NATIVE AMERICAN SITES ON THE INTERNET

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All of the sites listed were active as of November 2, 2005. The evaluation is by the AVA Center staff according to the amount of information given, the general appearance of the site and its potential use in the classroom. Note: The terms "Native American" and "American Indian" are used based on the usage within each web site. We note where we have found broken links in Webquests. You can adapt webquests for your classroom and supply your own links.

                            WEBSITES            LESSON PLANS & CLASSROOM ACTIVITIES        WEBQUESTS

NATIVE WEB                                 START HERE!!

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

ALFY’S PICKS FOR NATIVE AMERICANS                             NEW!
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 becom
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

CAMPFIRE STORIES WITH GEORGE CATLIN - AN ENCOUNTER OF TWO CULTURES         NEW!
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

CIRCLE OF STORIES                                 NEW!
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

FIRST AMERICANS                                                         NEW URL!
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

IMAGES OF NATIVE AMERICANS – THE BANCROFT LIBRARY                 NEW!
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

NATIVE AMERICAN CULTURE                             NEW!
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

NATIVE AMERICAN RHYMES                                     NEW!
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

NATIVE AMERICAN WEBSITES FOR CHILDREN                    NEW!
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

NATIVE AMERICAN WEBSITES PORTAL                     NEW!
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

NATIVE AMERICANS – INTERNET RESOURCES                 NEW!
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. Excellent

RAID ON DEERFIELD: THE MANY STORIES OF 1704                 NEW!
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

SURROUNDED BY BEAUTY – ARTS OF NATIVE AMERICA             NEW!
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

                                                                                                               

CHIRICAHUA AND MESCALERO APACHE TEXTS
http://etext.lib.virginia.edu/apache/
Online versions of stories in the original language with translations from the Chiricahua and Mescalero Apache tribes. Includes a linguistic analysis. Texts are shown, English Only, Apache Only and Bilingual. Note: You need to download the Apache font to get a clear view of the words. Very Good

DELAWARE (LENAPE) TRIBE OF INDIANS                 NEW URL!
http://www.delawaretribeofindians.nsn.us/
Information on the history and culture of the Lenape Indians living in the Delaware River Valley. Sections: FAQs, Social Dances, Lenape Football Game (historic), Men’s Clothing, Women’s Clothing, History, Humor, Preservation, Language (audio) and Bird Names in Lenape (audio). Very Good

EFFECTS OF THE FUR TRADE ON AMERICAN INDIANS
http://www.meyna.com/lookback.html
Extensive articles on the fur trade in North American in the 17th and 18th centuries and how the fur trade impacted the American Indians. Scroll down to the buttons to link to the articles. Includes some very good photos. Very Good

FIRST AMERICANS ART EXHIBIT                 NEW!
http://www.nmai.si.edu/exhibitions/first_american_art/firstamericanart.html
An online exhibit of the National Museum of the American Indian. Sections: Intro, Integrity, Emotion, Movement, Idea, Composition, Intimacy and Vocabulary. Each concept is discussed and several objects are displayed. Very Good

FIRST NATIONS COMPACT HISTORIES
http://www.tolatsga.org/Compacts.html
Brief paragraphs about each of the tribes that comprised the First Nations. From the Abenaki to the Winnebago. Very Good

GAMES OF THE PLAINS CREE – NEHIYAW MA TOW WE NA
http://collections.ic.gc.ca/games/
A collection of games played by the Plains Cree. Includes toys with instructions on how to make them. Very Good

HOHOKAM INDIANS OF THE TUCSON BASIN
http://www.uapress.arizona.edu/onlinebks/hohokam/titlhoho.htm
An online book about the Hohokam of the Tucson Basin in southern Arizona. Three chapters: The Hohokam World, The Hohokam Lifeway, The Archeological Record. Very Good

                                                                                           

INDEX OF THE NORTH AMERICAN INDIAN
http://www.curtis-collection.com/tribalindex.html
"This page is a gateway to information concerning approximately 80 western Native American tribes, visited and photographed by Edward S. Curtis from 1890 to 1930, taken from The North American Indian, Curtis' massive lifework. The North American Indian consists of 20 volumes of text, describing in detail all aspects of each Native American tribe's life and customs."
Includes an extensive amount of information including photos. Very Good

INDIAN KIDS – HISTORY FOR TODAY’S YOUTH
http://minnow.net/
A site for kids on Native American culture. Focuses primarily on family life. For primary students. Very Good

AN IROQUOIAN STORY OF CREATION
http://www.tyendinaga.net/stories/creation.html
The Iroquoian creation story. Very Good

IROQUOIS LANGUAGE AND SONGS
http://collections.ic.gc.ca/language/
Includes sound samples and brief descriptions of songs sung at socials within the six nations. Very Good

LAKOTA KAKOTA WOWAPI OTI KIN
http://puffin.creighton.edu/lakota/index.html
Extensive information on the Lakota and Dakota tribes (also known as the Sioux). Sections include: Electronic Texts, Demography, History, Legal Concerns, Treaties, Maps, Cultural Centers & Museums, Radio Stations and Things Named for the Lakota. Very Good

LAKOTA LEGACY – OUR HISTORY AND CULTURE                 NEW!
http://library.thinkquest.org/CR0212101/
A site for students by students on the history and culture of the Lakota. Sections: Language, Dance, Our Tribal Flag, Arts & Crafts, and Legends. Very Good

LAKOTA STAR KNOWLEDGE
http://www.kstrom.net/isk/stars/startabs.html
Lakota star maps, constellations and legends. Very Good

LANGUAGE AND CULTURE OF HAWAII
http://members.aol.com/EARTHSUN/hawaii.html
Discusses the native Hawaiian culture and language. Very Good

                                                                                                               

THE LANGUAGE OF NATIVE AMERICAN BASKETS FROM THE WEAVER’S VIEW        NEW!
http://www.nmai.si.edu/exhibitions/baskets/
An online exhibit of the National Museum of the American Indian. Examines the importance of baskets to Native Americans. Sections: Introduction; The Weavers’ View; Techniques, Tools & Workplaces; The Weavers’ Aesthetic; Burden Baskets; A Set of Values and Basketmaking Associations. Very Good

THE MISSISSIPPIAN MOUNDBUILDERS AND THEIR ARTIFACTS
http://www.mississippian-artifacts.com/
Artifacts from the Mississippian Moundbuilders, a Native American culture that thrived from about 900 AD to the 1600s in what is now the Midwest. Sections: Pottery, Pipes, Hardstone, Discoidals, Flint Points, Flint Implements, Ear Ornaments, Shell Ornaments, Beads, Spiro and more. Very Good

MYTHOLOGY OF NORTH AMERICAN INDIANS
http://www.windows.ucar.edu/tour/link=/mythology/northamerican_culture.html&edu=elem
Learn some of the myths of the Pawnee, Navajo and Lakota regarding the sky, the Earth, and aspects of their world. Very Good

NATIVE AMERICAN BED-TIME STORY COLLECTION
http://www.bedtime-story.com/bedtime-story/indians.htm
A collection of bedtime stories from various Native American tribes. Very Good

NATIVE AMERICAN BEST GENERAL RESOURCE SITES                 NEW!
http://lone-eagles.com/na-general.htm
"Many people have created comprehensive listings of all the good Native American
resources web sites they could find. Here is a listing of the best of these "Meta-sites:""
Very Good

NATIVE AMERICAN CRAFTS, FOOD & GAMES
http://www.americanpentimento.com/crafts.htm
Crafts, foods and games of Native Americans. Suitable for primary or elementary students. Very Good

NATIVE AMERICAN CREATION STORIES
http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Prairie/8962/creation.html
Creation stories for several Native American tribes. Very Good

NATIVE AMERICAN IMAGES                     NEW!
http://www.nativeamericanlinks.com/
"Native American Images is a web "magazine" devoted to the images of Native American People, Places and Land.  It is intended to inform you, inspire you, entertain you.  If you are a student of Native American Studies, hopefully Native American Images will be a useful resource to you."
Sections include: The People, The Places, The Land, Photo Essays, Video Essays, Archive Images and more. Very Good

                                                                                                           

NATIVE AMERICAN LEATHER AND CLOTHES
http://www.nativetech.org/clothing/
Sketches and photos of Native American leather and clothes. Very Good

NATIVE AMERICAN MYTHOLOGY
http://www.pantheon.org/areas/mythology/americas/native_american/
Links to Native American myths. Check out the Folklore section for Native American folktales, too. Very Good

NATIVE AMERICAN RESOURCES                 NEW!
http://www.etsd.org/fms/treashnt/native_american.htm
A page of links to sites about Native Americans. Very Good

NATIVE AMERICAN SHELTERS
http://emuseum.mnsu.edu/prehistory/settlements/index.shtml
Extensive information and archival photographs of Native American shelters or homes, by geographical region. Very Good

NATIVE AMERICAN TRADITIONAL STORYTELLING
http://www.hanksville.org/storytellers/traditional.html
A page of links to Native American storytelling sites. Includes tales and stories from several tribes. Very Good

NATIVE AMERICANS – RESOURCES                     NEW!
http://www.williston.k12.vt.us/Services/SocialStudies/Native_Americans/nativeamericans.html
Native American resources for students. Very Good

NATIVE AMERICANS – 3RD GRADE PATHFINDER                 NEW!
http://www.lkwdpl.org/schools/elempath/nativeamericans/
A page of links suitable for 3rd grade students and up on Native Americans. Very Good

NATIVE AMERICANS AND THE ENVIRONMENT                 NEW!
http://www.cnie.org/NAE/
"This non-profit project has three goals: 1. to educate the public on environmental problems in Native American communities; 2. to explore the values and historical experiences that Native Americans bring to bear on environmental issues; 3. to promote conservation measures that respect Native American land and resource rights."

Sections: Introduction to the Issues, Bibliography (& search), Internet Resources, Case Studies, and About This Website. Good

NATIVE HISTORY MAGAZINE
http://nativehistory.tripod.com/
A free, online magazine on Native American history and culture geared toward educators and students. Includes links to several lesson plans. Very Good

NATIVE VILLAGE HOME PAGE                 NEW URL!
http://www.nativevillage.org/
"NATIVE VILLAGE website was created for youth, educators, families, and friends who wish to celebrate the rich, diverse cultures of The Americas' First Peoples. Each week we offer readers two current events publications: NATIVE VILLAGE Drum and NATIVE VILLAGE Youth and Education News. Each issue summarizes current happenings in Indian country and is written in an easy-to-read format
." Includes stories, current events and more. Very Good

NEZ PERCE TRIBE OF IDAHO
http://www.nezperce.org/Main.html
A history of the tribe, its customs, culture, landmarks and legends, the tribe today and links. Very Good

OJIBWE CULTURE
http://collections.ic.gc.ca/clan/main_pages/cultural.htm
Information on the Ojibwe culture. Sections: Ceremonies Pipe Prayer, Clan Systems, Fasting, Local Legends, Pipe Ceremony, Pow-wow Ceremony, Pow-wow Contacts, Sweat Lodge and Treaty #3. Very Good

PLAINS INDIAN LEDGER ART                         NEW URL!
http://plainsledgerart.org/
"represents a cooperative effort to publish scholarly electronic editions of important examples of nineteenth century Plains Indian drawing done on paper. This genre, often called Ledger Art, formed a transitional genre of Plains Indian artistry corresponding to the forced reduction of Plains tribes to government reservations, roughly between 1860 and 1900. Due to the destruction of the buffalo herds and other game animals of the Great Plains by Anglo-Americans after the Civil War, painting on buffalo hide gave way to works on paper, muslin, canvas, and occasionally commercially prepared
cow or buffalo hides." There are two ledgers online so far: Black Hawk Ledger and Cheyenne Ledger. Very Good

POMP: THE TRUE STORY OF THE BABY ON THE SACAGAWEA DOLLAR             NEW!
http://pompstory.home.mindspring.com/
An online book for kids on the son of Sacagawea. "In 1805, Pomp and his mother Sacagawea traveled across the western United States on the historic Lewis and Clark Expedition. But that was only the beginning of his adventures. As an adult, he toured Europe with royalty, blazed new western trails as a mountain man, survived a bear attack while scouting for the U.S. Army, and became one of the first Americans to catch "gold fever" during the California Gold Rush." Very Good

SELLING THE NORTH AMERICAN INDIAN: THE WORK OF EDWARD CURTIS         NEW!
Several articles by Edward Curtis for Scribner’s Magazine, written in part to subsidize his massive study of the North American Indians. That’s where the "selling" of the title comes in. All of the articles include Curtis’s description of the cultures of the tribes along with his photos. They give a contemporary portrait of the tribes. Very Good

•VANISHING INDIAN TYPES: THE TRIBES OF THE SOUTHWEST (MAY 1906)
http://xroads.virginia.edu/~MA02/daniels/curtis/scribners/may1906.html
An article by Edward Curtis about the Apache and Navajos.

