"Teach your children what we have taught our children
that the earth is our mother. What ever befalls the earth befalls
the sons and daughters of the earth. This we know. The earth
does not belong to us. We belong to the earth. This we know.
All things are connected-like the blood which unites one family.
All things are connected. What ever befalls the earth befalls
the sons and daughters of the earth. We did not weave the web
of life; we are merely a strand in it. Whatever we do to the
web, We do to ourselves".
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.
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.
Cherokee Indian Fact Sheet
Written for young people in search of Cherokee Indian information for school or home-schooling reports.
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.
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.
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.
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.
People of Silicon Valley
History of the Ohlone Indians who inhabited the south San Francisco
Bay region of California.
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.
The White Buffalo
Indian legend has it that all the peoples of the world will be
united with the return of the White Buffalo.
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.
Native American tribes have lived and thrived upon the North American landscape for thousands of years--long before there was a United States. Historically, about 500 distinct Native languages were spoken in North America.
Individual Native Tribes Including Alaska, Canada, the Caribbean, and North America (Listed in Alphabetical Order).
American Technology and Art
A topically organized educational web site emphasizing the Eastern
Woodland Indians region. Lots of directions for Indian crafts
This is the anglo version from the Jamestown Rediscovery site.
Compare to the Disney film.
This activity explores the role of the buffalo in the lives of
the American Indians of the northern plains. From the Smithsonian.
In 1830 the Congress of the United States passed the "Indian Removal Act." Although many Americans were against the act, most notably Tennessee Congressman Davy Crockett, it passed anyway.