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Indians of North America -- History

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View Resource Virtual Museum of New France

Developed as an educational and informative online tool by the Canadian Museum of Civilization, the Virtual Museum of New France explores various aspects of France's involvement in the New World throughout the 16th, 17th, and 18th centuries. First-time visitors may want to start by taking A Photographic Exploration of Canada, which offers a visual overview of the land as the first French explorers...
View Resource Dumbarton Oaks Electronic Texts

Located in the Georgetown neighborhood of Washington, DC, Dumbarton Oaks was donated to Harvard University in 1940 as gift from Mr. and Mrs. Robert Woods Bliss. Currently, the Dumbarton Oaks Center offers a number of fellowships in its three areas of academic inquiry, which include Byzantine studies, pre-Columbian studies, and landscape architecture. The organization is also well known for their...
View Resource Explore National American Indian Heritage Month

Under the theme Strengthening the Spirit, the National Register of Historic Places (in tandem with the National Park Service) has developed this site to showcase various historic properties listed in the National Register and National Park units that celebrate the achievements of American Indians and Alaska Natives. The site was also produced to draw attention to National American Indian Heritage...
View Resource Ancient Observatories: Chaco Canyon

Located in the northwest corner of New Mexico, Chaco Canyon is a shallow, ten-mile canyon accessible only by washboard dirt roads. It is an area of tremendous cultural importance, as it was once the center of an elaborate system of buildings, roadways, and other construction. Intense building activity continued at the site until about AD 1150, and then it was quickly abandoned. Today, it is a...

View Resource Ancient Architects of the Mississippi

Several thousands of years ago in the lower Mississippi River Delta, Native Americans began constructing mounds to bury the dead. For the next fifteen centuries, these various groups would build what may be called the first dense urban settlements in what would later become the United States. Today some of these former settlements and earthworks are overseen by the National Park Service, which has...
View Resource Grand Canyon Glass Skywalk creates excitement and controversy

Skywalk at Grand Canyon making its debut Grand Canyon National Park [pdf] Hualapai Tribe ASU Libraries: Native Americans Online Grand Canyon Skywalk [Macromedia Flash...
View Resource Exploring the Early Americas

The Jay I. Kislak Collection at the Library of Congress contains over 3000 rare maps, documents, paintings, and other artifacts that span hundreds of years. Recently, the Library of Congress created this very engaging online exhibition in order to provide the general public with access to a selection of these documents. As the site notes, the collection "provides insight into indigenous cultures,...
View Resource Places Reflecting America's Diverse Cultures: A Shared Heritage Travel Itinerary

This marvelous travel itinerary was created by the National Park Service's Heritage Education Services, in cooperation with the National Conference of State Historic Preservation Officers. The itinerary features over 150 exciting destinations that represent the broad range of the cultural heritage of the United States. This site includes descriptions of each site, thematic essays, and maps. There...
View Resource Native Voices: Native Peoples' Concepts of Health and Illness

Understanding Native people's ideas about wellness and general health is a complex process, and this online exhibit does a good job of providing an introduction to the subject. Created by the National Library of Medicine (NLM), the website has an introductory video and welcome message from Donald A.B. Lindberg, MD, the director of the NLM. After this, visitors should click on the "Exhibition" tab....
View Resource Infinity of Nations

The vast array of Native cultures found across North and South America is staggering, and attempting to provide a general overview might seem impossible. This interactive "culture quest" created by the National Museum of the American Indian allows visitors young and old to learn about such cultures. First-timers might start by visiting the object gallery, which contains dozens of headdresses,...

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