History and Culture :
Native American Tribe Battles to Keep Land - Text + Audio + Pictures - 22 April 2018
"Money from casinos has lifted many Native American tribal economies and made some tribes rich.
But the road to casino riches can be rocky, as the Mashpee Wampanoag tribe of Massachusetts has discovered."
Life in the Native American oil protest camps - with PHOTOS - 2 September 2016
"An Indian reservation in North Dakota is the site of the largest gathering of Native Americans in more than 100 years. Indigenous people from across the US are living in camps on the Standing Rock reservation as they protest the construction of a new oil pipeline. As a result, a new community has emerged.
The BBC's Charlie Northcott went to North Dakota to meet the protesters and discover what goes on in camp."
National Museum of the American Indian in Washington DC and New York
The National Museum of the American Indian "is part of the Smithsonian Institution and is dedicated to the life, languages, literature, history, and arts of the Native Americans of the Western Hemisphere. It has three facilities: the National Museum of the American Indian on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., which opened on September 21, 2004, on Fourth Street and Independence Avenue, Southwest; the George Gustav Heye Center, a permanent museum in New York City; and the Cultural Resources Center, a research and collections facility in Suitland, Maryland."
- First Nations: A 2011 Retrospective of the Year’s News (indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com)
The Cherokee Trail of Tears (1838-1839)
"The Cherokee Nation was present in the United States for hundreds of years prior to the arrival of Europeans in the fifteenth century.
Residing in the southeastern part of the United States, the Cherokee culture was highly developed and peaceful."
- with in-depth/informative links
History - PowerPoint Presentations (pppst.com)
Explorers - Civil War - Government -
Native Americans - Industrial/Immigration - Geography
Colonial Times - Great Depression - Patriotic Symbols -
Revolutionary War - Civil Rights - Multicultural -
Western Expansion - World Wars - Many More
Indians Today (teachervision.fen.com)
- Who is an Indian?
- Why are Indians sometimes referred to as Native Americans?
- How does one trace Indian ancestry and become a member of a tribe?
- What is a federally recognized tribe?
Pueblo Cultural Center (N'oubliez pas de mettre le
"Dedicated to the preservation and perpetuation of Pueblo Indian
Culture, History and Art.
The Indian Pueblo Cultural Center is your Gateway to the 19
Pueblos of New Mexico."
- First Nations
Histories (Brief descriptions) :
Abenaki | Acolapissa | Algonkin | Bayougoula | Beothuk | Catawba |
Cherokee | Chickasaw | Chitimacha | Comanche | Delaware | Erie | Houma
| Huron | Illinois | Iroquois | Kickapoo | Mahican | Mascouten | Massachusett
| Mattabesic | Menominee | Metoac | Miami | Micmac | Mohegan | Montagnais
| Narragansett | Nauset] Neutrals | Niantic] Nipissing | Nipmuc |
Ojibwe | Ottawa | Pennacook | Pequot | Pocumtuc | Potawatomi | Sauk
and Fox | Shawnee | Susquehannock | Tionontati | Tsalagi | Wampanoag
| Wappinger | Wenro | Winnebago |
American Groups (Native American Territories)
- Native American
with Habitat - Homes - Dress - Food Customs - Tools/ Weapons - Art
- Famous Native Americans
American Indians - (historylink101)
"connects you to the best of Art, Daily Life, Maps, Pictures, and
- Show Examines Native American Imagery in US Culture - Text + Audio + Pictures - 23 February 2018
"The exhibit, called “Americans,” opened last month at the National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C.
It explores the use of American Indian imagery over the years."
- Photos Show Today’s Native Americans - Text + Audio + Photos - 18 October 2015
"Matika Wilbur has a goal that will take her across the United States.
She plans to photograph every federally recognized Native American tribe in the country.
She hopes that her photographs will help end the many stereotypes Americans and others worldwide have of native people."
Activities TO PRINT :
Lesson plans :
Enseigner avec un vidéoprojecteur en classe,
par Jean-Pierre Palasse (formateur TICE
et anglais - IUFM de Bourgogne)
La maquette de cours 'Guessit' permet de mettre en scène
quelques écrans servant de support à l'expression
orale des élèves.
C'est l'enseignant qui dirige la présentation des données
iconographiques et textuelles, à partir d'un ordinateur relié
à un vidéoprojecteur, en mode local ou en direct sur
le web. Il dispose de caches d'information qui incitent à
la réflexion (ex texte à trous à compléter
par un cliquer/glisser ou départ de phrases à construire),
qui favorisent l'expression orale, en commun en classe.
