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SELECTED LINKS TO NATIVE WEBSITES
- NativeWeb Resources for Indigenous Cultures around the World
Comprehensive site for Native American issues . Strong international focus.
- Native American Sites
Very well constructed award winning site maintained by Lisa Mitten a Mohawk Indian. Provides access to theweb pages of individual Native Americans and Nations, and to othe sites that provide solid information about American Indians.
- Index of Native American Resources on the Internet
This site is maintained by Karen Strom. Links provided to a wide range of sources including electronic texts, museums, books, music, video, and media. Contains the archive of Native American Indian Art, Culture, Education, History, Science which was maintained by Ojibwa Paula Giese from 1994 until her death in 1997.
- Fourth World Documentation Program
Produced by the Center for World Indigenous Studies, this online library of texts "records and preserves our people's struggle to regain their rightful place in the international community. Included are Tribal and Inter-Tribal resolutions and papers, treaties, United Nations documents and much more.
- World Wide Web Virtual Library : Indigenous Studies
Maintained by the Center for World Indigenous Studies and the Chief George Manual Library, this is a very well organized collection of links about indigenous nations around the world.
- Art , Music, culture
- Index of Native American Artists on the internet
- Canadian Museum of Civilization : First Nations information & exhibits
- Ganondagan State Historic Site
This site, located just southeast of Rochester, New York, documents a thriving 17th century Seneca community.
- Iroquois Indian Museum
- Longyear Museum of Anthropology (Colgate University)
- National Museum of the American Indian
- Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology
- Mashantucket Pequot Museum and Research Center
- Joanne Shenandoah's official web site
- Ohwejagehka: Ha`degaenage
Fascinating site on Iroquois language, music, and dance. Includes descriptions of dances, sample songs, words from various Iroquois languages.
A comprehensive survey of U.S. and Canadian Native American Studies programs being offered as majors, minors, and certifications at the baccalaureate level or above
- American Indian Higher Education Consortium (AIHEC)
Good source of information about Tribal Colleges, past and present. Also contains data and reports about Native Americans and higher education in general.
- Carlisle Indian Industrial School
Information provided by the Cumberland County Historical Society.
- The Indian Sentinel, 1902-1962
This digital collection highlights The Indian Sentinel which featured articles about Native Americans across the United States and their evangelization by the Catholic Church. Most were first-hand accounts by lifelong missionaries in the field that were often illustrated with photographs they had taken. Also featured are articles, essays, and letters by Native Americans, many of whom were students in Catholic schools.
- American Indian Environmental Office (AIEO)
The American Indian Environmental Office (AIEO) coordinates the Agency-wide effort to strengthen public health and environmental protection in Indian Country, with a special emphasis on building Tribal capacity to administer their own environmental programs. AIEO oversees development and implementation of the Agency's Indian Policy and strives to ensure that all EPA Headquarters and Regional Offices implement their parts of the Agency's Indian Program in a manner consistent with Administration policy to work with Tribes on a government-to-government basis and EPA's trust responsibility to protect Tribal health and environments.
- Impacts of resource Development on Native American Lands
When development occurs on Native American lands, there are many interested parties. They include government agencies, non-governmental organizations, human rights groups, and the tribal governments themselves. This is an excellent collection of case studies that have addressed development issues on such lands and it is offered courtesy of the Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
- New York State
Here are general sites about the Haudenosaunee. See also entries under Art, music and culture and under History.
- Ganondagan State Historic Site
- Ohwejagehka: Ha
This is a nonprofit organization based on Six Nations of the Grand River in Ontario Canada that seeks to preserve and nurture the Iroquoian languages and songs.
- Onondaga Nation
- Oneida Indian Nation
- The official web site for the Oneida (NY) Indian Nation which includes information on the Oneida culture, economic ventures, history, land claims, treaties of importance to the Haudenosaunee, sovereignty and other issues.
- Land Into Trust: Oneida Indian Nation Official Web site
- Oneidas for Democracy
"The Oneidas for Democracy are the Oneida People who peacefully uphold the traditional values of the Haudenosaunee (Iroquois Confederacy)."
