN/MIGRATION STORIES
http://www.indians.org/welker/legend.htm
The various Creation/Origin/Migration stories for several groups of Native Americans including: The Anishnabe Migration Story, The Apache Creation Story, The Comanche Creation Story, First Fire (Cherokee), Great Flood (Salish) and many more. Excellent

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NATIVE AMERICAN CULTURE
http://www.ewebtribe.com/NACulture/
An extensive set of links to pages about Native American culture including: Art, Crafts, Dances, Food & Recipes, Games, Housing, Music, and much more. Most of the pages are appropriate for elementary students and up. Excellent

NATIVE AMERICAN INDIAN RESOURCES
http://www.kstrom.net/isk/mainmenu.html
A gateway site to a vast amount of information. Includes: Maps; Stories; First Nations; Arts; Astronomy; Herbal Knowledge; Traditional Foods; Health & Nutrition; Recipes; Books (Note: Big Baddies for Kids is NOT a children’s page – it debunks "fake" American Indian history children’s books); Native Schools; Native Nations; How To’s; Maya Menu and more. An outstanding site. Excellent


NATIVE AMERICAN LINKS
http://www.bloorstreet.com/300block/aborcan.htm#2
A gateway site with a large number of links to Native American Resources. Note: We found a couple of broken links on this site. Excellent


NATIVE AMERICAN LINKS
http://edtech.kennesaw.edu/web/natam.html
A long list of links for information on Native Americans. Excellent


NATIVE AMERICAN POETRY AND STORIES
**http://www.nativetech.org/poetry/**
A collection of poems and short stories online. Excellent

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NATIVE AMERICAN RHYMES
http://nativeamericanrhymes.com/index.htm
A large collection of information on Native Americans, much of it using rhymes to convey its ideas. Aimed to elementary/middle school students. Sections include: Native American Fun, Native American Regions, Native American Homes, Native American Weapons, Native American Tribes, The Great Chiefs, Famous Native American Women, Famous Native American Men, Not All Native Americans Look Alike and much more. Includes photos, games and puzzles. Outstanding. Excellent


NATIVE AMERICAN THEME PAGE
http://www.educationworld.com/a_special/native_americans.shtml
Links to information for teachers and students on Native Americans. Excellent


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NATIVE AMERICAN WEBSITES FOR CHILDREN
http://www.nhusd.k12.ca.us/ALVE/NativeAmerhome.html/nativeopeningpage.html
A collection of links for elementary students on Native Americans. Click on Tribes for a clickable map with sections on: Inuit, Kwakiutl, Navajo and Cheyenne. Each section has links on the people, the land, the wildlife and the cultures. Excellent

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NATIVE AMERICAN WEBSITES PORTAL
http://www.multcolib.org/homework/natamhc.html
A gateway site to Native American links. Excellent


NATIVE AMERICANS 42EXPLORE
http://www.42explore2.com/native.htm
Information, links, activities, webquests and more. Excellent

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NATIVE AMERICANS – INTERNET RESOURCES
http://falcon.jmu.edu/%7Eramseyil/native.htm
"Welcome to the Internet School Library Media Center Native American page. You will find bibliographies, directories to pages of individual tribes, history and historical documents, periodicals and general links. The ISLMC is a preview site for teachers, librarians, students and parents. You can search this site, use an index or sitemap. The following sites have useful information on Native Americans." Sections: "Bibliographies, Directories, Historical Documents & Online E-Texts, Author Pages, Study & Teaching, History, General Sites, Periodicals, Virginia's Indians, The Cherokees, Native American Authors." Excellent


NATIVE TECH: NATIVE AMERICAN TECHNOLOGY AND ART
http://www.nativetech.org/
Original articles focusing on the Eastern Woodlands tribes providing historical and contemporary background information, technical instruction and references. Sections: Beadwork, Birds & Feathers, Clay & Pottery, Games & Toys, Leather & Clothes, Metalwork, Plants & Trees, Porcupine Quills, Stonework & Tools, Weaving & Cordage, Food & Recipes, Poetry & Stories, Essays & Articles, The Wampum Chronicle, Contemporary Issues, Instructional Pamphlets, and more. An outstanding site. Excellent