•VANISHING INDIAN TYPES: THE TRIBES OF THE NORTHWEST PLAINS (JUNE 1906)

http://xroads.virginia.edu/~MA02/daniels/curtis/scribners/june1906.html

An article by Edward Curtis about the Crows, Sioux and Nez Perce.

•INDIANS OF THE STONE HOUSES (FEBRUARY 1909)
http://xroads.virginia.edu/~MA02/daniels/curtis/scribners/feb1909.html
An article by Edward Curtis about the tribes of the Southwest including the Hopi.

•VILLAGE TRIBES OF THE DESERT LAND (MARCH 1909)
http://xroads.virginia.edu/~MA02/daniels/curtis/scribners/march1909.html
An article by Edward Curtis about the "Yuma, Mohave, Havasupai, Walapai and Maricopa of the Uman linguistic stock; the Pima, Papago and Kwahatika of the Piman stock."

SEMINOLE TRIBE OF FLORIDA
http://www.seminoletribe.com/
Official web site of the Seminole Tribe of Florida. Sections: Culture, History, Tourism & Enterprises, Government, Services, Seminole Tribune, Follow Our Trail and FAQs. Very Good

SOUTHERN POWWOWS                         NEW!
http://library.thinkquest.org/3081/
A site by students on the powwows of the southern Native Americans. Sections: Introduction to the Southern Circle, The Arena and Staff, The Drum and Songs, Resources and Calendar, Monthly Craft Selection, Pow Wow Etiquette, Pow Wow Terminology, Dance Styles, Guestbook and Posting Forum, Starting Out and What’s New. Suitable for upper elementary students and up. Good photos. Very Good

SMITHSONIAN- NATIVE AMERICAN HISTORY AND CULTURE
http://www.si.edu/resource/faq/nmai/start.htm
List of links to a large amount of information on Native Americans. Includes the National Museum of the American Indian. Very Good

TEACHING YOUNG CHILDREN ABOUT NATIVE AMERICANS                 NEW URL!
http://www.ericdigests.org/1996-4/native.htm
An article with guidelines for teaching children about Native Americans. Discusses stereotypes, teaching strategies, and things to avoid. Very Good

TIPIS – NATIVE AMERICAN PRE-CONTACT HOUSING
http://www.kstrom.net/isk/maps/houses/tipi.html
Information on the tipis used by the Plains tribes. Very Good

TO THE TOTEM FORESTS – EMILY CARR AND CONTEMPORARIES INTERPRET COASTAL VILLAGES
http://collections.ic.gc.ca/totems/contents.htm
"To the Totem Forests: Emily Carr and Contemporaries Interpret Coastal Villages is the first exhibit in which the voice of First Nations people is used to describe drawings, paintings and prints which were created by Emily Carr, Walter Phillips, A.Y. Jackson, George Pepper, Langdon Kihn and F.M. Bell-Smith. This voice, through first-person testimony and anthropological records provides context for the artworks and corrects some misinterpretations unwittingly introduced by the artists."
Includes paintings and drawings which are "interpreted" by Native Americans. Worth taking a look at. Very Good

                                                                                                           

TOTEM POLES: ART OF THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST NATIVE AMERICANS
http://members.aol.com/Art1234567/Totemart.html
Online art projects for students to create a total pole and a bent box. Very Good

TRADERS- VOICES FROM THE TRADING POST
http://www.nau.edu/library/speccoll/exhibits/traders/
A series of oral history interviews with Native American traders and non-Native Americans who worked at the trading posts. Includes Looking Back 1860-2000 (including a slideshow), Oral History Interviews, and Trade Goods and Services. Very Good

A TRIBUTE TO THE NATIVE PEOPLE
http://www.btigerlily.net/BTnative.html
Various topics on Native American subjects such as A Cherokee Legend, Battle of Little Big Horn, Buffalo/Bison, Chieftains, Kokopeli, Native Drums and more. From a Native American perspective.
Note: Some parts of the pages are a little hard to read because of overwritten sections. Generally very good. Very Good

WHO OWNS THE PAST? THE AMERICAN INDIAN STRUGGLE FOR CONTROL OF THEIR ANCESTRAL REMAINS                                                                                                 NEW!
http://www.pbs.org/wotp/
A PBS site on the controversy over the scientific study of the remains of Native Americans focusing on the discovery of "Kennewick Man", a 9,000 year old skeleton claimed by some Native American tribes. Sections: The Story, Latest News, Kennewick Man, Tribes, Scientists, Timeline, NAGPRA, Ask an Expert and Film Info (including a transcript). The Classroom Content section has downloadable classroom guides. Very Good

ACROSS BORDERS: BEADWORK IN IROQUOIS LIFE                 NEW!
http://www.nmai.si.edu/exhibitions/across%5Fborders/indexfla.htm
An online exhibit of the National Museum of the American Indian. Sections: An Introduction, Exhibit-Related Programs, Iroquois Creation Story, Five Objects, and Giveaways. Note: Giveaways are downloadable images for the desktop of the objects. Good

ADOBE BUILDING GAME                         NEW!
http://www.humanities-interactive.org/onate/adobegame/index.html
"In "The Adobe Building Game", you will investigate the process of building with adobe by sequencing the steps in the building process.  
This game tests your understanding of the steps in the adobe building process. You are presented with fifteen steps in the process of building an adobe house. These steps are out of order. Your task is to select each step in its correct order."
Good

AGAINST THE WINDS: NATIVE AMERICAN RUNNING TRADITIONS
http://www.peabody.harvard.edu/mcnh_running/default.html
A look at the important role that running played and still plays in Native American traditions and beliefs. Sections: Introduction, Running in the Past, Timeline, Running Today, and Spiritual Traditions. Good

ALL TRIBES MAP INDEX – NOW CALLED: MAPS OF NATION AMERICAN NATIONS
http://www.kstrom.net/isk/maps/US.html

Maps showing the different tribes along with a list of tribes by state, native American populations, and more. Good

AMERICAN INDIAN HERITAGE MONTH                 NEW!
http://www.defenselink.mil/specials/nativeamerican01/inner.html
A site with extensive information on Native Americans and the military both past and present. Good

BENEDICTE WRENSTED: AN IDAHO PHOTOGRAPHER IN FOCUS             NEW URL!
http://www.nmnh.si.edu/anthro/wrensted/intro.htm
A Smithsonian exhibit on the long-lost photographs of Benedicte Wrensted, a Danish women photographer whose works date from the 1890s and early 1900s. Wrensted’s works focused portraits of Native Americans and the growth of the community of Pocatello, Idaho. Note: Scroll down to Main Menu to navigate the site. Good

BOOMING OUT                 NEW!
http://www.nmai.si.edu/exhibitions/booming_out/indexfla.htm\
An online exhibit of the National Museum of the American Indian on Mohawk ironworkers. Images and information on how Mohawks became ironworkers. Good

THE BUFFALO WAR             NEW!
http://www.pbs.org/itvs/buffalowar/
A PBS site about the tensions between Native Americans, environmentalists and ranchers about the role of the buffalo in the west. Sections: The Story, The Buffalo, The War, In Their Shoes, Talkback, The Film, and Resources. Good

BUILD A DREAM CATCHER

http://web.onramp.ca/rivernen/build_dc.htm
Instructions and a materials list for building your own dream catcher. Good

CHUCALISSA
http://cas.memphis.edu/chucalissa/
A museum and reconstructed village with sections on Native American life going back 11,500 years. You can take a virtual tour of the village. Includes: Prehistory, Virtual Village, Links and more. Good

CREATION STORIES                     NEW!
http://www.meta-religion.com/World_Religions/Ancient_religions/North_america/creation_myths.htm
Brief creation stories of the Cherokee, Chippewa, Choctaw, Crow, Haida, Hidatsa, Hopi, Inuit, Iroquois, Kiowa, Makah, Navajo, Nuu-chal-nuth, Penobscot, Pueblo, Salish, Tewa and Zuni. Good

CRYPTOLOGY- NAVAJO CODE TALKERS IN WORLD WAR II
http://www.history.navy.mil/faqs/faq61-2.htm
In World War II, the military needed an unbreakable code for radio communications. Phillip Johnson, a non-Navajo who spoke the language, suggested using the Navajo language as a code. This article tells about the important work of the "code talkers". Good

DIGITAL HISTORY: NATIVE AMERICAN VOICES                 NEW!
http://www.digitalhistory.uh.edu/native_voices/native_voices.cfm
An online textbook about Native Americans in three parts. Good

DLTK’S CRAFTS FOR KIDS: NATIVE AMERICAN ACTIVITIES             NEW!
http://www.dltk-kids.com/world/native/index.htm
Activities for elementary students such as paper crafts, coloring pages and a dream catcher. Also includes a list of children’s books on Native Americans. Good

EDWARD S. CURTIS’ NORTH AMERICAN INDIAN
http://lcweb2.loc.gov/ammem/award98/ienhtml/curthome.html
An American Memory Collection. "The North American Indian by Edward S. Curtis is one of the most significant and controversial representations of traditional American Indian culture ever produced. Issued in a limited edition from 1907-1930, the publication continues to exert a major influence on the image of Indians in popular culture. Curtis said he wanted to document "the old time Indian, his dress, his ceremonies, his life and manners." Includes 2000 photogravure plates and narrative on the cultures of 80 tribes. The collection is organized by tribe and culture area. Good

ELAINE’S DREAM CATCHER PAGE
http://freespace.virgin.net/derek.berger/dreamcatcher.html
Dream catcher legends and poems. Good

FIRST NATIONS ART IN B.C. (BRITISH COLUMBIA)             NEW!
http://www.bcarchives.gov.bc.ca/exhibits/timemach/galler03/frames/main.htm
"The BC Archives holds a collection of 10,000 paintings, drawings and prints. The earliest dates from 1782 and the latest is from the 1960s. These art works were created by artists who lived in or traveled through British Columbia and sketched or painted views of the landscape, peoples and activities. These art works are important because they show us what people and places looked like in the past."
Note: Follow the arrows. Good

FROM WAR TO SELF-DETERMINATION – A HISTORY OF THE BUREAU OF INDIAN AFFAIRS     NEW!
http://www.americansc.org.uk/Online/indians.htm
Basic information on the history of this long-standing government agency. Good

HOPI CULTURAL PRESERVATION
http://www.nau.edu/~hcpo-p/
Hopi culture, arts and crafts, visitor information, current issues and projects and more. Good

INDIAN COUNTRY TODAY                     NEW!
http://www.indiancountry.com/
An online newspaper for news about Native Americans. Good

                                                                                               

INDIAN SYMBOLS
http://www.indiansummer.com/symbol.htm
Sketches of Indian symbols and their meanings. Good

INDIAN TRIBES WORD SEARCH             NEW!
http://www.surfnetkids.com/games/indians-ws.htm
A word search game for kids on Indian tribes. Good

INDIAN USES OF THE BUFFALO                 NEW!
http://www.bluecloud.org/11.html
A simple chart showing how the Indians used the different parts of the buffalo they hunted. Good

INDIANS OF THE NORTHEAST CROSSWORD PUZZLE                 NEW!
http://www.scsc.k12.ar.us/2000backeast/Trip/Members/BookV/indians_of_the_northeast.htm
A simple crossword puzzle on the Indians of the Northeast. Good

INDIANZ.COM – YOUR INTERNET RESOURCE
http://www.indianz.com/
Features include Tribe of the Week, Native American Life Calendar, Native American News, Arts & Entertainment, The Elder’s Circle and more. Good

INTRODUCTION TO THE CREEK NATION
http://ngeorgia.com/history/creek.html
A history of the Creek Nation and of the Tribes of the Creek Confederacy in Georgia. Includes the culture, associations with other tribes and more. Good

THE INUVIALUIT OF THE WESTERN ARCTIC – FROM ANCIENT TIMES TO 1902         NEW!
http://www.civilization.ca/aborig/inuvial/indexe.html
Information on the tribes of the Western Arctic with photos. Sections: The Land, The People, From Ancient Times, …To 1902, and Survival. Good

