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Native American History and Information

Learn more about the U.S. indigenous population! Source: Newark Public Library.

Electronic Resources


American-Indian History and Culture: An On-line Encyclopedia

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Fast access to 5000 years of culture, history and people through subject entries, biographies, primary source documents, maps and photographs. (This service was partially funded by the South Jersey Regional Library Cooperative.)

Recommended Websites

Indian Legends
http://www.indianlegend.com/
Many stories, arranged by tribe. For even more folklore, see http://www.americanfolklore.net/ee.html#2

 
Museum of Indian Culture
http://www.lenape.org
Lots of information about the people who inhabited New Jersey/Pennsylvania before colonists arrived here.

 
Map of North American Tribes
http://www.nativetech.org/clothing/regions/regions.html
When you click on the name of the tribe, you’ll find more information, nice pictures of traditional clothing.

 
Native American Crafts
http://www.native-languages.org/art.htm
Clothing, bead work, carvings, jewelry, drums, and more.

 
Native American History of Corn
http://www.nativetech.org/cornhusk/cornhusk.html
History and recipes.

 
Native American Mythology
http://www.pantheon.org/areas/mythology/americas/native_american/articles.html
Brief entries for tribes and legendary figures in the various North American traditions.
 

Native American Nations
http://www.nativeculturelinks.com/nations.html
“Links to pages that have either been set up by the nations themselves, or are pages devoted to a particular nation.”

Check out these books!

Indian Nations of North America - Anton Treuer
Call Number: 970.0049 IN
ISBN: 142620664X

 

 

 

0816039747Atlas of the North American Indian - Carl Waldman
Call Number: 970.004 WA
ISBN: 0816039747

 

 

 

naindianA Native American Encyclopedia - Barry M. Pritzker
Call Number: R970 PR
ISBN: 9780195138771

 

 

 

 

thenativeamericansThe Native Americans - William C. Sturtevant (Contribution by); Colin F. Taylor (Editor); Richard Collins (Editor)
Call Number: 970.004 NA
ISBN: 9781571452092

 

 

 

nareligionsNative American Religions - Bender Richardson White; Paula R. Hartz; Joanne O'Brien (Contribution by); Martin Palmer
Call Number: R 299.7 HA
ISBN: 9781604131116

 


 

indiannationsIndian Nations of North America - National Geographic Society Staff; Herman Viola (Foreword by); George Horsecapture (Introduction by); Rick Hill; Teri Frazier
Call Number: 970.0049 IN
ISBN: 9781426206641


 

 

Native American History for Dummies - Stephen J. Spignesi; Dorothy Lippert
Call Number: 970.004 LI
ISBN: 9780470148419


 

 

Encyclopedia of American Indian History - Bruce E. Johansen (Editor); Barry M. Pritzker (Editor)
Call Number: 970.004 EN
ISBN: 1851098178

 

 


 

Do All Indians Live in Tipis? - National Museum of the American Indian Staff; Rick West (Foreword by); Wilma P. Mankiller (Introduction by)
Call Number: 970.004 DO
ISBN: 9780061153013

 


 

 

Recommended Ebooks

 French and Indian War

 UXL Encyclopedia of Native American Tribes

Recommended Videos

500 nations [videorecording] Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video, c2004. Call # DVD 970.004 FIV

Comanche warriors [videorecording] / the History Channel New York, NY : A & E Television Networks, c2010. Call # DVD 978.004 COM

Great Indian leaders & nations [videorecording] Chicago, IL : Questar, c2007. Call # DVD 970.004 GRE

Indian warriors [videorecording] the untold story of the Civil War New York, NY : A & E Television Networks, c2007. Call # DVD 973.74 IND

Native American legends [videorecording] United States : A & E Home Video, c2008. Call # DVD 398.097 NAT

The trail of tears. Cherokee Legacy [videorecording] Dallas, TX : Rich - Heape Films, c2006. Call # DVD 975.004 TRA

True whispers [videorecording] the story of the Navajo code talkers Alexandria, VA : PBS Home Video, c2002. Call # DVD 940.5403 TRU

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