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Indians of South America -- History

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View Resource Andes Expedition: Searching For Inca Secrets

National Geographic has a virtual Andes Expedition that features a virtual autopsy (annotated images of computed tomography scans) of a 500 year old Inca Woman. Scans include DNA, posture, muscle and bones, head, and stomach. In October 1997, this site added content to cover the Andes Expedition of anthropologist Johan Reinhard. This is one of several National Geographic subject based web features...

http://www.nationalgeographic.com/features/97/andes/
View Resource Conquistadors

To accompany its television program, PBS presents this Website. Designed for students in grades 8-12, Conquistadors follows the Spanish Conquistadors' exploration of the New World from 1500 to 1550 and their contact with Native Americans. There are four main sections of the site: Cortez and the Aztecs in Mexico, Peru -- the Inca Empire and Pizzaro, Amazonia and the Quest for El Dorado, and North...

http://www.pbs.org/conquistadors/
View Resource The Canela Indians of Northeastern Central Brazil

Based largely on the pioneering research of Bill Crocker, this site on the Canela Indians of Central Brazil is hosted by the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. Designed to educate a general audience about the life and activities of the Canela, the site contains numerous sections that allow visitors to explore a world that few persons will be able to visit. First-time visitors will...

http://anthropology.si.edu/canela/
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...

http://www.doaks.org/resources/publications/doaks-online-pub...
View Resource Infinity of Nations Screenshot

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,...

http://nmai.si.edu/exhibitions/infinityofnations/cultureques...