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 This rich, multifaceted collection contains hundreds of images as well as historical documents and audio and video recordings.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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