- Welcome to Peace 4 Turtle Island (Mohawk)
"This site is built on the philosophy that Peace can be obtained for all the sacred colors of mankind and harmony restored to Mother Earth when people honor and respect the original instructions that were given to each people by the Creator. This site will attempt to take a step towards providing a path towards Respect, Peace, and Gentle Harmony by providing culturally sensitive and accurate information about the Iroquois, or as we prefer to call ourselves the Haudenosaunee (People of the Longhouse). This site will also attempt to provide thought-provoking essays on a multitude of issues that face the environment, and the First Nation people."
- Kanien'kehaka Onkwawén:na Raotitiohkwa
"Kanien'kehaka Onkwawén:na Raotitiohkwa was established in 1978 to preserve, promote and enrich the language and culture of the Mohawks of Kahnawake. "
- Kanatsiohareke Mohawk Community
- Mohawk Nation Council of Chiefs
- St. Regis Tribe
- Mohegan Tribe
- Stockbridge-Munsee Community
- Seneca Nation of Indians
- Tuscaroras.com (Six Nations Related Web sites)
Published by the Ho-Chunk Nation in Wisconsin.
- Indian Country Today
This is a national newspaper published by the Oneida Nation covering international indigenous issues.
- News from Indian Country
Published by Indian Country Communications, Inc. an independent, Indian-owned, reservation based business located on the Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwe Reservation in Northern Wisconsin. They cover national news, pow-wow dates and information on all of Indian Country. NFIC contains "the most up-to-date pow-wow directory throughout North America".
- Native Networks
Onlineline information about film, video, and radio.
- Native America Calling
This is a popular live call-in radio show broadcast daily by the Koahnic Broadcast Corporation in Anchorage, Alaska. Past shows are available as far back as 1995.<
- American Memory Project. Library of Congress
A wealth of primary resources from the Library of Congress. For a list of all their digital collections click here.
- American Native Press Archives
The Department of English at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and the Ottenheimer Library maintain this site with its mission of "collecting and archiving the products of the Native press and materials related to Native press history, collecting and documenting the works of Native writers, and constructing bibliographic guides to Native writing and publishing. It stands today as one of the world's largest repositories of Native thought." Requires registration to search the bibliography.
- Bureau of American Ethnology (Washington, D.C.)
The Bibliothèque Nationale de France has digitized the reports of the Bureau of American Ethnology for 1895-1931. Full PDFs.
- Chaco Canyon Digital Initiative
This is a collaborative effort to create a digital archive that will integrate much of the widely dispersed archaeological data collected from Chaco Canyon in the late 1890s and the first half of the 20th century. Included on the web site are a bibliography, timeline, maps, inventory, downloadable tree ring data, and out of copyright texts of key material.
- Doris 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 interviews were conducted with Indians across Oklahoma regarding the cultures and histories of their different nations and tribes.
- Early Canadiana Online
This is a digital library containing over 1,630,000 pages in more than 9,100 volumes. Some of these documents are freely accessible. Others require a subscription to the database.
- Indian Affairs: Laws & Treaties
Oklahoma State University Library has digitized and made searchable Charles J. Kappler's Indian Affairs: Laws and Treaties. The volumes cover U.S. Government treaties with Native Americans from 1778-1883 (Volume II) and U.S. laws and executive orders concerning Native Americans from 1871-1970 (Volumes I, III-VII).
- Indian Land Cessions
This collection deals with the maps of the land cessions made by the Indian Nations. The time period covered is between the formal establishment of the United States and the year 1894. There were earlier cessions between the Indian tribes and the European colonists. Included are sixty-seven maps from the 1899 publication, Indian Land Cessions in the United States, compiled by Charles C. Royce. It was Part 2 of the Eighteenth Annual Report of the Bureau of American Ethnology to the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, 1896-97 and was printed in Washington by the Government Printing Office.
- Jesuit Relations and Allied Documents 1610-1791
"This site contains entire English translation of the The Jesuit Relations and Allied Documents, originally compiled and edited by Reuben Gold Thwaites and published by The Burrows Brothers Company, Cleveland, throughout the latter part of the nineteenth century. Each file represents the total English contents of a single published volume. The original work has facing pages in the original French, Latin or Italian, depending on the author."
- Lakota Winter Counts
An online exhibit from the Smithsonian.
- Making of America
This digital library is a collaborative effort between the University of Michigan and Cornell University. It contains primary sources in American social history from the antebellum period through reconstruction and is particularly strong in the subject areas of education, psychology, American history, sociology, religion, and science and technology.
