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Plateau People's Web Portal

Among the resources of our November Native American Heritage Month issue, Plateau People's Web Portal garnered extra praise. Cataloging hundreds of cultural materials across tribes and archival sources, the portal provides an in-depth look at Native American heritage. Notably, all items in the collection were "chosen and curated by tribal representatives." Additionally, the site's Curriculum section offers a wealth of resources for educators and caregivers. Readers interested in Native American cultures, particularly tribes in the Pacific Northwest, should pay the Plateau People's Web Portal a visit. This project is a collaboration between eight different tribes, including the Schitsu'umsh (Coeur d'Alene), the Umatilla, and the Yakama. Here, readers will find "a gateway to Plateau peoples' cultural materials held in multiple repositories," such as the Northwest Museum of Art and Culture and the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of the American Indian. What makes this project unique is that the digital materials visitors will find here are curated, annotated, and managed by tribal representatives in accordance with each tribes' specific cultural protocols. This rich, multifaceted collection contains hundreds of images as well as historical documents and audio and video recordings. Visitors can Browse these materials by tribe, category, or collection, and they can also filter the results by multiple fields. The Plateau People's Web Portal is built on the Mukurtu platform (see the 4-26-2019 Scout Report) and is supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the American Council for Learned Societies, among others.
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Date of Scout Publication
May 29th, 2020
Date Of Record Creation
October 30th, 2019 at 4:38pm
Date Of Record Release
November 4th, 2019 at 9:29am
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