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View Resource Nature Transformed: The Environment in American History

The National Humanities Center has recently added a second guide to its TeacherServe site (originally reviewed in the November 7, 1997 Scout Report). Nature Transformed: The Environment in American History contains a number of essays specifically tailored to classroom use. These are organized in three thematic sections: Native Americans and the Land, Wilderness and American Identity, and The Use...

http://nationalhumanitiescenter.org/tserve/nattrans/nattrans...
View Resource Arizona State Museum

Located at University of Arizona, the Arizona State Museum features a variety of programs and exhibits, many of which offer an introspective look into the culture of the American Indian groups in the region. One of the main highlights of the site are the several online exhibits that feature objects and photographs from recent shows. The most recent of these is the "Connections Across Generations:...

http://www.statemuseum.arizona.edu/
View Resource Indian Mounds of Mississippi

The pre-Columbian world of the American Southeast was a place teeming with a number of Native American groups, some of which left very discernable traces of an incipient urbanism that would be of great interest to later generations, including many archeologists and scholars. Working in collaboration with the Southeast Archaeological Center and the Natchez Trace Parkway, the National Park Service...

https://www.nps.gov/nr/travel/mounds/intro.htm
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...

https://www.nps.gov/nr/feature/indian/
View Resource National NAGPRA

The Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA) is a Federal law passed in 1990 that provides a process by which museums and Federal agencies (such as the U.S Corps of Engineers) to return certain Native American cultural items, including human remains and sacred objects, to lineal descendants, culturally affiliated Indian tribes, and Native Hawaiian organizations. Given that...

https://www.nps.gov/nagpra/
View Resource Native Networks

Over the past few years, Native Americans have made significant contributions in a host of different media, including television, radio, and film. Involved in all aspects of this type of artistic and cultural expression, many Native Americans have also looked for a way to disseminate their substantial efforts in this arena. Fortunately, there is the Native Networks website (first launched in...

http://www.nmai.si.edu/explore/film-media/frameset_flash.htm...
View Resource More Native Americans choosing to attend public schools off the reservations

Sherman Indian High School at center of federal debate http://www.pe.com/localnews/inland/stories/PE_News_Local_D_sherman14.4167fcf.html Indian Country Today: Breaking the Cycle http://www.indiancountry.com/content.cfm?id=1096417368 Reservation Life: Helga Teiwes Photography, Arizona State Museum http://www.statemuseum.arizona.edu/exhibits/helga/reservation_life.asp?ver= Sherman...

https://scout.wisc.edu/report/2008/0530
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....

https://www.nlm.nih.gov/nativevoices/
View Resource Truth vs. Twilight - Burke Museum

The Truth vs. Twilight, a collaboration between the Burke Museum of Natural History & Culture (located on the University of Washington campus in Seattle) and the Quileute Tribe, exists to inform Twilight fans and others about the ways in which the story of the real Quileutes differs from their portrayal in the Twilight Saga. The website focuses on several broad areas: economic disparity, the...

http://www.burkemuseum.org/static/truth_vs_twilight/
View Resource The Ojibwe People's Dictionary

The Ojibwe People's Dictionary was created by faculty and students in the Department of American Indian Studies at the University of Minnesota. The project was the brainchild of Professor John Nichols who worked to digitally record Ojibwe elders as part of a research grant for the National Science Foundation's Endangered Languages Program. Working with a team of creative colleagues they decided to...

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https://ojibwe.lib.umn.edu/
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