- Native American Documents Project
This site provides good primary source material on the Allotment Act, the Indians of California , and the Rogues River War, and subsequent removal and resettlement of the Indians to the Siletz Reservation in Oregon. Contains the narrative reports of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs for 1871, 1872, 1875, and 1876.
- New York State Library Digitized Collections
The Digital Collections of the New York State Library include a large array of 18th and 19th century historical materials from many subject areas, including the Revolutionary War, the Civil War, Native American materials, New York State laws and natural history.
- Southeastern Native American Documents, 1730-1842
This web site contains documents and images relating to the Native American population of the Southeastern United States from the collections of the University of Georgia Libraries, the University of Tennessee at Knoxville Library, the Frank H. McClung Museum, the Tennessee State Library and Archives, the Tennessee State Museum and the Museum of the Cherokee Indian. The documents are comprised of letters, legal proceedings, military orders, financial papers, and archaeological images relating to Native Americans in the Southeast.
- Index of Native American Book Resources on the Internet
Includes web sites of Native American Authors, publishers, book dealers, and reading lists.
- American Native Press Archives
The Department of English at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and the Ottenheimer Library maintain this site with its mission of "collecting and archiving the products of the Native press and materials related to Native press history, collecting and documenting the works of Native writers, and constructing bibliographic guides to Native writing and publishing. It stands today as one of the world's largest repositories of Native thought."
- Index of Native American Resources
- NativeWeb listings for literature
- Native Networks
The Film and Video Center of the National Museum of the American Indian is dedicated to presenting and disseminating information about the work of Native Americans in media. The Center's Native Networks Web site has four goals: 1) To provide a representation of current work in the field of Native American media including film, video, radio, television and new media. 2) To provide information to the public about the outstanding media productions which have been presented in the museum's programs. 3) To provide he FVC and NMAI a way to maintain regular and frequent contact with the community of Native American independent media producers. 4) To provide a space for Native media makers to exchange ideas and to gather professional information.<
- American Indian Policy Center
The web site states that their mission is to provide government leaders, policy makers and the public with accurate information about the legal and political history of American Indian nations, and the contemporary situation for American Indians.
- US Dept. of the Interior |Indian Affairs
- The Case of Leonard Peltier
- FindLaw for Legal professionals: section on Indigenous Peoples
- FindLaw. United States Code. Titles 25 - Indians
- Honor our Neighbors Origins and Rights
This site serves as an index to back issues of the Honor Digest. The library print subscription covers 1990 through 1996 with some issues missing. The index on this web site covers many political and legal controversies of concern to the Native American community (logging, fishing, land rights, mascots, pollution, gaming, desecration of sacred sites, sovereignty, NAGPRA etc).
- Indian Affairs: Laws and Treaties
A digitalization of Charles Kappler's notable 7 vol. compilation of US treaties, laws, and executive orders pertaining to Native American Indian tribes. Volume 2 (treaties 1778-1883)is available in its entirety as of Sept. 2000.
- Indian Law Resource Center
Indian Law Resource Center is a non-proﬁt law and advocacy organization established and directed by American Indians. Good source of background information on issues of sovereignty, land rights, and environmental problems including mining in the U.S. and Central America. Also contains news updates on important cases.
- Indian Law Research page from the University of Washington School of Law
While many of the soruces are specific to the holdings of the law school, this guide is still very useful for its concise approach to the subject and its pointers to key sites on the web.
- International Indian treaty Council
The International Indian Treaty Council (IITC) is an organization of Indigenous Peoples from North, Central, South America and the Pacific working for the Sovereignty and Self-Determination of Indigenous Peoples and the recognition and protection of Indigenous Rights, Traditional Cultures and Sacred Lands.
- National Congress of American Indians
Founded in 1944, the National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) was organized in an effort "to inform the public and the federal government on tribal self-government, treaty rights, and a broad range of federal policy issues affecting tribal governments." As the NCAI is the primary group lobbying on behalf of Native American groups in the United States, the Web site contains information about related legislative efforts in the Congress and the House of Representatives, along with information about NCAI membership. The Issues section contains a number of helpful documents generated by the NCAI that detail areas of prime concern, which include sovereignty, trust reform, taxation, federal recognition, and natural resources.