LENAPE – ENGLISH DICTIONARY                 NEW SITE!
http://www.gilwell.com/lenape/
An online dictionary for the Lenape/English languages. Good

THE LENAPES: A STUDY OF HUDSON VALLEY INDIANS
http://www.ulster.net/~hrmm/halfmoon/lenape/indexm.htm
An online essay on the Lenapes of the Hudson Valley. Good

LOOKING BACK
http://www.meyna.com/lookback.html
Articles on the history and culture of 11 Native American tribes. Good

MESA VERDE NATIONAL PARK – PHOTO GALLERY
http://www.jqjacobs.net/southwest/mesa_verde.html
A selection of color photos of sites within Mesa Verde National Park. Good

NATIONAL MUSEUM OF THE AMERICAN INDIAN
http://www.nmai.si.edu/
Official site for the new National Museum of the American Indian which opened in Washington at the Smithsonian in September 2004. Gives an animated overview of the exhibits. No online exhibits yet. Good

NATIVE AMERICAN BIOGRAPHIES A TO Z
http://www.42explore2.com/native3.htm
A list of Native Americans and links to information about them. Good

NATIVE AMERICAN BIOGRAPHIES                     NEW!
http://www.socialstudiesforkids.com/subjects/nativeamericanbiographies.htm
Links to biographies of Pocahontas, Tecumseh, Sacagawea, Squanto, and Sequoyah. Suitable for students. Good

NATIVE AMERICAN DOCUMENTS PROJECT                 NEW!
http://www.csusm.edu/nadp/
"This collection currently includes the narrative reports of the commissioner of Indian affairs for 1871, 1872, 1874, 1875, and 1876, and three additional reports for 1871. It also includes a map of western reservations published with the 1875 report."
Could be used for research for senior high students. Good

NATIVE AMERICAN EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES             NEW!
http://lone-eagles.com/na-ed.htm#curr
A compilation of educational resources for Native Americans. Note: These are not lesson plans about Native Americans. Good

NATIVE AMERICAN FOOD AND RECIPES
http://www.nativetech.org/food/index.php
A long list of recipes for Native American dishes. Good

NATIVE AMERICAN PARTICIPATION IN THE U.S. MILITARY
http://www.history.navy.mil/faqs/faq61-1.htm
Information on the Native Americans that served in the U.S. military including Medal of Honor winners and Navajo Codetalkers. Good

NATIVE AMERICAN POLITICAL ISSUES
http://www.geocities.com/CapitolHill/9118/
A website devoted to political issues between Native Americans and the U.S. government. For senior students. Good

NATIVE AMERICAN RECIPES                     NEW!
http://www.recipesource.com/ethnic/americas/native/
Native American recipes including Acorn Bread, Cherokee Bean Balls, Indian Tacos, Navajo Fry Bread and more. Several can be made in the classroom. Good

                                                                                                           

NATIVE AMERICAN RESOURCES
http://www.cowboy.net/native/index.html
A gateway site with a long list of links to Native American information including Tribal Home Pages, Native American Organizations, a Calendar of Events, Indian Education and Colleges, Government Resources, Native American Art and Culture. Note: Several broken links. Good

NATIVE AMERICAN RESOURCES                 NEW!
http://www.usc.edu/isd/archives/ethnicstudies/indian_main.html
Resources for senior high students studying Native Americans. Good

NATIVE AMERICAN RESOURCES FOR KIDS & TEACHERS
http://www.kiddyhouse.com/Thanksgiving/Native.html
A list of links to Native American resources for elementary students. Good

NATIVE AMERICANS                 NEW!
http://www.promotega.org/fld30036/index.html
A website by 4th grade students about several tribes of Native Americans. Sections: Pacific Northwest, California-Intermountain, Southwest Indians, Plains Indians and Eastern Woodland Indians. Very well done for 4th grade students. Good

NATIVE LANGUAGES OF THE AMERICAS: PRESERVING AND PROMOTING NATIVE AMERICAN LANGUAGES
http://www.native-languages.org/
"Welcome to Native Languages of the Americas! We are a small non-profit organization dedicated to the survival of Native American languages, particularly through the use of Internet technology. Our website is not beautiful. Probably, it never will be. But this site has inner beauty, for it is, or will be, a compendium of online materials about more than 800 indigenous languages of the Western Hemisphere and the people that speak them."
Good

NATIVE PAGES FROM STFXU (ST. FRANCIS XAVIER UNIVERSITY)
http://www.bloorstreet.com/300block/aborcan.htm#2
A gateway site to a large number of links to Aboriginal Resources for Canada, the USA, and Micmic/Mi’kmaq. Note: We found a lot of broken links on this page but it is worth trying. Several are easily redone. Good

NATIVE AMERICANS- COMPACT HISTORY – GEOGRAPHIC OVERVIEW         NEW!
http://www.multcolib.org/homework/natamhc.html
Click on the name of the tribe for a brief history. Sections: Northeast, Southeast, Plains, Great Basin, Plateau, Southwest, Northwest and California. Only the Northeast section is complete. Good

NAVAJO TIMES ONLINE                 NEW!
http://www.thenavajotimes.com/
The official site for the Navajo Times daily newspaper. Good

                                                                                                       

PETROGLYPHS AND ROCK PAINTINGS
http://www.execpc.com/~jcampbel/
Focuses on the rock art of the Native Americans in the southwest. Includes: Great Mural Paintings Baja California Sur; Basketmaker Fetish Heads; Ancestral Puebloan Flute Players; Basketmaker Gender Attributes; "Desecrated Panels"; Historic Navajo-Dine; Mancos Canyon System Rock Art and much more. Good

PHOTOGRAPHS OF THE DIN’E (NAVAJO)
http://www.csulb.edu/projects/ais/dine.html
Photographs from the 1970s of Navajo in Arizona. Each is captioned and some have additional information. Click on the photo to enlarge. Good

PIMA INDIAN LEGENDS
http://www.uapress.arizona.edu/samples/sam423.htm
A book excerpt telling the Pima tale The Legend of Eagleman . Good

POWERFUL SYMBOLS: HONORING ANIMAL SPIRITS             NEW!
http://www.powersource.com/gallery/objects/default.html
""What does the symbol of a bear, a whale, a wolf, ..... mean?" Each picture or listing provides a starting place in understanding the possible symbolism of each of nature's creations. Tribal legends or stories have been added to many of the animals."
Good

POWHATAN RENAPE NATION (NEW JERSEY)                
http://www.powhatan.org/
Information on the Powhatan Renape Nation in Burlington County. Includes the history of the tribe, Pocahontas Myth, and FAQs. Good

PUEBLO INDIAN WATERCOLORS             NEW!
http://americanart.si.edu/education/guides/pueblo/index.cfm
"This guide will help your students learn to interpret images and understand how images represent meanings. All examples are from the Pueblo Indian watercolor collection of the Smithsonian American Art Museum. The direct forms and clear colors of these expressive watercolors will introduce students to the wealth of ceremonial and social customs of the Pueblo Indians of the Southwest. Students will explore the meaning of ceremonies and celebrations—dances, weddings, birthdays, etc
."
Good

THE RED ROAD – A PATHWAY INTO NATIVE AMERICAN LITERATURE
http://home.earthlink.net/~jandsgordon/
A collection of essays and poems by Native Americans. Good

RESERVATION X             NEW!
http://www.nmai.si.edu/exhibitions/reservation_x/indexfl.htm
An online exhibit of the National Museum of the American Indian. Seven Native artists examine the ideas of community and identity. Good

SOUTHWESTERN UNITED STATES ROCK ART GALLERY         NEW!
http://net.indra.com/~dheyser/rockart.html
A collection of photos of rock art. Sections: Anasazi, Barrier Canyon, Fremont, Handprints, and Assorted. There is a description of each. Good

SPIDER WOMAN STORIES
http://www.uapress.arizona.edu/samples/sam324.htm
A book except telling the Hopi story The Children and the Hummingbird. Good

STONES UNTURNED – NATIVE AMERICAN ARTIFACTS             NEW!
http://www.civilization.ca/aborig/stones/engfrm.htm
"The CMC's collections are especially rich in cultural artifacts created by many generations of Canada's First Nations. The CMC Web site offers a unique opportunity to access a sample of these artifacts illustrating their diversity, ingenuity and beauty.
Given the limited scope of this project, only a small selection of artifacts can be viewed. They are representative of three subject areas: clothing; musical instruments; toys and games. Items have been selected from many regions of Canada, although not all groups could be represented at this stage."
Sections: Native Groups, Clothing, Toys and Musical Instruments. Good

UNDERSTANDING PREJUDICE: TEST YOUR NATIVE IQ             NEW!
http://www.understandingprejudice.org/nativeiq/
A test of a person’s prejudice and stereotyped views of Native Americans. Good

                                                                                                           

U.S. INDIAN TRIBES – INDEX BY STATE
http://www.kstrom.net/isk/maps/tribesbystate.html
An index of Indian tribes in the United States. Includes web pages, contact information, maps and more. Good

VIRGINIA’S INDIANS – PAST AND PRESENT
http://falcon.jmu.edu/~ramseyil/vaindians.htm
Information on the large number of Indian tribes in the Virginia area. The links go to various sources with information on each tribe. Good

WAMPUM – NATIVE AMERICAN BEADWORK
http://www.kstrom.net/isk/art/beads/wampum.html
Information on how Native American beadwork was used to create wampum which recorded agreements. The kinds of beads used reflected the kind of agreement or treaties. Good

WAVE EATERS: NATIVE WATERCRAFT IN CANADA             NEW!
http://www.civilization.ca/aborig/watercraft/wainteng.html

"Watercraft have long played a vital role in the cultures of most First Peoples in Canada. Indian and Inuit boat builders have produced many varieties of wooden dugout, bark canoe and skin boat, each designed for specific purposes and particular conditions. This selection of Native watercraft from the Canadian Museum of Civilization’s collections highlights the creativity and skill of Indian and Inuit boat builders."
Good

WHERE LAND AND SEA MEET – THE ART OF GORDON MILLER AND BILL HOLM         NEW!
http://www.civilization.ca/aborig/nwca/nwca01e.html
Artworks about the Northwest Coast Native villages and people. Sections: THEMES: Villages, Ceremonies, Costume, Spirits of Nature, Seafaring and Encounters; PEOPLES: Tlingit, Tsimshian, Haida, Nuxalk, Kwakawaka’wakw, Nuu-chah-nulth, and Salish. Good

WHITE BUFFALO CALF WOMAN BRINGS THE FIRST PIPE
http://www.kstrom.net/isk/arvol/buffpipe.html
The story of the prophecy concerning a white buffalo calf and the events the birth of the calf will bring about. (Note: A white buffalo calf was born in 1994, which many believe fulfills the prophecy). Good

WWW VIRTUAL LIBRARY – AMERICAN INDIANS
http://www.hanksville.org/NAresources/
A gateway site to a large number of Native American resources. Sections include: Artists, Nations, Archeology, and more. Good

                                                                                                                   

LESSON PLANS & CLASSROOM ACTIVITIES

ALASKA NATIVE STORIES: USING NARRATIVE TO INTRODUCE EXPOSITORY TEXT – LESSON PLAN    NEW!
http://www.readwritethink.org/lessons/lesson_view.asp?id=129
A lesson plan for grades 3-5 on Alaska Native stories. "This lesson uses traditional stories of the Native peoples (i.e., narrative text) to introduce students to the study of animals in Alaska (i.e., expository text). Students use the Internet to listen to a Yu'pik tale told by John Active, a Native person living in Alaska. They also use online resources to find facts about animals in Alaska. Students compare and contrast the two types of text in terms of fiction and nonfiction. The narrative stories provide students with a context to begin studying a content area topic, and thus, this lesson emphasizes the integration of curriculum." Excellent

ANISHINABE – OJIBWE – CHIPPEWA: CULTURE OF AN INDIAN NATION         NEW!
http://www.edsitement.neh.gov/view_lesson_plan.asp?id=369
Three lesson plans for grades 3-5 on three Native cultures. "While this lesson focuses on the history and culture of the Anishinabe/Ojibwe people, you can adapt the activities to a Native American tribe that has played an historical or contemporary role in your school's region or community. A related EDSITEment lesson for grades 3-5 is Not "Indians", Many Tribes: Native American Diversity, which studies the interaction between environment and culture for the Abenaki, Hopi, and Kwakiutl Nations." Excellent

