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Pictograph Robes of the Plains

http://www.glenbow.org/exhibitions/online/robes/srobe.htm

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: This site shows an authentic buffalo robe with pictographs. You can click on an area of the robe to find its story. Standard 5.1.2

Resource Type: Other.

Graphics content: Low.

Resource ID: 2446

Totem Poles: An Exploration

http://users.imag.net/~sry.jkramer/nativetotems/

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: This article by Pat Kramer provides readers with information about the meanng of totem poles, stories related to them, common figures that are carved on them, and their history. The key thing to note is that, though totem poles as we know them date from the 1700s, the art forms, faces, figures and stories depicted on totem poles date back (perhaps) thousands of years and were depicted on everything from bone combs to bent boxes and masks. After contact with Europeans, tools improved, and totem poles increased in size. Standard 5.1.2

Comments: Pat Kramer has researched this topic extensively and is the author of the book Totem Poles, published by Altitude SuperGuides.

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 3762

Wampanoag: People of the First Light

http://www.bostonkids.org/educators/wampanoag.html

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: The Children's Museum and Wampanoag Indian Advisors jointly offer this website to help educators present the history of Wampanoag people with accuracy and respect. The resources on this site include in-depth dialogue about critical issues in Wampanoag history, activities, suggested readings, and examples from the Museum's collections. Standards 5.1.1, 5.1.2, and 5.1.3

Comments: This is a great partnership between a museum and the modern Wampanoag to provide accurate resources for schools.

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 3403

American Folklore

http://www.americanfolklore.net/

Rating: 2, High!

Description: This folklore site contains retellings of American folktales, Native American myths and legends, Tall Tales, weather folklore, and ghost stories from each of the 50 states. Read about famous characters such as Paul Bunyan, Pecos Bill, Jesse James, Davy Crockett, Daniel Boone and many more. Stories are divided into six categories: famous characters, state folktales, historical folklore, regional folktales, tall tales, and ethnic folklore. Standards K.1.2, 1.4.3, 1.5.3, and 5.1.2

Comments: These are great starters for storytellers or student projects. The site provides the story reteller but not documentation of the story's source.

Resource Type: Literature/Story.

Graphics content: Low.

Resource ID: 185

Anasazi Cultural Heritage Center

http://www.co.blm.gov/ahc/index.htm

Rating: 2, High!

Description: This site, administered by the Bureau of Land Management in Colorado, pictures wonderful artifacts of Ansazi culture. There are photos and maps of several ancient pueblos also. Standard 5.1 all

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 219

Ancient Indian Art in the Americas

http://www.artic.edu/artaccess/AA_Amerindian/index.html

Rating: 2, High!

Description: This Chicago Institute of Art site has a nice collection of art and artifacts from Indigenous Peoples in the Americas. There is also some background information and maps. Standard 5.1.2, 7.7.2

Comments: The materials are limited in numbers but they are well displayed for classroom use.

Resource Type: Photos or Pictures.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 243

Buffalo and The People

http://www.bbhc.org/pointsWest/PWArticle.cfm?ArticleID=78

Rating: 2, High!

Description: This short article by Emma I. Hansen, Curator of the Plains Indian Museum describes the importance of the buffalo to the Plains Indian culture and economy both before and after the arrival of the Europeans. Standard 5.1.3

Resource Type: Secondary Text.

Graphics content: Low.

Resource ID: 463

Eastern Woodlands Native American Art

http://www.nativetech.org

Rating: 2, High!

Description: Here are indepth articles on beadwork, clay and pottery, leather and clothing, metalwork, stonework, weaving and much more for the Eastern Woodlands Native American tribes. Pictures accompany the text. Standards 5.1.1, 5.1.2, and 5.1.3

Comments: The information is very detailed for general classrom use, but if you are doing an authentic project, this is a wonderful reference.

Resource Type: Other.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 1028

Introduction to Ojibway Culture and History

http://www.geocities.com/Athens/Acropolis/5579/ojibwa.html

Rating: 2, High!

Description: Here are pictures, maps, stories and historical information on the Ojibway people, originally know as the Chippewa. Video clips and audio files enrich the presentation on this important American Indian culture from the northeast and Great Lakes regions. Standards 5.1.1, 5.1.2, and 5.1.3

Comments: This site was developed by Kevin Callahan of the Universityof Minnesota

Resource Type: Secondary Text.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 1758

Iroquois Constitution

http://www.law.ou.edu/hist/iroquois.html

Rating: 2, High!

Description: The Iroquois Confederacy was a loose confederation of the Mohawk, Oneida, Onondaga, Cayuga and Seneca Indian tribes of the Eastern Woodlands. Some scholars think that the Iroquois Constitution, the law that bound these tribes into the League of the Iroquois, had great influence on the U.S. Constitution. Standard 5.1.1, 8.1.0, and 12.1.0

Comments: This document is long but has been indexed and anchored for easier use.

Resource Type: Primary Source Text.

Graphics content: Low.

Resource ID: 1767

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