Native American History
American Indian Kids - How Indian children were living at the time of the Spanish Conquest. Site for younger children. [Note: Site is blocked by some filters because "creatures are killed."]
Campfire Stories with George Caitlin - George was a mountain man and artist who painted the native Americans he encountered. This is a multimedia presentation from the SMithsonian that children will surely enjoy. Join us at the campfire.
Cherokee History in Georgia - With the encroachments of the whites beginning in 1721 (South Carolina), border wars with neighboring Indians, and disease, the Cherokee face a new life. To the Cherokee the world is crumbling.
Cornhusk Dolls - These dolls are based on Penobscot Dolls illustrated by Frank G. Speck in the mid-1900's. History, myths and crafting directions.
Flags of the Native Peoples of the United States - A far more extensive site than the name implies. Each flag page also has an history of the tribe. Each Indian tribe is a nation within the geographic boundaries of the United States.
Honoring the Animal Spirits -
In centuries past, Indians gave special powers to specific animals.
We still do this today. Notice advertisements and how they use
animals to help us think of speed and power or even silliness.
Indians and Colonists - Primitive man is believed to have arrived in Narragansett basin in the late Pleistocene, about 6500 B.C. From then until the English colonists came, fishing and hunting and local water transportation
in dugout canoes were the primary uses.
The Indians' Discovery of Columbus - The conquest of Mexico and the subsequent downfall of the Aztecs, not from a European standpoint but rather from the perspective of the Aztecs themselves.
Indigenous People of Silicon Valley - History of the Ohlone Indians who inhabited the south San Francisco Bay region of California.
An Introduction to the Creek Nation - Prior to the early 18th Century, most of Georgia was home to American Indians belonging to a southeastern alliance known as the Creek Confederacy. Today's Creek Nation, also known as the Muskogee, were the major tribe in that alliance.
Miracle, The White Buffalo - Indian legend has it that all the peoples of the world will be united with the return of the White Buffalo.
Native American Dwellings - Indian engineers designed their dwellings with materials they could easily get and that would withstand the local weather. Think about why each of these tribes built the houses they did for their climate.
Native American Information for Kids - Questions and answers about Native Americans in general, especially for kids, as well as information about specific tribes. From Native Languages of the Americas.
NativeTech: Native American Technology and Art - A topically organized educational web site emphasizing the Eastern Woodland Indians region. Lots of directions for Indian crafts and projects.
Pocahontas - This is the anglo version from the Jamestown Rediscovery site.
Tracking the Buffalo - This activity explores the role of the buffalo in the lives of the American Indians of the northern plains. From the Smithsonian.
Trail of Tears State Park - A good place to start exploring the story of the Cherokee Nation as they were relocated from their homelands, forced to walk a trail of 800 miles in the dead of winter. You may actually walk two miles of this trail in this park.