Native American Arts & Culture
Native American Literature
- Circle of Stories
Explores Native American storytelling and storytellers through documentary film, photography, art, and music.
- Storytellers: Native American Authors Online
This "Native Wiki" site contains information on Native American poets and novelists, including contemporary Abenaki, Anishinaabe, Blackfeet, Cherokee, Choctaw, Iroquois, Lakota / Dakota, Muscogee / Creek, Navajo, Osage, and Pueblo writers.
- Native American Authors
From the Internet Public Library. Information on contemporary Native American authors with bibliographies of their published works, biographical information, and links to online resources including interviews, online texts, and tribal websites.
The National Book Award winner's official website, which includes his biography, essays, and articles.
- Writing Tricksters: Mythic Gambols in American Ethnic Literature (e-book)
Jeanne Rosier Smith celebrates the Native American trickster and traces its influences in American ethnic literatures. Her thesis is that the trickster figure is a unique American phenomenon that "combines tradition and change and makes an ideal agent for a politically engaged, visionary art" found in multicultural literatures.
- Indians/Native Americans
Links to American history resources relating to Native Americans; from the National Archives Library Information Center (ALIC).
- Chaco Canyon
About Chacoan/Anasazi culture, the great kivas, and the inspiration behind the poem "Kiva at Chaco Canyon." For more photos and info also check out the Chaco Culture National Historical Park page.
- The Hexagon, the Solstice and the Kiva
Chris Hardaker discusses studies on the geometric design types found in the Chaco Canyon kivas and asserts there exists a remarkable coincidence between design and astronomy.
- Code Talkers
Page by Harrison Lapahie Jr., son of Harrison Lapahie, a World War II Navajo Code Talker. Features the original code, the Navajo Marine Hymn, and links to other Code Talker sites.
First Nations Tribal Collection of the Southern Oregon Digital Archives
Documents, books, and articles relating to the indigenous peoples of southwestern Oregon and northern California, including the Coos, Hupa, Karuk, Klamath, Modoc, Takelma, Shasta, Siuslaw, Cow Creek Band of Umpqua, Yahooskin, and Yurok nations.
- First People
An educational site on the first people of Turtle Island, or the Americas and Canada. Thank you to First People for their generous offering of beautiful Native American images and clip art, which are included on this website.
News & Current Events
- Indian Country Today
A nation-wide American Indian news service owned and operated by the Oneida Nation. With coverage of current events, analysis, and commentary on American Indian issues.
Reznet: Reporting from Native America
Reznet, an online newspaper for Native America employs 30 Native American college students nationwide, most graduates of the Freedom Forum's American Indian Journalism Institute, as reporters, editors, photographers, copy editors, and multimedia journalists to cover their tribal communities or colleges. Articles, multimedia, blogs, arts, film, music, culture, and current issues affecting the Native American community.
Resources for Indigenous Cultures around the World
Where Was the Maya Civilization in Mel Gibson's Apocalypto?
Gerardo Aldana, Professor of Ancient Mesoamerica, Department of Chicano Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara, asserts that "To the many scholars around the country who are familiar with the intricate and complex legacy of the Maya, Mel Gibson's new film is an affront and embarrassment to that history."
- Native American Images
Illustrations from rare books, pamphlets, journals, pulp magazines,
newspapers, and ephemera from the Bancroft Library.
- The Edward S. Curtis Collection: Photographs of Native Americans
The early 20th-century photographer embarked on "The North American Indian Project," a thirty-year effort he described as a goal "to form a comprehensive and permanent record of all the important tribes of the United States and Alaska that still retain to a considerable degree their customs and traditions." From the Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Reading Room.
Kiowa Drawings - National Anthropological Archives
Digital collection includes works of art on buffalo hide and contemporary works on paper. Historically important are those by Kiowa men who were imprisoned at Fort Marion in the 1870s and those by "The Kiowa Five," a group of artists who studied at the University of Oklahoma in the twentieth century.
- Cheryl Yellowhawk
The Sioux artist now lives in Florida, but was a longtime resident of New Mexico. She was influenced by the physical geography and the spiritual visibility of the Native American peoples in New Mexico, and her use of bright vivid color and imagery depicts her excitement of line and form in capturing the spirituality of women and landscape. She works in oils, pastels, and a variety of other media.
- The Eagle's Nest
A unique shop based in Washington state that offers authentic Native American Northwest art, including Coast Salish, Haida, Cowichan, Athabascan and Navajo artists. Thank you to Eagle's Nest for use on this webiste of their beautiful image of a Coast Salish wood-carved Kingfisher.
Native American Languages
- TurtleIsland.Org's Native American Languages Page
Translate English into the following languages: Mohawk,
Ojibwe, Blackfoot, Cheyenne, Inuit, Naskapi. Online Cree Dictionary; Using Technology for the Mohawk Language; Lipian Apache Songs. Listen to greetings in Oneida, Cayuga, Cherokee, and many other native languages, including Aboriginal Languages of Australia.
Culture, Myth, & Folklore
- Native American Images
A web "magazine" devoted to the images, sights, sounds, stories, and songs of Native America; with many video essays. The site's author also invites visitors to download images from the picture galleries.
Native American Spirituality
Religious Tolerance.org's page on Native American spirituality, including the Restorationist movement's view of Native American origins; development of Aboriginal cultures; adsorption of Native beliefs; and beliefs of Native American tribes, from the Arctic to the Southwest.
Links updated on September 2, 2010