NATIVES OF THE MIDNIGHT SUN – A THINKQUEST SITE
http://library.thinkquest.org/26020/?tqskip1=1&tqtime=1030
A student-created site on the Native Americans of Alaska. Focuses on the Land and the Culture Heritage. Excellent


ONEIDA INDIAN NATION- CULTURE & HISTORY
http://www.oneida-nation.net/historical.html
Information on the Oneida Indian Nation, its culture and history. A huge site. Some sections: Online Exhibits, Clans, Three Sisters Cookbook, Language Project, Iroquois Legends, Oral History, Treaties Project, Polly Cooper (video), War of 1812, 1777 and more. Excellent


PACIFIC NORTHWEST COASTAL INDIAN LIFE
http://members.aol.com/Donnclass/NWIndianlife.html
A site for students on the Pacific Northwest Indians. Includes Daily Life, Manners, Longhouse Living, Meals, Baskets, Furniture, Canoes, Lesson Plans and more.

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RAID ON DEERFIELD: THE MANY STORIES OF 1704
http://www.1704.deerfield.history.museum/
"In the pre-dawn hours of February 29, 1704, a force of about 300 French and Native allies launched a daring raid on the English settlement of Deerfield, Massachusetts, situated in the Pocumtuck homeland. 112 Deerfield men, women, and children were captured and taken on a 300-mile forced march to Canada in harsh winter conditions. Some of the captives were later redeemed and returned to Deerfield, but one-third chose to remain among their French and Native captors.
Was this dramatic pre-dawn assault in contested lands an unprovoked, brutal attack on an innocent village of English settlers? Was it a justified military action against a stockaded settlement in a Native homeland? Or was it something else?
Explore this website and hear all sides of the story—then you decide." Sections: Play the Introduction to 1704, Meet the Five Cultures, Go to the Story Menu and Enter the Conflict. You can learn about the different cultures involved in the raid, read the story and enter right into the battle. Additional sections: People, Artifacts, Explanations, and Maps. Outstanding. Excellent

SACAGAWEA
http://sacagawea.bonniebutterfield.com/
Biographical information on the Native American women who led the Lewis and Clark Expedition through the uncharted Northwest Territory. Includes 19th photographs (although none of her) Excellent


THE SIX NATIONS: THE OLDEST PARTICIPATORY DEMOCRACY ON EARTH
http://www.ratical.org/many_worlds/6Nations/index.html
Information on the Six Nations, also known as the Iroquois Confederacy. The Confederacy is comprised of six different nations: Mohawk, Oneida, Onondaga, Cayuga, Seneca and Tuscarora. Contains a huge amount of information on the Confederacy, the tribes and more. Excellent


SOUTHWEST NATIVE AMERICANS
http://inkido.indiana.edu/w310work/romac/swest.htm
History and information about the Native Americans in the southwest including Food, Art, Religion, Children, Vocabulary, and Legends. Excellent


THE STOCKBRIDGE MUNSEE TRIBE OF MOHICAN INDIANS
http://unr.edu/homepage/shubinsk/mohican.html
An overview of tribal history, a Mohican vocabulary, customs, Native American recipes, and lots of links. Excellent

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SURROUNDED BY BEAUTY – ARTS OF NATIVE AMERICA
http://www.artsmia.org/surrounded-by-beauty/
"There is no equivalent in the many Native American languages for the word art. Yet the objects here suggest that Native Americans are a highly spiritual people who create objects of extraordinary beauty. In Native American thought there is also no distinction between what is beautiful or functional, and what is sacred or secular. Design goes far beyond concerns of function, and beauty is much more than simple appearances. For many native peoples, beauty arises from living in harmony with the order of the universe. The concerns and aspirations of a vital contemporary American Indian population changes as the world changes. Today some Native American artists continue traditions of their ancestors, while others transform those traditions in new and innovative ways." Sections: Northwest Coast, Southwest, Plains, Mississippi Valley, and Northeast Woodlands. Includes a Printable Curriculum. Excellent see also Lesson Plans section


