Although efforts to recognize Native American contributions began about 1915,
a national month-long recognition was not declared until 1990. That year, President
George Bush declared the first National American Indian Heritage Month, based
on congressional legislation the four previous years designating an American Indian
The month honors and recognizes the original peoples of this
land. Help students learn about America's native cultures. Choose from the following
link site to the celebration
NAIH Month feature
This site includes Indian place names, words currently
in use, the creation of American Indian Heritage Month and an encyclopedia of
American Indian Heritage Month
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American Arts & Culture
Native American Resources
Find additional links by using the search feature
for more specific data.
Museum of the American Indian
American Actors, Movies
American Artists' Home Page
View current work.
A Native American web magazine
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Covers St. Louis and the surrounding area
Indians in World War Two
Stories of the Indians painted by George Catlin
S. Curtis's The North American Indian
You can search by tribe name.
First People – The Legends
Hundred Years of Injustice
Learn the origins of the Doctrine of Discovery
and the Supreme Court case that justified taking Indian lands.
of Native Americans as a Whole
ALIC Indians/Native Americans
Explore primary resources at the National
Order of the Indian Wars
An organization dedicated to protecting the sites
of historical Indian wars.
Tracking the Buffalo
Interactive lesson about importance of buffalo and more
between the United States and Native Americans
Native American Participation in the U.S. Military
Native American Lessons
is no shortage of units of study about Native Americans. The first two are typical
and offer a bit more in terms of resources.
of Indian Territory Lesson
Find primary documents about Dawes case and
more from the National Archives and Records Administration Digital Classroom.
Americans: Special Homes
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of federally recognized tribes
Native American tribes in alphabetical order
Indian Education Association
Department of the Interior Bureau of Indian Affairs
Indian Tribes - Index by State
Get contact information for tribes.
Native American Web Resources
to Find Native Websites
and Treaty Rights
A link site providing information on Native American
This has every link a teacher will probably need.
Huge data base on most tribes