ARTFUL TECHNOLOGY: PRESERVING ART AS A RECORD OF THE TIMES: A LESSON FOR THE ART OR ART HISTORY CLASSROOM – LESSON PLAN
http://www.nytimes.com/learning/teachers/lessons/19981001thursday.html?searchpv=learning_lessons

A lesson plan for grades 6-12 on Native American art. "Students will examine and discuss examples of Native American art. They will speculate about when and where the works were created and by whom, and discuss the distinctive features and styles of the works. Students will then read the article 'Fading Indian Rock Art Saved, at least in Database' and discuss its contents. After viewing and discussing in class examples of works of art from a variety of periods and places, students will choose a particular time and place on which to conduct research about the relationship between art and society. After students have conducted their research (as homework or during subsequent class periods), they will make presentations to the class." Excellent

THE BATTLE OF HONEY SPRINGS: THE CIVIL WAR COMES TO THE INDIAN TERRITORY – TEACHING WITH HISTORIC PLACES LESSON PLAN                 NEW!
http://www.cr.nps.gov/nr/twhp/wwwlps/lessons/68honey/68honey.htm
A lesson plan for 5th-12th grade Civil War studies. "The Battle of Honey Springs is important because of its setting in the rolling prairie of what is now eastern Oklahoma, versus the famed theaters of the East. Also significant were the divided Native Americans who fought and died there for both the North and South. The Battle of Honey Springs illustrates how the most destructive conflict in American history moved into what was then Indian Territory and into the lives of its residents who fought to preserve their way of life." Sections: Getting Started: Inquiry Questions; Setting the Stage: Historical Context; Locating the Site: Maps; Determining the Facts: Readings; Visual Evidence: Images; Putting It All Together: Activities and Supplementary Resources. Excellent

BATTLING FOR LIBERTY: TECUMSEH’S AND PATRICK HENRY’S LANGUAGE OF RESISTANCE – LESSON PLAN
http://www.readwritethink.org/lessons/lesson_view.asp?id=72
A lesson plan for grades 6-8 on the language of resistance comparing Patrick Henry’s Give Me Liberty speech with Tecumseh’s Sell a Country? speech. "This lesson extends the study of Patrick Henry's "Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death" speech to demonstrate the ways Native Americans also resisted oppression through rhetoric. By examining two speeches by Chief Tecumseh of the Shawnee alongside Henry's speech, students develop a new respect for the Native Americans' politically effective and poetic use of language." Excellent

BREATHING NEW LIFE INTO OLD TRADITIONS – EXAMINING NATIVE AMERICAN CULTURES AND THEIR CEREMONIES IN THE SOCIAL STUDIES CLASSROOM – A LESSON PLAN
http://www.nytimes.com/learning/teachers/lessons/19990120wednesday.html?searchpv=learning_lessons
A lesson plan for grades 6-12 on the role of ceremonies in Native American cultures with a lesson focus on the Inuit. "In this lesson, students investigate the role of ceremonies and other traditions of Native American cultures by first examining the Inuit culture. Students then research various Native American nations, focusing on religion, daily life, ceremonies, and current existence of the nations, and create posters that visually depict their research." Excellent

CREATE YOUR OWN NATIVE AMERICAN BOARD GAME – LESSON PLAN         NEW!
http://school.discovery.com/lessonplans/programs/nativeamericans/index.html
A lesson plan for grades 4-5 on Native Americans. "Students will:
1. discuss how games reflect a culture’s beliefs, priorities, and aspects of everyday life;
2. learn about a few games and toys of Native American children; and
3. analyze basic elements of a selected Native American tribe in order to apply them to the creation of an original board game that can be played by today’s children."
Excellent

DECLARATIONS OF INDEPENDENCE: EXPLORING AMERICAN INDIANS RIGHT TO SELF-GOVERNANCE – LESSON PLAN
                                                                                                                                        NEW!         
http://www.nytimes.com/learning/teachers/lessons/20021125monday.html?searchpv=learning_lessons
A lesson plan on Native Americans for grades 6-12. "In this lesson, students will examine what they know about American Indians past and present, then research key issues facing American Indian tribes today. To synthesize their learning, students will write letters taking the perspective of an American Indian examining questions of tribe recognition." Excellent

EXPLORING NATIVE AMERICAN AND PURITAN CULTURES – UNIT             NEW!
http://artsedge.kennedy-center.org/content/2442/
"Through literature and art, students learn about the similarities and differences between the Puritan and Native American perspectives of nature, God, and the individual."
For grades 9-12. Lessons: Native American Poetry and Sand Paintings, Learning About the Archetypal Journey, and Jonathan Edwards and Theology. Excellent

HOOP DREAMS – MEETING "BARRIER BREAKERS" IN THE WORLD OF SPORTS – LESSON PLAN
http://www.nytimes.com/learning/teachers/lessons/20010618monday.html?searchpv=learning_lessons
A lesson plan for grades 9-12 on attitudes toward Native Americans in sports. "In this lesson, students learn about athletes who broke racial, ethnic and gender barriers in their sports. They then craft responses, from the perspectives of these athletes, to a New York Times article about bias that exists against Native American athletes." Excellent

IF THESE OBJECTS COULD TALK: EXPLORING AMERICAN INDIAN ART THROUGH CREATIVE WRITING – LESSON PLAN
http://www.nytimes.com/learning/teachers/lessons/20040820friday.html?searchpv=learning_lessons
A lesson plan for grades 6-12 on Native American art. "In this lesson, students consider American Indian art and the Smithsonian Institute's newest tribute to this culture. They then study various American Indian artifacts through an artistic lens and write creative pieces from the perspective of these artifacts." Excellent

INDIAN BOARDING SCHOOLS: CIVILIZING THE NATIVE SPIRIT – LESSON PLANS          NEW!
http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/ndlpedu/lessons/01/indian/index.html
A group of 10 lesson plans for grades 6-9 on the boarding schools where Indian children were sent to integrate them into the white culture. "In the late 1800s, the United States supported an educational experiment that the government hoped would change the traditions and customs of American Indians. Special boarding schools were created in locations all over the United States with the purpose of "civilizing" American Indian youth . Thousands of Native American children were sent far from their homes to live in these schools and learn the ways of white culture. Many struggled with loneliness and fear away from their tribal homes and familiar customs.  Some lost their lives to the influenza, tuberculosis, and measles outbreaks that spread quickly through the schools. Others thrived despite the hardships, formed lifelong friendships, and preserved their Indian identities.
Through photographs, letters, reports, interviews, and other primary documents, students explore the forced acculturation of American Indians through government-run boarding schools."
Includes an extensive Teacher’s Guide. Excellent

INTERPRETING ROCK ART OF THE ANASAZI – LESSON PLAN
http://www.nationalgeographic.com/xpeditions/lessons/12/gk2/rockart.html
A lesson plan for grades K-2 on interpreting the rock art of the Anasazi of the Southwest. "Students are introduced to the ancient Anasazi people through samples of rock art preserved in the public lands of the Four Corners region. The national parks, which protect this land from vandalism and neglect, serve as a showcase for this Native American rock art. By studying these archaeological remains, students will understand more about the history and culture of these ancient pueblo farmers." Excellent

LESSON PLANS ON NATIVE AMERICANS
http://members.aol.com/MrDonnGeo/NativeAmerican.html#Top
A long list of lesson plans on Native Americans. Excellent

LEWIS AND CLARK: NATIVE AMERICAN CONTRIBUTIONS – LESSON PLAN
http://www.nationalgeographic.com/xpeditions/lessons/15/g68/contributions.html
A lesson plan for grades 6-8 on the Native American contributions to the Lewis and Clark Expedition. "The Lewis and Clark Expedition faced many difficult challenges, due primarily to the group's lack of knowledge about the geography of the area through which they traveled. In large measure, the expedition succeeded because Native Americans generously shared their knowledge and resources. In this lesson, students will learn about specific instances in which Native Americans helped the expedition overcome obstacles." Excellent

LIFE OF A NAVAJO WEAVER – LESSON PLAN
http://artsedge.kennedy-center.org/content/2380/
A lesson plan for grades K-4 on Navajo weaving. "This unit for grades K-5 (including lessons for K-2 and 3-5 respectively) introduces students to Native Americans and various aspects of Native American weavings. Emphasis will be placed on Navajo loom weavings. Students will explore various ways of relating the weaving pattern to dance movement. The multicultural approach of these lessons will help students gain an appreciation for other cultures while developing an understanding of the interrelatedness of dance to various aspects of life. Students will have the opportunity to develop technical, creative and performance abilities." Excellent

LIFE ON THE GREAT PLAINS – LESSON PLAN                 NEW!
http://edsitement.neh.gov/view_lesson_plan.asp?ID=265
A 4-part lesson on life on the Great Plains. "In this four-part lesson, students examine the concept of geographic region by exploring the history of the Great Plains. In Part I, students gather information about the location and environment of the Great Plains in order to produce a map outlining the region in formal terms. In Part II, students examine how the region has been mapped at different stages in U. S. history and create informational brochures which reflect the changes the maps mark in the functional definitions of the Great Plains. In Part III, students compare descriptions of the region, from the time of the Spanish conquistadors to the early 20th century, and write their own descriptions based on these models in order to gauge how changing perceptual definitions of a region reshape its identity and its relationship to human life. Finally, in Part IV, students compare images of two cultures that made their homes on the Great Plains, Native Americans and "sodbusters," and summarize their distinct ways of life and the distinctive regional identity each brought to the Great Plains by writing imaginary letters from a Native American and a sodbuster homesick for the land they have left behind." Excellent

A LISTENING DOLL – LESSON PLAN
http://artsedge.kennedy-center.org/content/2202/
A lesson plan for grades K-4 on Native American storytelling. "Students discuss the process of storytelling and listening to stories. Then, they create a listening doll in the tradition of the Native American storyteller dolls." Excellent

MAKE A WAMPUM BELT – LESSON PLAN
http://artsedge.kennedy-center.org/content/2117/
A lesson plan for 4th grade students. "Using plastic straws and beads, students will make a wampum belt and write a short story or legend on the significance of the design on their belt. The class will discuss Native American tribes and their culture, including the barter system of economics." Excellent

MAPS OF INDIAN TERRITORY, THE DAWES ACT AND WILLIAM ROGERS ENROLLMENT CASE FILE – TEACHING WITH DOCUMENTS – LESSON PLAN                 NEW!
http://www.archives.gov/education/lessons/fed-indian-policy/
A lesson plan from the National Archives dealing with Indian policy from 1870 to 1900 in which assimilation was emphasized. Excellent

MOCCASINS ARE MADE FOR DANCING – LESSON PLAN
 http://artsedge.kennedy-enter.org/content/3396/
A lesson plan for grades 5-8 on Native American dances. " Students will read either of Tomie DePaola’s versions of two Native American legends: The Legend of the Bluebonnet or The Legend of the Indian Paintbrush. After learning basic dance movements, they will create a dance for the legend they read. They will also write about the dance for this legend." Excellent

NATIVE AMERICAN CHANTS AND EXPRESSIVE MOVEMENT – LESSON PLAN
http://artsedge.kennedy-center.org/teaching_materials/curricula/curriculum.cfm?curriculum_id=416&mode=overview
A lesson plan for grades 3-4. "This lesson will challenge students to create expressive movements inspired by traditional Native American chants and poetry. Background information on Native American tribes and their music and oral traditions will precede the reading of the chants and the creation of movement." Excellent

NATIVE AMERICAN LESSON PLANS, PRINTABLES AND ACTIVITIES FROM PROTEACHER
http://www.proteacher.com/090018.shtml
Links to lesson plans, printables and classroom activities focusing on Native Americans. Excellent

NATIVE AMERICAN POETRY AND SAND PAINTINGS – LESSON PLAN
http://artsedge.kennedy-center.org/teaching_materials/curricula/curriculum.cfm?curriculum_id=333&mode=overview
A lesson plan for grades 10-12 in which students learn about the relationship between Native Americans, nature and their art. "Students will read Native American poems from different traditions, and they will construct a sand painting that reflects an understanding of the relationship between a deity, nature, and the individual. They will also explain the meaning and the artistic method of their work, in the form of a short expository essay." Excellent

NATIVE AMERICAN THEME UNIT
http://www.libsci.sc.edu/miller/Native.htm
A unit for primary students introducing various Native American tribes. Excellent