Un module de cette maquette, dont les textes sont affichés
en gros caractères pour être lus de tous, permet aussi
d'utiliser un espace d'écriture numérique pour résumer
les idées essentielles, afficher l'orthographe d'un mot et
même mémoriser et redistribuer sous forme de fichiers
plus tard, ce qui a été dit et noté en commun,
Voici un cours sur 'Native
American Indians'. Comme les autres maquettes, celle-ci
est personnalisable, si on possède quelques connaissances
techniques. Voir les fichiers d'aide.
Americans/First People - Lesson Plans &
- with a Comparison Chart : Indian
Way of Life vs European Way of Life
Indians - a webquest (Ac. Rouen) :
Origins of North American Indians - The Indian Cultures
- Indian Tribes - Homes and shelters - Clothing and food -
'The Trail of Tears' - Indian chiefs and heroes - The Battle of Wounded
Knee - Pow-wows
Stories / Literature :
- Tony Hillerman (1925 - 2008)
"was an award-winning American author of detective novels and non-fiction works best known for his Navajo Tribal Police mystery novels.
Some of his works were made into big-screen and television movies."
- Circle of Stories
"Circle of Stories uses documentary film, photography, artwork and music to honor and explore Native American storytelling.
True Pride Reality - a song
"True Pride Reality is a music video by hip hop mc Melodic Soul feat. In The Woods.
The video portrays and explains Native American struggles and contemporary issues involving assimilation.
True Pride Reality was shot in Big Pine, California and captures the beautiful scenery of the Eastern Sierra Nevada Mountain Range.
The song has hard hitting lyrics and gives a strong voice to young Native Americans. Directed by Echota Cheyenne Killsnight."
Creek Mary's Blood by Nightwish from the film "Into the West" (YouTube)
+ the lyrics (music-lyrics-chord.com)
"Wandering on Horizon Road
Following the trail of tears
White man came
Saw the blessed land
We cared, you took
You fought, we lost
Not the war but an unfair fight
Sceneries painted beautiful in blood"
Cherokee - Trail of Tears (YouTube)
+ the lyrics (sing365.com)
"The white mans greed, in search of gold
Made the nation bleed
They lost their faith
And now they hade to learn
There was no place to return
Nowhere they could turn.
Cherokee - marching on the trail of tears."
Reservation sung by Don Fardon
"They took the whole Indian nation
put us on this reservation
took away our way of life
tomahawk and the prairie-knife...
Although they've changed our ways of old
they'll never change our heart and soul"
- with a
slide show (YouTube)
or Indian Reservation
or Cherokee Nation
by Neil Young
VIDEOS / ANIMATIONS :
Films Explore Native Peoples, Culture Conflict - Text + Audio + Video - 1 June 2015
"A film festival in Los Angeles, California features films about indigenous peoples and cultures.
The films show efforts to teach native languages, continue arts such as dance, and gain justice for native people.
People of various backgrounds use film to share their ideas about preserving cultures."
The Activist (2014)
"A political thriller during the Wounded Knee insurrection in 1973. Two activist are arrested and maintain in custody in a sheriff's office.
They will meet a Nixon advisor, a lawyer, a senator and a movie star who is also an activist. Feb 2013 will be the 40Th anniversary of the insurrection..."
How Hollywood stereotyped the Native Americans
- We Shall Remain "is a five-part, 7.5 hour documentary series about the history of Native Americans spanning the 17th century to the 20th century."
- Grey Owl "is a 1999 biopic directed by Richard Attenborough and starring Pierce Brosnan in the role of real life British schoolboy
turned Indian trapper "Grey Owl," Archibald Belaney (1888–1938), and Annie Galipeau as his wife Anahareo, with brief appearances
by Graham Greene and others. The screenplay was written by William Nicholson.
PLOT : "The British Belaney, who grew up fascinated by Native American culture, left the United Kingdom for Canada in the early 1900s,
where he became 'Grey Owl', living in the wild as a trapper. Eventually, Belaney becomes an environmentalist after renouncing trapping."
Grey Owl: Canada's great conservationist and imposter (BBC)
Grey Owl Biography (virtualsk.com)
- The New World "is a 2005 American and British romantic historical drama film written and directed by Terrence Malick, depicting the founding of the Jamestown, Virginia settlement and inspired by the historical figures Captain John Smith and Pocahontas. The cast includes Colin Farrell..."