- National Indian Gaming Association
- National Indian Law Library
Since 1970 Native American Rights Fund (NARF) has been at the forefront of Indian law cases related to recognition; land claims; voting rights; natural resources; NAGPRA etc. Links provided to tribal codes and consitutions, treaties, tribal compacts, and tribal court opinions.
- National NAGPRA
The Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA) of 1990 provides a process by which museums and Federal agencies should return certain Native American cultural items, including human remains and sacred objects, to lineal descendants, culturally affiliated Indian tribes, and Native Hawaiian organizations. Includes a full-text version of the act and its various amendments, contact information for various Indian tribes, a database that contains items still to be repatriated, and a database of successfully repatriated items. The site is rounded out by a special topics area, which includes ample material on the much-publicized Kennewick Man, a set of human skeletal remains found in eastern Washington in 1996.
- Native American Constitution and Law Digitization Project
A cooperative effort from the University of Oklahoma Law Center, the National Indian Law Library (NILL), and Native American tribes, this site offers access to the full texts of selected legal documents. Among these are Constitutions, Tribal Codes, Charters, Indian Land Titles, and summaries of recent US Supreme Court cases that have involved or affected Native Americans.
- US Dept of the Interior
- US Senate Committee on Indian Affairs
- USET [United South & Eastern Tribes]
United South and Eastern Tribes, Inc. is dedicated to enhancing the development of Indian Tribes, to improving the capabilities of Tribal governments, and assisting the member Tribes and their governments in dealing effectively with public policy issues and in serving the broad needs of Indian people.
- Sports Mascots
- American Indian Sports Teams Mascots; Activist Resources & Archives
An excellent site for studying this topic or combating the problem.
- The Mascot Issue
A compilation of web sites and writings on the issue of Indian mascots used by sports teams.
- National Coalition on Racism in Sports and the Media
- Mascots : Racism in Schools stats by state
- American Indian & Alaska Native (AIAN) data and links
This is a US Census Bureau web site which contains 1980, 1990, and 2000 demographic, social, economic, and housing characteristics as well as links to other US Government web sites with information about contemporary federally recognized tribes. One important link is to the web site for the Office of American Indian Trust, US Dept. of the Interior, which provides an excellent legal and historical overview of the trust relationship.
- Urban Indians
- National Urban Indian Family Coalition
"The National Urban Indian Family Coalition is a national network of urban Indian organizations that strengthen Urban Native families by reinforcing cultural identity and respectfully working in harmony with Tribal Governments and other institutions to bring positive change, increase access and provide a strong voice."
- Indians of South and Central America and the Caribbean
- Latin American Information Network Center (LANIC)
- Teotihuacan: City of the Gods
Administered by the Archaeological Research Institute of Arizona State University.
- Mayan Epigraphic Database Project
"The Mayan Epigraphic Database Project (MED) is an experiment in networked scholarship with the purpose of enhancing Classic Mayan epigraphic research. At present, MED consists of a relational database of glyphs ("gnumbers"), images, phonetic values ("pvalues"), and semantic values ("svalues") according to the consensus among various American Mayanists (MacLeod and Reents-Budet 1994). Also present is the beginning of an archive of digitally transcribed Mayan texts."
- Mexico Pre-Columbian History (note this is a commercial web site)
This Mexico Online portal provides information on the Aztecs, Maya, Mexica, Olmecs, Toltec, Zapotecs & other Pre-European cultures, as well as information on museums, archeology, language & education.
- United Confederation of Taino People
This site highlights the work of the United Confederation of Taino People and includes various educational resources focusing on Caribbean Indigenous Peoples (Taino, Carib and Arawak). Direct contact information with regional representatives is available as well as an online copies of the organizations News Journal “La Voz del Pueblo Taino/The Voice of the Taino People”.
- Native American Ethnobotany
This is a extensive database of plants used as drugs, food, dyes, fibers, and more by Native Peoples of North America. Hosted by University of Micigan, Dearborn.
A SELECTION OF SUBJECT SPECIFIC SITES
"This site is owned by CPU Industries, Inc, d/b/a MKL.Net, Bainbridge, New York and is reserved exclusively for issues concerning Native Americans of this area. Any pages and links to this site are designed to focus on, but are not necessarily limited to history, prehistory, culture, political issues, advertising of Native American businesses." Includes useful information such as the Haudenosaunee Policy of Human Remains and False Face masks, contact information for Iroquois Councils, archaeological links, history, and current news.