NATIVE AMERICANS – LESSON PLAN
http://www.eduref.org/cgi-bin/printlessons.cgi/Virtual/Lessons/Interdisciplinary/INT0118.html
A lesson plan for grades 5-12 on Native Americans. "Students select a Native American nation and research its culture. Students then complete a variety of on-line and off-line activities using the results of their research. All required links are provided for students, and there is a wealth of guidance and resources provided for teacher use." Excellent

NATIVE AMERICAN CULTURES ACROSS THE U.S. – LESSON PLAN
http://edsitement.neh.gov/view_lesson_plan.asp?id=347
A lesson plan for grades K-2. "How are American Indians represented in today's society? What objects and practices do we associate with Indian culture? What are some actual customs and traditions of specific Native American groups? What are some cultural traditions and customs that have changed over the centuries? Which ones have continued into the present? Excellent

NATIVE AMERICAN HISTORY – LESSON PLAN                 NEW!
http://school.discovery.com/lessonplans/programs/howthewestwaslost/
A lesson plan for grades 9-12. "Students will understand the following: 1. Chief Joseph was well educated and articulate in English. 2. Chief Joseph tried to break white people’s stereotypes about Native Americans." Excellent

NATIVE AMERICAN STORYTELLING – LESSON PLAN
http://www.thirteen.org/edonline/lessons/native_story/index.html
A lesson plan for grades 4-5 on Native American storytelling in which students will research a Native American legend and present it in a format of their choice. Includes a teacher’s guide with links to the legends. Excellent

NAVAJO WEAVING – LESSON PLAN                     NEW!
http://artsedge.kennedy-center.org/content/2377/
A lesson plan for grades K-4 on creating dances based on Navajo weavings. "Through teacher-guided reading and discussion of Ten Little Rabbits, dance and hands-on activities students will explore various aspects of Native American cultures and Navajo weavings. Using the patterns on the Navajo Rugs, they will devise dance patterns. Students will also create and perform a traveling pattern based on Navajo weavings." Excellent

NOT "INDIANS", MANY TRIBES: NATIVE AMERICAN DIVERSITY – LESSON PLAN
http://edsitement.neh.gov/view_lesson_plan.asp?id=324
A lesson plan for grades 3-5 on Native Americans. "What comes to mind for your students when they think of "Indians" or "Native Americans"? In this unit, students will heighten their awareness of Native American diversity as they learn about three vastly different Native groups in a game-like activity using archival documents such as vintage photographs, traditional stories, photos of artifacts, and recipes. One factor influencing Native American diversity is environment. Help your students study the interaction between environment and culture." Excellent

ONE STATE, MANY NATIONS – LESSON PLANS                 NEW!
http://www.pbs4549.org/onestate/lessons.htm
A collection of lesson plans on the Native Americans in Ohio. There are at least 18lesson plans here and most are adaptable for several grade levels and locations, not just in Ohio. Excellent

PICTURING A NATION: NATIVE AMERICANS AND VISUAL REPRESENTATION – INTERNET ACTIVITY
http://historymatters.gmu.edu/d/54/
A classroom activity focusing on interpretations of Native American cultures. "In this activity you will examine and explore images of Native American culture and history. Many of the images are found in private archival collections or public museums located across the United States. Drawing from the resources found on two sites, you will construct a visual essay that illustrates the Native American experience and helps you to think about how Native American expressive culture is interpreted and what features of Native culture are uniquely "American."" Excellent

PLAINS INDIANS AND PICTOGRAPHS – LESSON PLAN
http://www.eduref.org/cgi-bin/printlessons.cgi/Virtual/Lessons/Arts/Visual_Arts/ARA0207.html
A lesson plan for grades 2-5 on pictographs. "Students will learn about Native American pictographs and design their own pictograph stories on imitation buffalo hide." Excellent

PROJECT WILLOW: UNDERSTANDING NATIVE AMERICAN CULTURES THROUGH ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION – CURRICULUM UNIT
http://www.unr.edu/nnap/PW/pw_main.htm
"This curriculum was designed to introduce fourth graders to basic environmental science concepts from the perspective of the Washoe Indians. It traces Washoe encounters with the local environment in both traditional and modern times.
The curriculum moves through the three seasons of ancient Washoe life, pausing at points along the way to explore the Washoe culture and provide students with a general picture of traditional Washoe life. The unit concludes by examining the effect of Euro-American settlement on Washoe lands. The connection of the Washoe culture with the natural environment is explored, along with how the loss of traditional lands has had a profound effect on the Washoe as a people."
Note: Click on Washoe Culture, the Curriculum section has the detailed lessons. Excellent

RESERVATION CONTROVERSIES – THEN AND NOW – LESSON PLANS             NEW!
http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/ndlpedu/lessons/97/reservation/teacher.html
"Reservation Controversies Then and Now covers historic issues dealing with American Indian Reservations in the 1870s and also in the present. It is divided into two sections with separate "scenarios" for the students. 
This is a two part experience using Problem Based Learning (PBL), in which the student is confronted or faced with two different, but related real world problems which have no preconceived right or wrong answers.
Using various teaching/learning strategies, which include brainstorming, role playing, and oral presentations, the students access primary sources and other background sources to arrive at a recommendation, based on the information. The teacher, librarian, and other support staff act as guides or advisors through most of the process.
The Objectives and related information on this two-part unit are available here."
Designed for grades 8-12. Excellent

SIOUX TREATY OF 1868: TEACHING WITH DOCUMENTS LESSON PLAN                 NEW URL!
http://www.archives.gov/education/lessons/sioux-treaty/
A lesson plan from the National Archives using a copy of the Sioux Treaty of 1868 giving the Sioux exclusive use of the Black Hills area and how the treaty was violated. Excellent

SURROUNDED BY BEAUTY – ARTS OF NATIVE AMERICA – CURRICULUM             NEW!
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 Websites section

TEACHING WITH HISTORIC PLACES: LESSON PLANS ON AMERICAN INDIAN HISTORY     NEW!
http://www.cr.nps.gov/nr/twhp/topic.htm#indian
A collection of lesson plans using historic sites as a basis for 10 lesson plans dealing with American Indians. (See THE BATTLE OF HONEY SPRINGS). Outstanding. Excellent

THE 13 MOONS OF THE WSANEC                 NEW!
http://www.racerocks.com/racerock/firstnations/13moons/13moons.htm
"This activity was designed for students in grades 4-7. The hands-on interdisciplinary approach of the activity have been designed to provoke a healthy curiosity and appreciation for universal concepts, the similarities and differences between cultures, and the value of our environment. Teachers are encouraged to take, change and play with the ideas in order to meet the diverse needs of their students and teaching situation"
Sections: Introduction, Calendars, Coast Salish First Nation, 13 Moons Student Worksheet, Vocabulary Builder, Assessment Rubric, List of the 13 Moons of Wsanec, Links Page and First Nations Page. Excellent

                                                                                               

TRACKING THE BUFFALO – STORIES FROM A BUFFALO HIDE PAINTING – CLASSROOM ACTIVITIES
                                                                                                            NEW!
http://americanhistory.si.edu/kids/buffalo/index.html
A collection of activities for elementary students on interpreting Native American history through a painted buffalo hide. "For centuries, the American bison--commonly called the buffalo--has been revered by various Native American peoples. The buffalo still plays a central role in many American Indian cultures. Stories passed from generation to generation--by spoken word and by pictures painted on animal hides--record the history of American Indians and the buffalo." Sections: What Story Does It Tell?, What Can You Make from a Buffalo?, Background Information, Teacher Activities, and Read More About It. Excellent

TRADITIONS AND LANGUAGES OF THREE NATIVE CULTURES: TLINGIT, LAKOTA & CHEROKEE – LESSON PLAN                                             NEW!
http://www.edsitement.neh.gov/view_lesson_plan.asp?id=378
Four lesson plans for K-2 on three native cultures. "An opening activity in Lesson 1 will introduce the concept of traditions. In the second lesson, students will learn about the environment and lifestyle of the Tlingit of the Pacific Northwest. They will hear a story based upon Tlingit folklore and make a list of words closely related to Tlingit culture. Then, by accessing an online dictionary, they will learn how to say the words in the language of the Tlingit. In the third lesson, students will learn about the Lakota of the Great Plains and hear a story about this native culture. They will access an online dictionary of Lakota words and find the translations of a list of key English words, which they will record on a chart. They will then work together to make up their own sentences in Lakota.
The fourth lesson focuses upon the Cherokee of the Southeast Woodlands. After learning about this culture and hearing a story relating to it, the students will access an online dictionary of Cherokee words. They will add the Cherokee equivalents of the English and Lakota words to their charts. They will then learn about Sequoyia, the inventor of the Cherokee alphabet. In the final lesson, the students will compare the three native cultures they have studied and discuss why it is important to maintain their traditions and languages."
Excellent

TRAILS OF UNDERSTANDING: THE EARLIEST IMMIGRANTS – LESSON PLAN         NEW!
http://school.discovery.com/lessonplans/programs/earliestimmigrants/
A lesson plan on the earliest inhabitants of North America for grades 6-8. "Students will understand the following: 1. The traditional and modern theories about the origins of the first inhabitants of North America. 2. The lifestyles and survival strategies of Native Americans who lived long ago in the students’ own geographical area. 3. The manner in which evolving modern theories of human migration are changing the way we look at history and cultivating awareness of racial and cultural stereotypes." Excellent

WE WERE HERE FIRST: EXPLORING THE INDIGENOUS PEOPLES OF THE UNITED STATES – LESSON PLAN                                 NEW!
http://www.nytimes.com/learning/teachers/lessons/20050718monday.html?searchpv=learning_lessons
A lesson plan on Native Americans for grades 6-12. "In this lesson, students will explore the legal and historical experience of native peoples living in the United States." Excellent

WHAT SHOULD A HOUSE DO? – LESSON PLAN
http://edsitement.neh.gov/view_lesson_plan.asp?id=341
A lesson plan for grades K-2 comparing Native American and European settlers’ houses. "In this unit, students will look closely at the design, construction and materials of at least one Native American house and one house built by European settlers. Students will also think about their own homes — and even their dream homes — to begin to understand why houses are designed the way they are, and to appreciate what is essential and what is desirable in any house." Excellent

                                                                                                               

WHERE DOES HISTORY STAND ON THE LAST STAND? RE-EXAMINING THE BATTLE OF LITTLE BIGHORN– LESSON PLANhttp://www.nytimes.com/learning/teachers/lessons/20010702monday.html?searchpv=learning_lessons
A lesson plan for grades 6-12 on Native Americans. "In this lesson, students examine the Battle of Little Bighorn and its impact on United States and Native American culture through reading current and historic New York Times articles and by creating a research-based exhibit about this historic event." Excellent

WHOSE RITE IS IT? – EXPLORING NATIVE AMERICAN AND WILDLIFE PROTECTION LAW – LESSON PLAN
http://www.nytimes.com/learning/teachers/lessons/20001120monday.html?searchpv=learning_lessons
A lesson plan for grades 6-12. "In this lesson, students explore and debate, from multiple perspectives, a petition to allow Hopi Indians to take golden eagle hatchlings from a federal wildlife sanctuary for use in a religious ceremony". Excellent

WRITING MYTHS – LESSON PLAN
http://artsedge.kennedy-center.org/content/2231/
A lesson plan for grades 5-8 on myths. "How can myths help to explain nature and science? Students will explore these themes in this lesson. Students will read a Native American myth entitled "Giants and Mosquitos." They will then analyze the myth and relate it to other creation myths and their own experiences. Afterwards, they will write their own original myth using the writing process." Excellent

THE BILL OF RIGHTS IN ACTION: THE KENNEWICK CONTROVERSIES – CLASSROOM ACTIVITY NEW!
http://www.crf-usa.org/bria/bria14_1.html#kennewick
Read the background information on the controversy over "Kennewick Man" and do the activity. Very Good

BROTHER EAGLE, SISTER SKY – LESSON PLAN             NEW!
http://accelerateu.org/resources/LEOs/print_leo.cfm?leo_id=1886
A lesson plan for elementary students on Native American beliefs. "Students will listen to "Brother Eagle, Sister Sky", an Iroquois legend. They will explain the Native American belief about how and why animals were put on earth and the interdependence between people and nature."   Very Good

EXPLORING NATIVE AMERICANS INTERNET HUNT
http://homepage.mac.com/cohora/ext/na.html
Use the links provided to answer the questions about Native Americans. Be sure to check out the links at the bottom, too. Very Good

