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Indians of North America -- Social life and customs

View Resource Duke Collection of American Indian Oral History

As one might expect, the University of Oklahoma has a tremendous amount of material related to the history of the American West. One particularly noteworthy collection in their holdings is the Duke Collection of American Indian Oral History. The digital version of this collection provides historians and others with access to hundreds of interview transcripts from the period 1967 to 1972. These...
View Resource Native American Times

The Native American Times makes good on its promise to deliver "today's independent Indian news." The site has a clean design that includes ten sections covering topics like business, culture, education, sports, and powwows. The News area offers a nice digest of what's going on in several areas of interest to Native Americans, with topical headlines that include "Cherokee Art Market Announces...

View Resource Heard Museum: American Indian Art and History

In 1929, the Heard Museum was founded by early Phoenix settlers Dwight B. and Maie Bartlett Heard. The focus of the museum then and now was "to educate people about the arts, heritage and life ways of the Indigenous peoples of the Americas, with an emphasis on American Indian tribes of the Southwest." On the website, visitors can learn about the museum's collections, upcoming programs, and...

View Resource National Museum of the American Indian: Classroom Lessons

The National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI) has a rich and detailed collection of resources for students and educators, all selected for their ability to showcase the rich cultural heritage of the indigenous peoples of the Americas. On this compelling corner of the museum’s main site, visitors can find a variety of materials, including classroom activities and discussion questions that are...