Abalone: The Native American Cultural Center of California (NACC) - Serves the American Indian
community and the general public in the San Francisco Bay Area and California generally. On this site are American Indian events, arts,
education materials, programs, maps, and galleries, with a special focus in California Indian dance, song, and rock art. NACC also
lists Native Spring events.
American Indians in Children's Literature (AICL) - Provides critical perspectives and analysis of indigenous peoples in children's and young adult books, the school curriculum, popular culture, and society. Scroll down for links to book reviews, Native media, and more.
Edward S. Curtis's North American Indian - The North American
Indian by Edward S. Curtis is one of the most significant and controversial representations of traditional American Indian
culture ever produced. In over 2000 photogravure plates and narrative, Curtis portrayed the traditional customs and lifeways of
eighty Indian tribes. The twenty volumes, each with an accompanying portfolio, are organized by tribes and culture areas encompassing the
Great Plains, Great Basin, Plateau Region, Southwest, California, Pacific Northwest, and Alaska. Featured here are all of the published
photogravure images including over 1500 illustrations bound in the text volumes, along with over 700 portfolio plates.
Images of Native Americans - A panorama of images selected by UC Berkeley's Bancroft Library: iillustrations from rare books, pamphlets, journals, pulp magazines, newspapers, and ephemera
in addition to selections of original photographs, including stereographs, lantern slides, and cyanotypes.
Indian Health Service - Agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services responsible for providing federal health services to American Indians and Alaska Natives.
Indian Land Tenure Foundation - A community-based nonprofit organization focused on the recovery,
management and control of American Indian lands by Indian people.
Indian Trust: Corbell v. Norton - Cobell v. Norton is a class-action lawsuit filed
on June 10, 1996, in U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C. to force the federal government to account for billions of dollars
belonging to approximately 500,000 American Indians and their heirs, and held in trust since the late 19th century. Through document
discovery and courtroom testimony, the case has revealed mismanagement, ineptness, dishonesty and delay by federal officials, leading U.S.
District Judge Royce Lamberth to declare their conduct "fiscal and governmental irresponsibility in its purest form."
Indianz - Resources about Native American/American Indian tribes in the United States and Alaska and
First Nations communities in Canada.
Indigenous Environmental Network (IEN) - Formed by grassroots indigenous peoples and individuals to
address environmental and economic justice issues. IEN's activities include building the capacity of indigenous communities and
tribal governments to develop mechanisms to protect our sacred sites, land, water, air, natural resources, health of both our people and
all living things, and to build economically sustainable communities.
Indigenous Governance Database - Resource center for Native nation leaders, key decision-makers,
employees, citizens, and others in search of educational and informational resources about nation building, sovereignty, governance,
leadership, and sustainable economic and community development in Indigenous country.
Indigenous Law Institute - Dedicated to supporting Indigenous nations and peoples to protect their sacred ancestral homelands, to restore and revitalize their linguistic, cultural, and spiritual traditions, and to heal from the trauma of colonization.
Iroquois - Wikipedia article: "Also known as
the Haudenosaunee or the "People of
the Longhouse", are an indigenous people of North America. In the 16th century or earlier, the Iroquois came
together in an association known as the Iroquois League, or the League of Peace and Power. The original Iroquois
League was often known as the Five Nations, and comprised the Mohawk, Oneida, Onondaga, Cayuga, and Seneca nations. After the Tuscarora nation joined the League in the 18th century, the Iroquois have often
been known as the Six Nations. The League is embodied in the Grand Council, an assembly of
50 hereditary sachems."
National Congress of American Indians (NCEA) - Established in 1944 in response to the termination and
assimilation policies the US government forced upon tribal governments in contradiction of their treaty rights and status as
sovereign nations. To this day, protecting these inherent and legal rights remains the primary focus of NCAI. Also see Tribal Directory database.