NATIVE AMERICAN INTERDISCIPLINARY EDUCATIONAL UNIT
http://www.eduref.org/cgi-bin/printlessons.cgi/Virtual/Lessons/Interdisciplinary/INT0046.html
A unit of study for grades 2-4 on Native Americans. "The students will learn about another race of people and their culture, lifestyle and about the many different and important contributions they have made to benefit the American people." Very Good

NATIVE AMERICANS CURRICULUM UNIT                 NEW!
http://www.beaconlearningcenter.com/unitplan/2973.htm
A unit on Native Americans with a 14 day lesson unit plus supplemental materials. Very Good

NATIVE AMERICANS TODAY – LESSON PLAN
http://www.readwritethink.org/lessons/lesson_view.asp?id=63
A lesson plan for grades 3-5 on using reading and the Internet to improve students’ understanding of Native American cultures. "Many people think that Native Americans are a vanished people—that they do not exist in the present day. Using this lesson plan, teachers can use photo essays to introduce students to Native children and their families, thereby countering the idea that Native people no longer exist." Very Good

OUTSTANDING NATIVE AMERICANS INTERNET HUNT
http://homepage.mac.com/cohora/ext/nap.html
Use the links provided to answer the questions about Native Americans. Be sure to check out the links at the bottom, too. Very Good

USING PICTURES TO COMPARE LIFESTYLES OF NATIVE AMERICANS PAST AND PRESENT     NEW!
http://www.ncrtec.org/tl/camp/native/native1.htm
A group of activities for grades 4-6 comparing the lifestyles of Native Americans in the past and today. Note: The lessons don’t provide the pictures but do provide links where some can be found. Very Good

YELLOWSTONE: NATIVE AMERICAN MYTHS – LESSON PLAN         NEW!
http://www.pbs.org/edens/yellowstone/teach2.html
A lesson plan for grades 4-6 on Native American myths. "Imagine what Native Americans must have thought when they first saw the park's geysers, mudpots, and hot springs! As in other cultures, Native American culture is rich in myths and legends that were used to explain natural phenomena that they didn't understand. The most common myths are the creation myths, that tell a story to explain how the earth was formed. Others include explanations about the sun, moon, constellations, animals, seasons, and weather. In this lesson, students will review some of these myths and then write their own myths to explain how the geologic features of Yellowstone came to be." Very Good

AMERICAN INDIAN LEATHER PAINTING – LESSON PLAN http://www.eduref.org/cgi-bin/printlessons.cgi/Virtual/Lessons/Social_Studies/US_History/USH0048.html
A lesson plan for grades 5-6 on Native American painting. "Students will use paper bags to create stories that resemble old Indian leather paintings. " Good

AMERICAN INDIAN SCAVENGER HUNT – CLASSROOM ACTIVITY             NEW!
http://webtech.kennesaw.edu/abennett/shunt.htm
An online scavenger hunt on Native Americans for 3rd grade students. Good

ANASAZI INDIANS – LESSON PLAN                 NEW!
http://curry.edschool.virginia.edu/go/edis771/98webquests/student/ssharonreynolds/lessonplan.html
A lesson plan for 6th grade students on the Anasazi. Good

BISON AND THE PLAINS INDIAN CURRICULUM                 NEW!
http://www.wildlifeart.org/Education/Bison/Bison.cfm?Templ=BisonMain
A curriculum on the relationship between bison and the Plains Indians. A downloadable curriculum with four lesson plans. Sections: Teacher Info/Timeline, Table of Contents, Downloadable Curriculum, and Exhibit. No grade level given but for middle school and up. Good

BUFFALO HIDES – LESSON PLAN                 NEW!
http://www.dickblick.com/multicultural/buffalohides/
A lesson plan for 2nd grade students using dark brown paper to create Native American "buffalo hides". Good

DWELLINGS OF THE 5 MAJOR NATIVE AMERICAN TRIBES IN UTAH – LESSON PLAN     NEW!
http://www.uen.org/Lessonplan/preview.cgi?LPid=1069
A lesson plan for 4th grade students on Native American dwellings. "Students will create a diorama showing at least one type of dwelling used by the 5 Native American Tribes of Utah." Note: This lesson can be adapted for any group of Native American tribes. Good

EXPLORING NATIVE AMERICANS INTERNET HUNT             NEW!
http://homepage.mac.com/cohora/ext/na.html
An online hunt for information on Native Americans for primary students. Good

FOLLOWING THE PATH OF THE DAKOTA CONFLICT OF 1862 – LESSON PLAN     NEW!
http://www.eduref.org/cgi-bin/printlessons.cgi/Virtual/Lessons/Social_Studies/History/HIS0015.html
A lesson plan for grades 4-6. "This lesson plan will cover approximately one month in which students will be learning about the geography and history of the Dakota Conflict of 1862. Many students living in Minnesota never realize the historical importance of the state, let alone the vital role the state played in developing the frontier of the United States. The Dakota Conflict of 1862 marked the beginning of several wars between the native Americans and the European settlers. This occurred in our backyard of the Minnesota River Valley. By locating and mapping historically significant sites along the Minnesota River, the students will understand the importance of the Dakota Conflict of 1862." Good

FROM SEA TO SHINING SEA – LESSON PLAN             NEW!
http://www.eduref.org/cgi-bin/printlessons.cgi/Virtual/Lessons/Social_Studies/US_History/USH0035.html
A lesson plan for grades 7-12 on the effect of westward expansion on Native American cultures. "Students are engaged in a study of the colonization and westward expansion of the United States; noting the impact of the westward migration upon the lifestyle(s) of Native Americans, and upon the natural environment(s)." Good

THE INDIAN REMOVAL ACT – LESSON PLAN                 NEW!
http://www.digitalhistory.uh.edu/historyonline/lesson_plans_display.cfm?lessonID=26
A lesson plan for high school students on the Indian Removal Act. "Students act as journalists reporting on the Indian Removal Act. They visit designated web sites and write factual articles about the developments." Good

ISSUES FOR NATIVE AMERICANS – A PROBLEM-BASED INTERNET ACTIVITY    NEW!
http://homepage.mac.com/cohora/pbl/na/naiss.html
Students choose issues for Native Americans and create a web page about the issue. Good

NATIVE AMERICAN BURLAP WEAVING – LESSON PLAN                 NEW!
http://www.dickblick.com/multicultural/burlapweaving/
A lesson plan for creating a Native American weaving using beads and burlap. Aimed for 3rd grade students. Good

NATIVE AMERICAN COIL POTS – LESSON PLAN             NEW!
http://www.dickblick.com/multicultural/coilpots/
A lesson plan for creating coil pots from clay for 2nd grade classes. Good

NATIVE AMERICAN INTERDISCIPLINARY EDUCATIONAL UNIT                 NEW!
http://www.eduref.org/cgi-bin/printlessons.cgi/Virtual/Lessons/Interdisciplinary/INT0046.html
Lesson plans for grades 2-4 on Native Americans. "The purpose to this unit and activities is to motivate and to make learning fun and interesting, while covering most subjects and concepts required by the district's curriculum. This unit can be taught at any time of the school year. I've done it in October and ending it at Thanksgiving, when the parents join us for a Thanksgiving dinner, and also in January and ending it at the end of February or the middle of March where we culminate it with a play for the parents, community and student body." It gives activity suggestions but does not provide the study materials. Good

NATIVE AMERICAN KINDERCRAFTS
http://www.enchantedlearning.com/crafts/indian/
Craft activities for primary students on Native Americans. Examples: Rainstick, Dream Catcher, Rattle, Kachina Doll and more. Good

NATIVE AMERICAN HISTORY CROSSWORD PUZZLE
http://www.nytimes.com/learning/teachers/xwords/19991001.html
A crossword puzzle to do online or print out on Native American History. Good

NATIVE AMERICAN THEMATIC UNIT                 NEW!
http://ted.coe.wayne.edu/sse/units/native.htm
A unit for upper elementary students on Native Americans. A collection of lesson plans using various books with Native American themes. Good

NAVAJO NEWS – LESSON PLAN             NEW!
http://www.eduref.org/cgi-in/printlessons.cgi/Virtual/Lessons/Social_Studies/US_History/USH0218.html
A lesson plan for grades 4-8 on the Navajo code talkers. "The Navajo, a peaceful people living mostly in Arizona and known more for their artistry in creating pottery and weaving blankets, were able to write down an oral vocabulary and use it to completely stymie the Japanese in the Pacific Islands where the Marines were fighting for control. In this unit, students will use the data that they have collected to write a newspaper article summarizing what they have learned and telling the story of these brave soldiers who have only recently been commended for their bravery." Good

SHELTER OF THE NATIVE AMERICAN TRIBES OF THE EASTERN WOODLAND REGIONS – LESSON PLAN
http://www.eduref.org/cgi-bin/printlessons.cgi/Virtual/Lessons/Social_Studies/US_History/USH0209.html
An Ask Eric lesson plan for grades 2-3 on shelters used by the Eastern Woodland Native American tribes. Good

TOTEM POLE – LESSON PLAN                 NEW!
http://www.eduref.org/cgi-bin/printlessons.cgi/Virtual/Lessons/Interdisciplinary/INT0143.html
A lesson plan for grades 3-5 in which students study the significance of totem poles and then create their own. Good

                                                                                                           

WEBQUESTS

THE ANASAZI AND THE SECRETS OF THE PETROGLYPHS WEBQUEST
http://www.brigantine.atlnet.org/GigapaletteGALLERY/websites/AnasaziWebQuest/index.htm
A webquest for grades 6-8 on the Anasazi. "Who were the Anasazi? What do we know about them? What do their strange rock art markings mean? For hundreds of years scientists, anthropologists and archaeologists have pondered these very same questions. Now, it is your turn to travel "back in time" and discover the answers to these questions and others as you "live" among the Anasazi. Can you decipher the meanings of the strange markings found on the cliffs and areas around the Anasazi settlements? Get ready to visit these remarkable people in the year 1250 A.D. You will be "relocated" to the Four Corners area of the Southwestern United States. What will you find? You and your exploration team will have three weeks to learn about this ancient American civilization." Outstanding. Excellent

THE FIRST AMERICANS – WEBQUEST                 NEW!
http://www.whps.org/school/duffy/Web_Quests/nativeamerican/newquest/
A webquest for 3rd grade students on Native Americans. "A new Native American museum is opening in town.  The museum is looking  for "student experts" to put together a new exhibit for Children's Day.  You have been asked to create an exhibit  to teach other children about Native American tribes.  It is your job to make sure that other children in town know that Native American tribes and their cultures were very different, depending on the region in which they lived." Excellent

A GATHERING OF CULTURES – NATIVE AMERICAN WEBQUEST
http://www.dist126.k12.il.us/powwow/
A webquest for 7th grade students on Native Americans. "You are a member of an Indian tribe.  Members of many tribes will be attending a special powwow. You have been asked to attend the ceremonies and you must complete a visual/oral presentation about a particular aspect of your Indian culture. In the spirit of the powwow you will be sharing what you have learned about your culture through artifacts and the stories of your people." Note: The description and wording for the webquest at this url is slightly different from the other one under this listing but it is basically the same quest. Excellent

MAHOPA WEBQUEST PROJECT             NEW URL!   2/06
http://www.cesa8.k12.wi.us/teares/math/it/webquests/Mahopa/index.htm
A webquest for elementary students on Native American cultures. "You are a janitor at a local public museum. You accidentally have cleaned and broken most of the displays of the Native American Culture Exhibit. It is 2:00 AM, and your supervisor will be coming in to work at 9:00 in the morning. With your seven hours, you decide to go to the Time Travel Exhibit and use the actual-working time machine to go back in time and recover all of the information you destroyed. Task You have accidentally destroyed five of the cultural components of the exhibit. You must recover information on the following culture areas: Shelter; Foodstuff; Clothing; Traditions; and Arts. You must find pictures and information, place them within a Microsoft Word document including a full report with graphics inserted. By pure coincidence, the project you destroyed happened to be the same tribal group that you happen to be in for your Mahopa groups! Isn't that a wonderful chance happening??" The Time Machine takes you to Aztec, Haida, Iroquois, Navajo and Pawnee sections. Excellent

THE MASCOT DILEMMA – PRIDE OR PREJUDICE? – WEBQUEST             NEW!
http://www.coe.missouri.edu/~etp1083/mascot/
A webquest for grades 11-12 on the issue of using Native American mascots and themes on sports teams. "Many professional sports teams have Native American mascots and names. Atlanta Braves, Washington Redskins, Cleveland Indians, etc. In our own state, Oklahoma, many schools also have Native American names and mascots. Catoosa Indians, Union Redskins, Glenpool Warriors, to name a few. The same is true with schools all across our country.
A national debate is raging over the appropriateness of these mascots. Some people find the mascots demeaning and racist. Others feel the mascots are an homage to Native Americans and are proud of the traditions they symbolize. Some teams have changed their names to less controversial ones, while others, like the Fighting Whites of the University of Northern Colorado, have purposely chosen names which they feel raise awareness of the issue.

