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American Indians of the Pacific Northwest

http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/ndlpedu/collections/pacific/history.html

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: American Indians of the Pacific Northwest includes primary and secondary text sources, over 2,000 photographs, and a special presentation of ten essays. Together, these materials tell the story of Native Americans in the Pacific Northwest, from their first contact with European explorers in the 18th century to life on reservations in the 20th century. Primary sources include six treaties and over 3,800 pages from the Annual Reports of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs. Secondary sources include over 100 scholarly articles that can assist in understanding this complex chapter in United States history. Standards 5.1.1, 5.1.2, 5.1.3, 5.3.0, 8.8.2, and 8.12.2

Comments: This Library of Congress site has a wealth of information about the Native Peoples of the Pacific Northwest and American Indian policy.

Resource Type: Primary Source Text.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 193

Dakota Conflict Trials, 1862

http://www.law.umkc.edu/faculty/projects/ftrials/dakota/dakota.html

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: A decade before the Dakota Conflict, the Minnesota Territory, stretching from the upper Mississippi to the Missouri River, was still mostly Indian country. The causes of the the Dakota Conflict are many and complex. The treaties of 1851 and 1858 contributed to tensions by undermining the Dakota culture and the power of chieftains, concentrating malcontents, and leading to a corrupt system of Indian agents and traders. This site by Douglas Linder recounts the chronology and the subsequent trial of the Souix convicted of killing American soldiers as a result of the uprising known as the Dakota Conflict. Standard 8.12.3

Comments: There is incredible primary source material here.

Resource Type: Other.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 880

Maps on Native Lands, Current Places, and History

http://www.kstrom.net/isk/maps/mapmenu.html

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: This site has excellent maps of Native American homelands and traditonal housing styles. Also included are links to official and unofficial tribal pages. Standard 5.1.1 and 8.8.3

Resource Type: Compilation of Links.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 2082

Western Indian War 1866-1890

http://americanhistory.si.edu/militaryhistory/exhibition/flash.html

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: After the Civil War, thousands of Americans poured into the Great Plains on a collision course with western Indian tribes and U.S. treaties with them. Homesteaders, ranchers, and miners encroached on Indian lands and threatened native ways of life. These new settlers call on the U.S. Army to crush Indian resistance and confine tribes to government-controlled reservations. Standard 8.12.2

Comments: Select Western Indian Wars from the timeline of American wars.

Resource Type: Primary Source Text.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 3441

A Brief History of Our Nation's Paper Money

http://www.frbsf.org/publications/federalreserve/annual/1995/history.html

Rating: 2, High!

Description: Beginning with colonial and Continental currency, this site traces the history of American money from the free banking era, to the Civil War, the National Bank Act, the use of gold and silver certificates, and finally the creation of the Federal Reserve System. Standards 5.4.1, 5.4.3, 5.4.5, 5.5.1, 5.6.4, 8.3.4, 8.12.5

Resource Type: Secondary Text.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 29

Dawes Act (1887)

http://www.ourdocuments.gov/doc.php?flash=true&doc=50

Rating: 2, High!

Description: Federal Indian policy during the period from 1870 to 1900 marked a departure from earlier policies that were dominated by removal, treaties, reservations, and even war. The new policy focused specifically on breaking up reservations by granting land allotments to individual Native Americans. Also known as the General Allotment Act, the law allowed for the President to break up reservation land, which was held in common by the members of a tribe, into small allotments to be parceled out to individuals. Thus, Native Americans registering on a tribal "roll" were granted allotments of reservation land. Standard 8.12.2

Comments: This Our Documents site has a facsimile of the original document, a transcription of it, and background information to help the reader put the document in context.

Resource Type: Primary Source Text.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 888

Eyewitness on the Old West

http://www.eyewitnesstohistory.com/owfrm.htm

Rating: 2, High!

Description: Designed by Ibis Communications, this is one of their pages dedicated to learning about history from the eyes of the people who witnessed it. This page has eyewitness accounts of the Buffalo Hunt in 1846, Massacre at Wounded Knee, Battle with the Apache in 1872, an 1860 stage ride, and Custer's Last Stand. Standard 8.12.2

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 1168

Geronimo: His own story

http://odur.let.rug.nl/~usa/B/geronimo/geronixx.htm

Rating: 2, High!

Description: This is the autobiography of Apache leader Geronimo who was born in 1829 and lived through most of the devastating changes experienced by his people during the 19th century. He describes the Apache people in the first part of the document and then his encounters with people he refers to as Mexicans and White Men. His description of the 1904 World's Fair in St. Louis that he attended in his later life is particularly fascinating. Standard 8.12.2

Comments: This text is very readable and will provide a valuable balance to textbook accounts of the westward movement.

Resource Type: Primary Source Text.

Graphics content: Low.

Resource ID: 1371

Native American Links

http://marilee.us/nativeamericans.html

Rating: 2, High!

Description: This educator's site provides links for projects and activities as well as to Native American sites covering history, cultural information, and teaching aids. Standard 8.8.2 and 8.12.3

Comments: Site contains many links well worth exploring.

Resource Type: Compilation of Links.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 2267

The History of the Cherokee

http://cherokeehistory.com/index.html

Rating: 2, High!

Description: This is a useful resource with links to language, maps, images, history, geneology and other related sites on the web. Standards 5.3.4, 8.8.2 and 8.12.2

Resource Type: Compilation of Links.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 3030

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