Teacher Resources for 2009
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Native American Arts
Museum Websites of Native American Cultures
Web resources: a search for stories
- Indian Legends website has stories shared by multiple nations.
- Native American Links has an index of additional resources. At this site you can view Joe Zeller’s Native American images. You can search the Native American gallery, research groups and visit the River Trading Post to hear an artist/maker of Kachinas talk about their meaning.
- The Indigenous People website tells a Hopi story about the courting of a maiden and the children of the noisy mockingbird who won with the contest to make the dawn appear with the help of his friend the great Thunderbird.
- Coyote Brings Fire: Native American - Karok, retold by Oban
- Native American poetry and stories
Apache (related to Navajo linguistically)
Cherokee and Sioux
Pueblo People [Including the Hopi]
- Explore the Hopi people.
- Northern Arizona University website: images of the Colorado plateau with many Hopi images.
- Indian Pueblo Cultural Center represents 19 Pueblos of New Mexico: Acoma, Cochiti, Isleta, Jemez, Laguna, Nambe, Ohkay Owingeh, Picuris, Pojoaque, Sandia, San Felipe, San Ildefonso, Santa Ana, Santa Clara, Santo Domingo, Taos, Tesque, Zia, Zuni.
- Kachina images collected by Joseph Kriss and donated to the museum in flagstaff Arizona
- Carnegie Mellon Hopi Website: Katsinas
- New Mexico Tourism Board
Other Native Americans
Native American Lessons
TV, Films, Books
- The American Experience and the web companion to the PBS history series includes features on a range of Native Americans and events in American history.
- The American Experience archives also have biographies of important Native American Leaders such as Sitting Bull, Crazy Horse and historic events such as Custer’s defeat: The Last Stand At Little Big Horn.
- The Turner-Pictures movie "Tecumseh, The Last Warrior" is based on James Alexander Thom's book, Panther in the Sky.
- First Nation’s Histories can be searched.
- Oyate Website: books for pre-school and older.
- From Navaho Folk Tales by Franc Johnson Newcomb, Wheelwright Museum, and Karen Strom.
- Index of Native American Resources: A discussion based on the River Junction Curly version of the Blessingway story as found in Blessingway by Leland C. Wyman and Diné bahané by Paul G. Zolbrod copyright 1984 Paul G. Zolbrod, University of New Mexico Press.
- Storytellers: Native American Authors Online: a self-governed listing of poets and authors.
- Full Circle Videos: Native American Art, Cultures, and Music and Written Heritage Books, Magazines, Etc. offers "Into the Circle": an hour-long video introduction to the powwow and dance styles, featuring interviews with elders, dancers, and singers. Includes photographs and "eyewitness accounts" to offer historical perspective. Also a 30-minute DVD, "Jingle Dress" for $19.95 and much more.
- Wacipi Powwow Teacher’s Guide from the Minnesota Centuries Video and Teacher's Guide Series including Jingle Dancing (related to production of Wacipi powwow documentary). Photo with one of the traditional stories and discussion of dance style.
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- Birmingham Civil Rights Institute The museum's Complete Collections Guide is a treasure trove of letters, photos, press clippings, and pamphlets: a literal scrapbook of the Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s and '60s. The museum houses the 56 Alabamian oral histories recorded by Duke University's "Behind the Veil" researchers, as well as 300 interviews from its own oral history project that are available in audio, video, and transcript form.
- Behind the Veil - Documenting African American Life in the Jim Crow South
- Civil Rights Documentation Project -
The University of Southern Mississippi's Center for Oral History and Cultural Heritage showcases Tougaloo College's collection of approximately 40 oral histories. The site also includes a timeline with audio.
- Separate is not Equal, from the Smithsonian, National Museum of American History
- PBS Eyes on the Prize - this website complements a seven part DVD
- Martin Luther King Research and Education Institute
- Voices of Civil Rights - This site is a joint project of AARP, the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights (LCCR), and the Library of Congress. Lists organizations that maintain oral history collections related to civil rights. Most
of the collections are available online.
- ThinkQuest offers imagined interviews of important figures in the Civil Right Movement and timelines.
- National Civil Rights Museum - teacher resources
- Bates, Daisy. The Long Shadow of Little Rock. David McKay Company, 1962. This book recounts the struggle of the pioneers in desegregation in Little Rock Arkansas in 1957.
- Beals, Melba. Warriors Don’t Cry. New York: Pocket Books, 1964. This is a soul searching memoir by one of the Little Rock Nine.
- Coles, Robert. Children of Crisis: A Study of Courage and Fear. Boston: Little Brown and Company. 1965.
This book gives details from a long term study of how children handled the onset of desegregation of schools.
- Friese, Kai. Rosa Parks and The Movement Organize. New Jersey: Simon and Schuster, 1990.
This book is a biographical sketch of Ms. Parks. It focuses on that fateful day in Montgomery when she refused to give up her seat on the bus.
- Hampton, Henry and Steve Fayer. Voices of Freedom. New York: Bantam Books, 1991. This book highlights personal accounts of the civil rights movement.
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