You are a student at Broken Drum High School, home of the three-years-running undefeated BDHS Savages football team. Lately, the school has come under criticism for its team's name and mascot, Chief Eagle Feather. The four-member school board is considering changing the team's name, but several members of the community are in favor of keeping it. They say it's been a tradition for 70 years. Critics of the mascot say it mocks Native American sacred religious traditions.

Where do you stand? Is this a case of modern day racism, or political correctness run amok?"
Excellent

MUSEUM OF NATIVE AMERICAN CULTURES – A PROJECT-BASED WEBQUEST            NEW!
http://score.rims.k12.ca.us/score_lessons/native_museum/
A webquest on Native Americans for 5th grade and up. "FOUR DIRECTIONS INSTITUTE
The Four Directions Institute is building a world class Native American History and Culture Museum in California. The physical structure of the museum represents the major Indian culture regions of the United States. Your team is invited to submit plans for museum displays and in this way become part of the curator staff for this new museum of America’s First Peoples.
Four Directions has been funded by various Native American organizations to create museum displays that are interactive and provide an authentic experience in learning for students of all ages. Each team will focus on only one nation within a specific Native American culture region including: Eastern Woodland Peoples (north and south), Great Plains Cultures, Pacific Northwest Cultures, California Indians, and Pueblo People of the Southwest.
The interactive display that the team constructs needs to have the following in order to be approved by the museum board: - a map of the region in which the people lived - representations of the economy or material culture of the people including food production and consumption, housing, tools and weapons, clothing - significant customs or religious practices - an example of one of the stories, myths or legends - significant person, event or leader and a timeline.

The display may be a mix of posters, PowerPoint, audio recordings, artifacts, etc.
The displays will be presented in two weeks and selected based on quality. We look forward to receiving your submissions.       Sincerely,       Director         Four Directions Institute" Excellent

NATIVE AMERICAN QUEST
http://coe.west.asu.edu/students/cscanlon/wqNA.htm
A webquest for 3rd grade students on Native Americans. "Read information from books about communities and Native Americans. • Choose a tribe to research, using various resources. • Write a summary about your tribe's community • Make a diorama depicting things you have learned about your tribe. • Present your findings to the class." Excellent

NATIVE AMERICAN WEBQUEST                     NEW!
http://www.angelfire.com/pa5/broadstreetlibrary/NAWebQuest.htm
A webquest for upper elementary students on Native Americans. "Task: You were hired by a museum of Native American history to create a wax display depicting authentic Native American life from the 1800's. Your display should contain authentic replicas of the type of shelter your specific tribe lived in, and the wax models of the Native American people must wear authentic tribal clothing. Your display must also contain models of the foods, tools, and recreational items used on a daily basis by the tribe." Note: We found a couple of broken links on this site. Excellent

NATIVE AMERICAN WEBQUEST                     NEW!
http://www.asij.ac.jp/elementary/links/webquests/native/G5_nati_intro.htm
A webquest on Native Americans for middle school students. "You have been contracted by the local University to provide in-depth information on the Native American tribe in your community. This in an effort to better understand the heritage of your community and develop a new Native American Research Library. There seems to have been a lot of inaccurate information published in the past about the local tribes who thrived in your community. In an effort to clarify and give a more realistic picture the University is funding this project. You task is to research, and find out the most accurate information possible. You and a team of researchers have been given a generous budget and timeline to provide the most comprehensive information to support the Universities effort to start a new Native American Studies library . You will first write an in-depth research paper sharing the key aspects of your Native American Tribe, this to be published and shared with your community and then put in the new Native American library for future researchers and students. With a fellow researcher you will together present your findings on your Native American tribe to be shared with the local community in an effort to develop a better understanding of these dynamic and rich communities who dominated the area prior to the first arrival of European settlers." Note: We found one broken link on this site. Excellent

NATIVE AMERICAN WEBQUEST                 NEW!
http://www.mrsdell.org/nativeamericans/
A webquest suitable for upper elementary/middle school students on Native Americans. "This webquest will focus on the following specific Native American cultures:    Adenas, Makahs, Navajos, Mandans, Kiowas, Cherokees, Mayas, and the Aztecs." "The task of your group is to use your textbook and Internet resources to discover as much as you can about the culture you were assigned.  Record the information on this graphic organizer.  The information that your group finds will be used to create a chapter in a non-fiction e-book, using PowerPoint, which will be presented to our reading/technology buddies.   As a class, we will develop a table of contents, a foreword, an index, a bibliography, and a glossary of important terms." Excellent

NATIVE AMERICAN WEBQUEST                 NEW!
http://www.thedalles.k12.or.us/staff/dh/lhughitt/5thgr/NAwebquest/
A webquest suitable for upper elementary students on Native Americans. "Your team has been hired by the director of the new Native American museum. She has asked you to develop a display that will show the similarities and differences between Native Americans that lived in different areas." Excellent

NATIVE AMERICAN WEB – EXPLORING NATIVE AMERICANS – WEBQUEST
http://users.rcn.com/abisson.massed/nativeam.htm
A webquest for primary students on Native Americans. "Your team of second graders have been selected to become the "Eagle Eye" news team from Station WCOC-TV. Your team's job will be to interview a tribe of Native Americans for our program, "Dateline: COC".  People on your interview team include the following:  The Producer: This member of the team is responsible for seeing that everyone on the team has a job and that everyone completes their work on time - The Associate Producer: This member of the team is responsible for seeing that all the materials needed (book, pencils, paper, folders, etc.) are in place.  - The On-Air Talent: This team member is responsible for speaking for the group when the group's interview is presented. - The Writer: This person is responsible for recording all the group's findings on the data sheets.

 

The Station Manager (your classroom teacher) has selected your team's interview assignment.   Please check to see that the Associate Producer has received the sealed envelop with your team's assignment.  The color code on the envelop tell you which tribe of Native Americans you need to report on. After your group has gathered information using both the Internet resources and print resources within the classroom, you will need to complete an Research Guide for your findings. 
You and your team will fly across the country with Eagle to visit and interview a tribe of Native Americans.  Your team make pick out the specific tribe you will interview, but the Station Manager has chosen the area of the country for you already. Your jobs are to interview the members of the tribe and report back to the Station Managers and other Eagle Eye teams at WCOC-TV.
Your Eagle Eye Team will complete the Research Guide during your travel.   Each team member will need to search for the answers to the questions on the Research Guide and give complete sentence answers. On your travels, you may come across other information that you think is interesting and important.  Be sure to record that, too! 
Finally, your Eagle Eye Team needs to tell about what it was like to grow up in a Native American tribe. The Team will tape a 3 to 5 minute TV segment. The Research Guide will help your team collect data for the taping."
Excellent

NATIVE AMERICANS – THEIR LIVES AND THE LAND AROUND THEM – WEBQUEST    NEW!
http://www.dedham.k12.ma.us/webquest/spring2002/sb/
A webquest for 3rd grade students on Native Americans. "We all love to go to museums to learn about the past.  Now it's your turn to teach us about some very important history. Pretend you are a historian at a living history museum.  In order to do your job well, you need to understand what the past was like. You will need to travel back in time. You are now living as a Native American during the time before the colonists arrived.  Think about these questions as you travel:
How is your life influenced by the land around you? 
How does your tribe meet the basic needs of life?
What traditions and aspects of your culture will be represented in the future?"
Note: We found one broken link on this site. Excellent

PAINTED ROCKS – ROCK ART OF THE CALIFORNIA NATIVES – WEBQUEST
http://projects.edtech.sandi.net/kimbrough/californiahistory/
A webquest for 4th grade students on rock art. "students study the rock art of the Kummeyaay, Chumash and Modoc California native Americans. They use internet resources to understand the science of archaeology and how archaeologists interpret rock art. They join archaeology teams to interpret rock art based on information gathered from on-line and off-line resources on the various tribal cultures. Students read for information, use graphic organizers to sort information, practice critical thinking and relate new knowledge to their own experience by creating their own rock art" Excellent

TRIBAL RESEARCH WEBQUEST
http://www.kayenta.k12.az.us/KMS/webquest/tribalwq/
A webquest for 7th grade students on Native American tribes. "You are getting a job at the Smithsonian Institute as an expert in Native American cultures. The museum wants to set up an exhibit on the different tribes, and you are being told to provide them with all the information they need for one of the tribes. The Smithsonian has asked your teacher to assign a tribe to you. You are supposed to present the information in a PowerPoint slideshow, as well as a poster that displays some of the traditional ways of the tribe." Excellent

TRIBAL TROUBLE WEBQUEST                 NEW!
http://www.elco.k12.pa.us/Elem_Common/elem_highl/staff_proj/Shappell/Tribal_Trouble.html
A webquest for elementary students on Native Americans. "Your job is to gather information on the 5 Native American tribes, who each lived in a different region of the United States. Next, based on your internet research and what you know about each of the lost Native Americans, as a members of the Super Sleuths Gang, you must place each lost Native American back into their correct tribe." Note: We found a broken link on this site. Excellent

WHO IS KENNEWICK MAN? WEBQUEST                     NEW!
http://users.ipfw.edu/owenc/elmschool/Project1/index.htm

A webquest on the Kennewick Man controversy for high school students. "Your job is to look at the Kennewick Man through the eyes of the participants. You will also be asked to:

· Prepare a report

· Write an essay

· Prepare a position paper

· Create a Power Point or Hyper Studio presentation

· Participate in a debate about the Kennewick Man and try to reach consensus about the disposition of the Kennewick Man remains.

You will have two weeks to complete this project. Good Luck and Happy Hunting!" Note: We found a couple of broken links on this site. Excellent

EXPERIENCE A POWWOW WEBQUEST         NEW URL!   2/06
http://www.cesa8.k12.wi.us/teares/math/it/webquests/Powwow/powindex.htm
A webquest for elementary students on Native American powwows. "Awaehsaeh remembers his grandmother telling him traditional stories about Powwows. He remembers her telling him about the strong beat of the drum, the colorful clothing, and the delicious smells of the food. Unfortunately, he can’t remember many of the details. Can you help Awaehsaeh fill in the gaps to help him remember?"
Very Good

NATIVE AMERICAN CULTURES – WEBQUEST             NEW!
http://cte.jhu.edu/techacademy/web/2000/pazdersky/
A webquest suitable for upper elementary students on Native Americans and their environment. "Mrs. Arnold's mother needs your help in identifying how the artifacts she has found on her property reflect the culture of a Native American tribe that resided in Baltimore County. You will research another Native American tribe and compose a mult-iparagraph report informing classmates about the cultural characteristics of that Native American tribe. As an expert you will then combine with other experts of your tribe to create a multimedia interactive game to teach younger students about Native American culture." Very Good

NATIVE AMERICAN THREE SISTERS GARDENS – WEBQUEST
http://horizon.nmsu.edu/ddl/wqthreesisters_k.html
A webquest for junior high students. "Congratulations! You and your partners have been selected to be Botanists, Anthropologists, Folklorists, and Curators for the Abingdon Museum of Natural History. The first task in this WebQuest will be to divide your team into each type of expert.
During this WebQuest, you will learn about the science of the relationship between the Three Sisters and their importance in creating a stable food supply, how the Haudenosaunee's environment inspired this agricultural technique and how this type of gardening influenced their culture, the stories and traditions surrounding the Three Sisters, and how to organize information, prepare a museum display and present your findings."
Note: The Three Sisters are corn, beans and squash. Note: We found some broken links on this site. Very Good

NATIVE AMERICAN WEB – EXPLORING NATIVE AMERICANS – WEBQUEST             NEW!
http://users.rcn.com/abisson.massed/nativeam.htm
A webquest for 2nd grade students on Native Americans. "Your team of second graders have been selected to become the "Eagle Eye" news team from Station WCOC-TV. Your team's job will be to interview a tribe of Native Americans for our program, "Dateline: COC".  People on your interview team include the following:

· The Producer:  This member is responsible for seeing that everyone on the team has a job and that everyone completes their work on time.

· The Associate Producer:  This member of the time is responsible for seeing that all the materials needed (books, pencils, paper, folders, etc.) are in place.