National Indian Gaming Association (NIGA) - A a non-profit organization of 168 Indian Nations
with other non-voting associate members representing organizations, tribes and businesses engaged in tribal gaming enterprises from around
the country. NIGA operates as a clearinghouse and educational, legislative and public policy resource for tribes, policymakers and
the public on Indian gaming issues and tribal community development.
National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI) - The sixteenth museum of the Smithsonian
Institution. It is the first national museum dedicated to the preservation, study, and exhibition of the life, languages, literature,
history, and arts of Native Americans. The museum's extensive collections, assembled largely by George Gustav Heye (1874-1957),
encompass a vast range of cultural material-including more that 800,000 works of extraordinary aesthetic, religious, and historical
significance, as well as articles produced for everyday, utilitarian use. The collections span all major culture areas of the Americas,
representing virtually all tribes of the United States, most of those of Canada, and a significant number of cultures from Central and
South America as well as the Caribbean. Chronologically, the collections include artifacts from Paleo-Indian to contemporary arts and
crafts. The museum's holdings also include film and audiovisual collections, paper archives, and a photography archive of more than 300,000
images depicting both historic and contemporary Native American life.
National Register of Historic Places Program - This site showcases historic
properties listed in the U.S. National Register, National Register publications, and National Park units that
recognize the events and lifeways, the designs and achievements of American Indians.
Native American Public Telecommunications - Informs, educates and encourages the awareness of
tribal histories, cultures, languages, opportunities and aspirations through the fullest participation of American Indians and Alaska
Natives in creating and employing all forms of educational and public telecommunications programs and services, thereby supporting tribal
Native Americans in the United States - Wikipedia article: "Native Americans today have a unique relationship with the United States of America because they can be found as members of
nations, tribes, or bands of Native Americans who have sovereignty or independence from the government of the United States. Their
societies and cultures still flourish amidst a larger immigrated American populace of African, Asian, Middle Eastern, and European peoples.
Native Americans who were not already U.S. citizens were granted citizenship in 1924 by the Congress of the United States." Also see:
National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI) - The Smithsonian's National Museum of the American
Indian is dedicated to the preservation, study, and exhibition of the life, languages, literature, history, and arts of Native
North American Indian by Edward S. Curtis - From Library of Congress: "Issued in a limited edition from 1907-1930, the publication continues to exert a major influence on the
image of Indians in popular culture. Curtis said he wanted to document "the old time Indian, his dress, his ceremonies, his life
and manners." In over 2000 photogravure plates and narrative, Curtis portrayed the traditional customs and lifeways of eighty
Indian tribes. The twenty volumes, each with an accompanying portfolio, are organized by tribes and culture areas encompassing the Great
Plains, Great Basin, Plateau Region, Southwest, California, Pacific Northwest, and Alaska. Featured here are all of the published
photogravure images including over 1500 illustrations bound in the text volumes, along with over 700 portfolio plates."
Office of Indian Education (OIE) - Supports the efforts of local
educational agencies, Indian tribes and organizations, postsecondary institutions, and other entities to meet the educational and
culturally related academic needs of American Indians and Alaska Natives in US.
Pueblo Indian - Covers the prehistory, and history of the Pueblo Indian civilization, but also
includes modern-day Pueblo Indian resources and links sections.
Russell Means Freedom - Russell Charles Means (born November 10, 1939) is an
activist for the rights of Native American people. Means has also pursued careers in politics, acting, and music. In 1968, Means enrolled in the American Indian Movement, and would become one
of the most prominent leaders within the organization. Since the late 1970s, Means has often supported libertarian political causes, in
contrast with several of the other leaders of AIM.
Tribal Nations Maps - Comprehensive maps of pre-contact and at-contact Native North America. These maps use Tribal Nation's original indigenous names for themselves, and show where Tribes were just before contact with outsiders, as well as the last homelands they defended. The intent of these maps is to instill pride in Native peoples and to be used as teaching tools from a Native perspective.
Tracking the Buffalo - Explores the role of the buffalo in the lives of the American
Indians of the northern plains.
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