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Native History Links with categories, descriptions and historical tidbits. Please use the "find" helper on your browser to find resource links to a particular tribe. To submit links for possible inclusion on this resource, see Contact Us.

EDITOR'S NOTE: The descriptions of links at Native History are categorized to aid in your research. We have also attempted to provide some tidbits of historical information that may not always be found within that website. At the time these sites were reviewed, they met the requirements of our Editorial Board. If you have any problems with a link, or if the content no longer appears to be suitable for inclusion in our magazine, please let us know.

A Line in the Sand
(Multi-Tribal Cultural)
This link is listed first because it starts with "A". It is also listed first because because "A Line in the Sand" is about debunking the stereotypical Indian and protecting the cultural property of indigenous peoples. One of the things you'll learn here is how a "nickel" helped stereotype American Indians.

American Indians and the Natural World
(Multi-Tribe Resource - Focus on Hopi, Haudenosaunee (Iroquois), Lakota and Tlingit)
Presented by the Carnegie Museum of Natural History, the site' lives up to its own description: "The Carnegie Museum of Natural History offers a range of educational programming related to the Alcoa Foundation Hall of American Indians. Resources for schools and groups include tours, classes, outreach programs, and special publications. Most programs can be custom-designed to meet the needs of a specific group. A comprehensive guide to museum programs for schools and groups is available from the Division of Education at (412)622-3283 or online at The Division of Education's Web page.

(Multi-Tribe and Shawnee Resource)
Tecumseh was a Shawnee, born of a Cherokee mother. He attempted to create an alliance of all the tribes east of the Mississippi to stop encroachment into Indian lands. At the Ohio History Central site, you'll find a brief biography and a history of his efforts. Students at the Sophomore level and above might like to speculate on how life in the United States would be if Tecumseh had been successful. His name is more properly pronounced Tecumtha.

American Indians of the Pacific Northwest
(Multi-Tribe Resource)
This is a direct link through "American Memory," at the online version of the Library of Congress. It will take you directly to information and photographs regarding Pacific Northwest Native Americans. See the Articles section of Native History for information on tribal distribution.

Bureau of Indian Affairs
(Multi-Tribe Resource)
The Bureau of Indian Affairs is part of the United States Department of the Interior and oversees certain aspects of federally recognized tribes in the United States. When first created, the BIA was part of the U.S. War Department. This is the spot to verify names of federally-recognized tribes and tribes or groups that have applied for recognition.

British Columbia History
(Multi-Tribe Resource)
Please remember that most Indian tribes traveled, if not continuously, at certain times of the year. Tribes crossed and recrossed the area now designated as the Canada-United States border. If you are researching one of the northern tribes, your search will encompass both countries. This side is the index for British Columbia information from Agriculture to to Women's history. There is a large selection of links to information on First Nations-Aboriginal-Native-Indian-Metis History in British Columbia.

Canada's First Nations
(Multi-Tribe Resource)
From the Department of History, University of Calgary, and Red Deer College in Alberta, this site is a "multimedia tutorial" about the First Nations of Canada. Persons of aboriginal descent in Canada are usually categorized as "status, non-status, Metis, off-reserve and on-reserve". The Elders Council has observed that the Canadian government appears to have put forth an effort to provide information on all of that country's indigenous peoples -- and regrets that such efforts seem to be lacking in most other countries, particularly during the United Nations "Decade of Indigenous Peoples." (Ends 2004).

Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma
(Tribe Specific)
This is the official website of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma, the descendants of the people who walked the Trail of Tears which began in 1838. The Cherokee are the largest tribe in the United States, according U.S. census records. You'll find Cherokee language aids and information on how to obtain applications for enrollment as well as current news of the nation.

Chippewa (See Ojibwe)

Huron (See Winnebago)

Index of Native American Resources on the Internet
(Multi-Tribe Resource)
Part of the WWW Virtual Library, this is a great starting point to diverse areas of topics including culture, health, history, language and indigenous knowledge. Like Native History Magazine, sites are pre-screened before addition to the data base links.

Virtual Museum of Metis History and Culture
(Intertribal Resource)
A systematic look at Metis history and culture--a comprehensive attempt to chronicle Metis history and culture on the web. Contains a wealth of primary documents, oral history interviews, photographs, and archival documents. The first Metis were created when the first Eastern Hemisphere non-aborginal mated with an aboriginal of the Western Hemisphere.

Native American Authors
(Multi-Tribe Resource)
The Internet Public Library has provided a very useful tool for information on Native American authors and their works. Quoting from the web page on this topic, the IPL says "This website provides information on Native North American authors with bibliographies of their published works, biographical information, and links to online resources including interviews, online texts and tribal websites. Currently the website primarily contains information on contemporary Native American authors, although some historical authors are represented." You can browse the listings by author, by book title or by tribe.

(Multi-Tribe Resource)
A source for Native American "technology" from bead work and crafts to leather working and recipes. You can build a canoe or learn to finger weave a Metis sash here.

Native Web
(Multi-Tribe Resource)
Here you'll find categories that include arts and humanities, business, historical material, language and linguistics, law and legal issues, libraries and collections, organizations, science, and society and culture. The Elders Council considers Native Web one of the best overall Native American-resource sites on the Internet.

Ojibwe (Chippewa)
(Tribe Specific)
The Ojibwe and the Chippewa are the same people. The term "Ojibwe" is most often used in Canada. You will also find the tribe name spelled "Ojibwa" at various sources. Moving south and west over the centuries, by 1800 Ojibwe were living in Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Michigan, Minnesota, Michigan, North Dakota, Illinois, Indiana, and Ohio. According to the author of this site, no other tribe has ever come close to controlling so vast an area as the Ojibwe did at this time.You will find an extremely well researched history of the Ojibwe People and their culture. We hope the author, Lee Sultzman, will continue to make this site grow. For more information on tribal names and their meanings, see the "Articles" section of Native History

U.S. Code Title 25
(Multi-Tribe Resource)
U.S. Code Title 25 contains most, but not all, laws in the United States covering Native American Indian tribes. An understanding of the laws and its affects on native people goes a long way to understanding both the past and the present. Recommended for high school seniors and college students.

(Tribe Specific)
This spot is dedicated to Winnebago history, language and culture beginning with the early 1600s. The homeland of the Winnebago was between Green Bay and Lake Winnebago in northeast Wisconsin, however, the tribe also dominated the area from Upper Michigan south to present-day Milwaukee and extending west to the Mississippi River.

Wyandot Nation of Kansas
(Tribe Specific)
The Official web site of the Wyandot Nation of Kansas. The Wyandot and the Hurons are the same people. The Wyandot Nation of Kansas is made up of those Wyandot formerly known as "absentee" or "citizen class" Indians. That means the Bureau of Indian Affairs took away this group's status as a federally-recognized tribe, basically saying the people no longer exist. They have petitioned the BIA for federal recognition. For more information on tribal names and their meanings, see the "Articles" section of Native History.

Wyandot Nation of Oklahoma
(Tribe Specific)
The Official web site of the Wyandotte Nation of Oklahoma.
(Multi-Tribal, Multi-Cultural)
This organization is making a strong effort to provide primary source historical books and documents on the web and making them available at no cost to you, the reader. You'll read words as they were written, from the perspective of the writer and the world they lived in at the time. Read them with your brain engaged.