· The On-Air Talent:  This team member is responsible for speaking for the group when the group's interview is presented.

· The Writer:  This person is responsible for recording all the group's findings on the data sheets.

The Station Manager (your classroom teacher) has selected your team's interview assignment.   Please check to see that the Associate Producer has received the sealed envelop with your team's assignment.  The color code on the envelop tell you which tribe of Native Americans you need to report on. After your group has gathered information using both the Internet resources and print resources within the classroom, you will need to complete an Research Guide for your findings. 

You and your team will fly across the country with Eagle to visit and interview a tribe of Native Americans.  Your team make pick out the specific tribe you will interview, but the Station Manager has chosen the area of the country for you already. Your jobs are to interview the members of the tribe and report back to the Station Managers and other Eagle Eye teams at WCOC-TV.

Your Eagle Eye Team will complete the Research Guide during your travel.   Each team member will need to search for the answers to the questions on the Research Guide and give complete sentence answers. On your travels, you may come across other information that you think is interesting and important.  Be sure to record that, too! 

Finally, your Eagle Eye Team needs to tell about what it was like to grow up in a Native American tribe. The Team will tape a 3 to 5 minute TV segment. The Research Guide will help your team collect data for the taping." Note: We found several broken links on this site. Very Good

NATIVE AMERICAN WEBQUEST
http://www.frionaisd.com/webquests/wiseman150.htm
A webquest for 4th grade students. "Our school has an exciting opportunity!  It has been chosen as the site of a new museum!  This museum will show how Native Americans lived from about 1500 to the 1800's.  We need your help to make this museum a great success! You have been hired as a museum curator. It will be your job to research and  help set up a display of an Indian Tribe for the Native American Museum." Note: We found some broken links on this site. Very Good

NATIVE AMERICAN WEBQUEST                 NEW!
http://www.salesianhigh.org/quests/ljuljic/namrican.html
A webquest for senior high students on Native Americans. "This web quest is about the Native Americans of the past.  You will complete two tasks in order to get to the FINAL ACTIVITY.  These tasks include two graphs and other ways of research.  Master these tasks and you will be on your way to becoming somewhat of an expert on the Native Americans of the eastern coast of North America in the colonial times." "Use Microsoft WORD to write your story.  Use clip art, graphics, and borders to make your project attractive and interesting looking.  Be sure to complete all work by the project deadline." Note: This webquest is also suitable for middle school students. Very Good

                                                                               

NATIVE AMERICAN WEBQUEST             NEW!
http://www.sau25.net/Elemweb/curricu/grade3/nativequest/nativequest.htm
A webquest for upper elementary/middle school students on Native Americans. "Native Americans are known for their bond with nature. Their customs and traditions were influenced by the world around them. Their environment took care of their basic needs. In return the Native Americans gave back to the land a respect that allowed them to live in harmony with nature. Your job for the next few weeks is to travel back in time and become a tribal clan member. You and your team members will research various aspects of your assigned region's/tribe's culture. Your team will be responsible for providing the basic needs for your tribe, so be sure everyone is well cared for! You will report back to the "Tribal Nation's Council" your findings. During this council meeting, all tribes will discuss how they have adapted to their environment and common threads will be discovered! Are you ready to travel back in time and explore our past?" Note: We found several broken links on this site. Very Good

NATIVE AMERICANS WEBQUEST
http://www.berksiu.k12.pa.us/webquest/musselman/index.htm
A webquest for 5th grade students in which they study a Native American tribe. "The local taxpayers are concerned that the cost to build a museum will not be worth the benefit. Your job is to create a Hyperstudio presentation that highlights what you have learned about Native Americans. Your presentation should convince the taxpayers that a Native American exhibit would be interesting and informative for residents of all ages." Very Good

NATIVE AMERICANS WEBQUEST
http://www.west-bend.k12.wi.us/webquest/Navajo/naweb2.htm
A webquest for middle school students on Native Americans. "We believe that the original inhabitants of North America arrived thousands of years ago.  Many names have been used to describe these people.  We will refer to them as Native Americans or Indians.  During the last several hundred years, these Native Americans have suffered many hard times, often, unfortunately, when coming into contact with the "newly" arrived European Immigrants.
As you explore the various activities included in this webquest, try to get a sense of where the Indians were in their beliefs, what caused differences in their lifestyles,  how important the earth and nature were to them, and their interactions with other groups of people."
Very Good

NORTH, SOUTH, EAST, WEST – NATIVE AMERICANS IN THE NATURAL WORLD WEBQUEST
http://its.guilford.k12.nc.us/webquests/native/native.html
A webquest for middle school students on different Native American tribes. "Your task is to compare and contrast four different tribes which were indigenous to the United States: the Tlingit of the Northwest Coast, the Hopi of the Southwest, the Iroquois of the Northeast, and the Lakota of the Western plains. As you read about the customs of each tribe you will search for information concerning important foods, myths or spiritual beliefs, and important plants and/or animals. This information will be recorded on a chart. You will also note and record the biome where each tribe lives and draw conclusions as to how the biome affects the culture of each tribe. Using the information from your chart and other data from your research, you will prepare a multimedia presentation." Very Good

AMERICAN INDIAN WEBQUEST                 NEW!
http://www.fcps.k12.va.us/DeerParkES/kids/whiting/American%20Indian%20template.htm
A webquest for 2nd grade students on American Indians. "You will explore resources to learn about Woodland Indians, Plains Indians and Pueblo Indians. You will use this information to create a slide show that will teach second graders how these Indians used resources from their environment to provide food, shelter and clothing." Note: We found several broken links on this site. Good

AMERISHAME – LAND OF THE FREE AND HOME OF THE BRAVES – WEBQUEST
http://www.lfelem.lfc.edu/tech/DuBose/webquest/miller/amerishame.html
A webquest on the Trail of Tears and how Native Americans were treated by the U.S. government. Note: The theme and tasks are very good but we found most of the links were broken. They should be easily corrected. Good

IN THE TIME OF THE OLD ONES – WEBQUEST
http://www.itdc.k12.ca.us/curriculum/oldones.html
A webquest for grades 3-5 on the Navajo culture. "Explore and experience the Navajo Indians' close relationship with the land they lived on. To do this:   -- Identify why the Navajo wrote legends about the environment, and how they showed it in their rugs and blankets; -- Design a geometric rug pattern to symbolize a natural resource or part of the environment in your area; -- Create a legend about how that environmental object came into being."    Good

MENOMINEE DREAM QUEST                 NEW URL!   2/06
http://www.cesa8.k12.wi.us/teares/math/it/webquests/Menominee/index.html
A webquest for 4th grade students on the Menominee. "You have been reading a great book about Native Americans, you've learned that not all Indians greeted the pilgrims. Some tribes didn't live close to or even know pilgrims existed. There were many different tribes each with their own origin story, history, legends, types of clothing, foods, dwellings, traditions and customs. You want to keep reading, but it's late and you can't keep your eyes open anymore. When your eyes open again, you're not on the bed, in your room, not even indoors. Where are you? Is this real or a dream? The Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin believed dreams were very important, and real. They could receive guidance, knowledge, and direction in life from their dreams. Posoh, weyak - esekew! "Aneq nap?", was that me, I can understand! Where am I? Am I dreaming? You can receive this old knowledge too, if you are brave and "click" around!" Note: There are a lot of broken links on this site. Good

NATIVE AMERICAN INDIAN VILLAGE – WEBQUEST                 NEW!
http://www.ripley.k12.oh.us/wallingfordc/Indian%20Webquest/indian_village.htm
A webquest for primary students on Native Americans. "Your goal is to create a Native American Village which includes the river, the farm, the main village and the forest. As you are creating your village you will learn the ways of life of these Native Americans that once inhabited the Ohio area." Easily adapted to New Jersey. One of the three links is broken. Good

A NATIVE AMERICAN STORY – WEBQUEST             NEW!
http://projects.edtech.sandi.net/sessions/indians/
A webquest for grades 3-4 on Native Americans. "You have been hired by the Payne Publishing Company to work with a partner and write a story about a Native American tribe. The book you write will be read not only to your own class but to other classes within our school. Each book should contain information about the tribe's lifestyles, their geographic location, and other important information about how they lived." Note: We found several broken links on this site. Good

NATIVE AMERICANS OF ARIZONA – WEBQUEST                 NEW!
http://coe.west.asu.edu/students/ttroiano/Webquest/nativeamerican.htm
A webquest for middle school students on the Native Americans in Arizona. "Your Group will be assigned a Native American tribe from Arizona. Once you receive your tribe you will be searching the internet and other print materials to find out information (past and present) on the Native American tribe your group is researching. Once your group has gathered information as well as photos of the tribes, your group needs to create a slide show in PowerPoint with the information you have gathered. You will need to have the following categories in your presentation: 1) Past history of your tribe, 2) Present information on the tribe, 3) Location of your tribe in Arizona, 4) Interesting facts about your tribe, 5) Where is your tribe located in the state of Arizona and 6) Photos of your tribe. You may organize your presentations anyway you want to, just as long as the five topics are covered in some form. You do not have to use the exact wording used in the categories, just have these themes incorporated into your presentations." Note: We found several broken links on this site. Good

SOUTHWESTERN NATIVE AMERICANS – WEBQUEST
http://projects.edtech.sandi.net/dailard/sw/index.html
A webquest for 3rd grade students on Native Americans. "We are going to discover what our world, the Southwestern United States, looked like during the time of Native Americans. Come along on a journey where you will discover different cultures and learn to look at your home in a new way. Each tribe had a distinct culture yet shared many of the same beliefs." Note: We found several broken links on this site. Good

A STUDY OF CULTURES – A WEBQUEST ON HISPANIC AND NATIVE AMERICAN CULTURE   NEW!
http://si.unm.edu/loslunas_2001/ebernal/ebernal_wq/webquest%20final.htm
A webquest for upper elementary students on the cultures of New Mexico. "In this lesson you will be taking a journey through cultures of New Mexico. You will research cultures of either Hispanic or Native American.  This will be a culture fact finding mission in order to study and learn about New Mexico heritage. Culture can be defined as the way you live. It can be the study of language, foods, celebrations, dress, beliefs and many other concepts." Note: Only the first link worked on this site. Good

THIS IS NOT YOUR LAND, THIS IS MY LAND – WEBQUEST             NEW!
http://www.ossd.k12.ms.us/osmp/OMain/magnolia/americanwebquest.html
A webquest on Native Americans for 3rd grade students. "Help! The Pascagoula Indians are being forced to move from their home on the Mississippi Gulf Coast to Louisiana. The year is 1764, and they only have one chance to stay. Help them write a letter  to the French. You have to help them translate  the American language to the French language in the letter. Make it convincing enough so that the French will not make them move. You have to let the French know that the Pascagoula Indians own that part of the land and if they want to stay there, they can because it is their land." Note: Several illustrations are missing from the website but this does not detract from using it. Also, two of the three links are broken. Good

VISITING THE NATIVE AMERICANS – WEBQUEST
http://curry.edschool.virginia.edu/go/edis771/spring99webquests/student/skarengoebel/home.htm
A webquest for elementary students on Native Americans. "Social Scientists at the University of Virginia have been granted a round-trip ticket on a new time machine.  The time travelers wish to use their ticket to visit the Native Americans before the European settlers arrived, and have narrowed their choices to 3 tribes: the Monacans, the Pueblos and the Sioux.  Our class has been asked to help them decide which tribe to visit.  The class will be divided into three groups and each group will be assigned one of these tribes to research.  After you have learned about your tribe, you will need to convince the time travelers that they should use their time machine ticket to visit your tribe!" Note: We found several broken links on this site. Good

     

Note: When using lesson plans and webquests, you can adapt them to your class or grade level. Also, you can re-create broken links within a site. You can call us if you need assistance.

DISCLAIMER: WE ARE UNABLE TO CHECK EVERY LINK WITHIN EVERY SITE.

Prepared by the Cumberland County AVA Center staff. Please call #856-451-0817 or email: avacenter@cumbavac.org with questions or suggestions for future web site lists. The site list is also posted on our website http://www.cumbavac.org as well as the sites below:

The site list is also posted on two other web sites::

http://www.atlanticava.org

http://www.cjims.org/links.htm

November 2005

You are welcome to post our lists on your website.  If you do, you must post the entire list and credit and link back to Carol Lyn Hutton, Cumberland County AVA Center, Bridgeton, NJ.  http://www.cumbavac.org

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Microsoft Office Clipart and Media Home Page
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School Clipart
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