THE TEACHER’S GUIDE TO NATIVE AMERICANS
http://www.theteachersguide.com/nativeamericans.html
A collection of information to assist teachers in teaching about Native Americans. Excellent


THIS DAY IN NORTH AMERICAN INDIAN HISTORY
http://www.americanindian.net/
Lists over 3,000 historical events that happened to or affected indigenous peoples of North America. Extensive information and links. Excellent



TIMEKEEPER: CULTURES OF THE SOUTHWEST – A THINKQUEST SITE
http://library.thinkquest.org/12641/timekeep.shtml?tqskip1=1&tqtime=1030
A student-created site on the Native American cultures of the Southwest. Sections: Archaic, Basketmaker, Pueblo, and Present. Excellent


TOTEM POLES: AN EXPLORATION

**http://users.imag.net/~sry.jkramer/nativetotems/default.html**

A thorough, user-friendly guide to totem poles, their history and meaning. Sections: Meanings, Stories, Common Figures, Fake vs. Real?, Humor, Basics, Totem News, Record Holders, Falsehoods, Low Man on the Totem Pole, and more. Excellent
AMERICAN INDIANS OF THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST NEW!

**http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/award98/wauhtml/aipnhome.html**

"This digital collection integrates over 2,300 photographs and 7,700 pages of text relating to the American Indians in two cultural areas of the Pacific Northwest, the Northwest Coast and Plateau. These resources illustrate many aspects of life and work, including housing, clothing, crafts, transportation, education, and employment. The materials are drawn from the extensive collections of the University of Washington Libraries, the Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture (formerly the Cheney Cowles Museum/Eastern Washington State Historical Society), and the Museum of History and Industry in Seattle." Very Good
APPROPRIATE METHODS WHEN TEACHING ABOUT NATIVE AMERICAN PEOPLES

**http://www.ableza.org/dodont.html**

Do’s and don’ts on teaching about Native Americans. Very Good
ARTNATAM-NATIVE AMERICAN ART EXHIBIT

**http://www.artnatam.com/**

An online exhibit of Native American artists’ works and biographical information. Very Good
THE AVALON PROJECT: TREATIES BETWEEN THE UNITED STATES AND NATIVE AMERICANS – YALE UNIVERSITY

**http://www.yale.edu/lawweb/avalon/natamer.htm**

A project at Yale University bringing together the text of all formal treaties between the United States and Native Americans. Search by tribe, keyword or century. Very Good
BLACKFEET NATION OFFICIAL SITE

**http://www.blackfeetnation.com**

Describes the Blackfeet Nation, the tribe today, the natural resources of the area, the tribal council and tribal court, the history of the Blackfeet and more. Very Good
CAMPING WITH THE SIOUX: FIELDWORK DIARY OF ALICE CUNNINGHAM FLETCHER

**http://www.nmnh.si.edu/naa/fletcher/fletcher.htm**

In September 1881, Alice Fletcher traveled to Dakota Territory to live with Sioux women and record their way of life. This is her diary from 9/16/1881 to 10/30/1881. Includes a Photo Gallery and Folktales. Note: The attitudes expressed in the diary reflect the attitudes toward Native Americans of many white scientists of that time. Fletcher herself changed her opinions later. Very Good
THE CHEROKEE TRAIL OF TEARS 1838-1839

**http://rosecity.net/tears/#stories**

The story of the Cherokee "Trail of Tears". Stories and articles about the forced march. Very Good
CHEROKEE WEB PAGE

**http://home.earthlink.net/~deanna1jc/moondoves_spiral_7.htm**

Scroll down to the Cherokee Lodge Door for links to information on beliefs and traditions. Very Good





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