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Iroquois History

http://www.oldfortjohnson.org/native2.html

Rating: 2, High!

Description: This site, written by Lee Sultzman of the Old Fort Johnson French and Indian War museum, describes the history and culture of the Iroquios people at the time of European settlement. Like most Indian names, Iroquois came from others. The Iroquois call themselves Haudenosaunee meaning "people of the long house." There is a wealth of information here. Standard 5.1.1, 5.1.2, 5.1.3, and 5.3.3

Comments: Visuals would make this a more accessible site.

Resource Type: Secondary Text.

Graphics content: Low.

Resource ID: 1768

Mystery of the Mesa

http://www.blm.gov/education/00_resources/articles/mystery_of_the_mesa/article.html

Rating: 2, High!

Description: At this Bureau of Land Management site, scientists examine physical clues, such as spear points and bones from the north slopes of Alaska to help historians piece together the story of America's first settlers. Standard 5.1.1

Comments: Useful site for an interdisciplinary science and history-social science unit of study.

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 2234

Native American Shelters

http://www.mnsu.edu/emuseum/prehistory/settlements/index.shtml

Rating: 2, High!

Description: This site shows and describes different types of shelters used by Native Americans. It is organized by regions within the United States. Standards 4.2.1 and 5.1.1

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 2271

Native American Technology and Art

http://www.nativetech.org/

Rating: 2, High!

Description: This homepage has links to essays and crafts such as basketry, beadwork, feather work, pottery, indigenous plants, tanning hides and wigwams. Standards 5.1.1

Resource Type: Compilation of Links.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 2272

Petroglyphs - Pictographs - Cave Paintings - Geoglyphs

http://www.crystalinks.com/petroglyphs.html

Rating: 2, High!

Description: Petroglyphs are images incised in rock, usually by prehistoric, especially Neolithic, peoples. They were an important form of pre-writing symbols, used in communication from approximately 10,000 B.C.E. to modern times, depending on culture and location. Pictographs had similar purpose but were painted on rock faces. Learn about these forms of rock art and see examples from sites around the world. Standards 5.1.2, 6.1.0, and 7.7.4

Comments: This site looks at and describes rock art from a global perspective and, though it doesn't include a bibliography or demonstrate authoritaive authorship, it connects to information from museums and archaeologists and includes clear pictures of rock art of variouos types.

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Graphics content: Low.

Resource ID: 3757

Pueblo Indian History

http://www.crowcanyon.org/LearningCenter/puebloindian_history.html

Rating: 2, High!

Description: Here is an annotated timeline fo Pueblo Indian history from approximately 10,000 B.C. to the present. Included are descriptions of five stages of Pueblo life including: Pueblo I (A.D. 750 900), Pueblo II (A.D. 900 1150), Pueblo III (A.D. 1150 1300), and Pueblo IV (A.D. 1300 1600), and Pueblo V (A.D. 1600 present). Standard 5.1.1

Comments: This site was developed by the Crow Canyon Archaeological Center.

Resource Type: Secondary Text.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 2550

Eastern Woodland Culture

http://www.u-s-history.com/pages/h922.html

Rating: 3, Medium.

Description: The Eastern Woodland culture consisted of Native American tribes inhabiting the eastern United States and Canada. Peoples of the Eastern Woodlands included the Illinois, Iroquois, Shawnee and a number of Algonkian-speaking peoples such as the Narragansett and Pequot. Southeastern peoples included the Cherokee, Chocktaw, Chickasaw, Creek, Natchez and Seminole. These Eastern Woodland tribes lived in similar ways and is described here. Standard 5.1.0, 5.1.1, 5.1.2, 5.1.3

Comments: This U.S. History.com site is clearly written and hotlinks to information about specific tribes. The source for pictures is Benson J. Lossing, Our Country: A Household History for All Readers but otherwise should not be considered authoritative.

Resource Type: Secondary Text.

Graphics content: Low.

Resource ID: 1027

Map of Cahokia Mounds

http://www.museum.state.il.us/vrmuseum/jshape/ISM-jshape.html

Rating: 3, Medium.

Description: The Cahokia site is the premier locality for the "Mississippian" culture, the dominant Native American culture from perhaps A.D. 500-600 to about A.D. 1650. This image shows the topographic lines at the Cahokia site based on a survey conducted in 1966. Standard 5.1.1

Resource Type: Other.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 2054

Native America on the Eve of Contact

http://www.digitalhistory.uh.edu/database/article_display.cfm?HHID=661

Rating: 3, Medium.

Description: When Columbus arrived the Caribbean in 1492, the New World was far from an empty wilderness. Between seven and twelve million lived in what are now the United States and Canada. They were not a single, homogeneous population. The people north of Mexico lived in more than 350 distinct groups, spoke more than 250 different languages and had their own political structure, kinship systems, and economies. These divisions would have fateful consequences for the future, permitting the European colonizers to adopt divide-and-conquer policies that played one group off against others. Standard 5.1.1 and 5.1.3

Comments: This is part of the Digital History Project of the University of Houston.

Resource Type: Secondary Text.

Graphics content: Low.

Resource ID: 3650

Pre-Contact America Map

http://ancienthistory.about.com/gi/dynamic/offsite.htm?zi=1/XJ&sdn=ancienthistory&zu=http://www.kstrom.net/isk/maps/cultmap.html

Rating: 3, Medium.

Description: Here is a single map of pre-contact North America showing the location of major Native American Culture regions. Some regions on the map link to more information about the Native American cultures in that area written by scholars. Standard 5.5.1

Resource Type: Maps.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 3654

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