Native American Resources

  • First Nations Histories

    Please Note:

    These Compact Histories are presented here to provide information to those interested in learning more about the First Nations. Lee Sultzman has authored all of the Histories.

    They are NOT here to provide spoon fed information for "school reports." Accordingly we are not interested in any questions asking for help in completing your school assignment.

    As to those who question our credibility, you may take us or leave us. These Histories were written and assembled as a labor-of-love. Take them or leave them, period.

  • Links to American Indian Tribal Home Pages

    Lists 433 web links to Indian tribes, along with other resources.

  • Native American Anthology

      The Native American Anthology is an internet edition of Native American literature, history, and art; this anthology has been designed for college-level world cultures or civilizations courses, but is meant as a resource for educators and individuals of all levels. The anthology is currently being assembled, so please excuse its highly unfinished state until September 1, 1996.
  • Native American Indian, Art, Education, Culture, Science & History

    Stories Menu -- True stories by Native authors from many tribes for InterNet. Norma Jean Croy (prisoner for 20 years) and Leonard Peltier (19 years) have stories here; so do the Little People. Myths and legends -- with tellers and sources.Picture stories; Author bios; Cinderella feature; E-texts; Language learning resources, word for computer. Items below are all menus.
    NATIVE MAPS -- from environmental threats to native Nations to GIS maps that "window" Native info where it's at. Pre-contact Native North American -- links to many informative essays. Active State maps for reservations in MN, WI, MI, CA, AK (whew!), ND, SD, NY, AZ (linked-to AZ is historical background of Navajo-Hopi Black Mountain land dispute and page of links on this dispute), NM. New: WA, OR; Canada treatymaps; Canadian Bands-by-provinces, contact info; Material culture maps; Pre-contact housing.
  • Native American Resource Link Sources

    There are so many -- more than 500 at last count -- indigenous people's web sites that I'm not attempting to link-to all. Instead, here are several thorough indexes or catalogs that try to be complete. Many sites/pages are linked-to on my other pages, categorized by subject-matter and with certain of their pages "picked out". Art and art galleries, art museums, clothing, etc., are on my ArtPages. K-12 native schools, colleges are on my Schools menupage. Tribal sites -- both U.S. and Canadian -- are on Native nations. Canadian and Inuit native resources on First Nations menupage, Books has reviews, booklists, on-line libraries and booksellers, Tutorials has resources for learning and making web pages and Games has games, sports, non-Native museums, and edutainments, and an analysis of Indian gaming.

  • Native American Technology and Art

    An internet resource for indigenous ethno-technology focusing on the arts of Eastern Woodland Indian Peoples, providing historical & contemporary background with instructional how-to's & references.
  • New Perspectives on the West PBS

    In a conversation with us several years ago, the Kiowa poet N. Scott Momaday remarked that the American West "is a place that has to be seen to be believed, and it may have to be believed in order to be seen." For five years we have travelled that landscape, photographed its vistas, talked to its people, sought out its history, all as part of our production of THE WEST, an eight-part documentary series for public television.

    Now -- 100,000 air-miles and 72 filmed interviews and 74 visits to archives and collections and more than 250 hours of film later -- we have begun to understand at least something of what Momaday meant.

  • Reservation controversies-Lesson Plans

    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. 

    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.

    TheObjectives and related information on this two-part unit are available here.

  • Totems to Turquoise

    American Museum of Natural History, presents an online adaptation of an exhibit featuring "Native North American Jewelry Arts of the Northwest and the Southwest.

  • West Web

    WestWeb is a topically-organized website about the study of the American West created and maintained by a born-and-bred Westerner, Catherine Lavender, of the Department of History, College of Staten Island, The City University of New York.