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Native Peoples of the American West

This section of WestWeb provides information about Native Americans in the West. Under Texts you will find examples of primary texts, such as the texts of treaties and literary works, or secondary texts, such as critical essays or historical studies. Under Resources, you will find biographies of Western Native Americans as well as other resources, such as bibliographies and teaching materials, tribe homepages, and archives. Under Links to Other Sites, you will find a collection of links to sites dealing with various issues in Native American history, such as interaction with settlers. Finally, under Images, you will find both general collections which include some images of Native American history and direct links to pictures available online.

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Primary Texts Secondary Texts

Primary Texts

  • The Cherokee Nation v. Georgia (1831).
  • Documents of the Sand Creek Massacre (1864), from the European perspective.
  • Charles Alexander Eastman (1858-1939), Indian Boyhood.
  • Chief Joseph of the Nez Percé, Selected Statements and Speeches (1877-79).
  • Meriwether Lewis and William Clark, Journals of Lewis and Clark.
  • Amy Lowell, Songs of the Pueblo Indians.
  • Red Horse, The Battle of Little Bighorn: An Eyewitness Account by the Lakota Chief Red Horse recorded in pictographs and text at the Cheyenne River Reservation (1881).
  • Leslie Marmon Silko, "Fences Against Freedom," from Hungry Mind Review and "In The Combat Zone," from Hungry Mind Review.
  • The Letters and Journals of Narcissa Whitman (1836-47).
  • Zitkala-Sa [aka Gertrude Simmons Bonnin] (1876-1938):
    Old Indian Legends, Impressions of an Indian Childhood, An Indian Teacher Among Indians, The School Days of an Indian Girl, Why I Am a Pagan, The Soft-Hearted Sioux [Illust.], The Trial Path [Illust.]
  • Northwest Resistance Digitization Project: A Database of Materials Held by the University of Saskatchewan Libraries
  • Our Elders: Interviews With Saskatchewan Elders.

  • Secondary Texts

  • Andrew Wiget, "A Talk Concerning First Beginnings: Teaching Native American Oral Literature," from The Heath Anthology

  • Resources

    Tribal Homepages Archival Resources Bibliographical and Teaching Resources Biographical Resources

    Tribal Homepages

  • Native American Home Pages
  • Nez Percé
  • Indian Pueblos
  • Lakota Wowapi Ot Kin, Sioux Home Page

  • Archival Resources

  • Native American Documents Project, California State University-San Marcos.
  • Native American Poetry On-line.
  • While not really an online archive, the Yamada Language Center provides information about numerous world languages, including indigeneous languages of the American West. Also see: The Human Languages Page.
  • California Indian Library Collections
  • Pueblo Pottery exhibition, Internet Public Library.

  • Bibliographical and Teaching Resources

  • Native Americans in Film and Television: A Bibliography of Materials in the UC Berkeley Library.
  • Resources in Race and Ethnic Studies
  • A Sociology Guy's Anthropology Links
  • American West: Multicultural Perspectives

  • Biographical Resources

  • A brief biography of Ghost Dance prophet Wovoka

  • Links to Other Sites

    General Native American History Links Western Native American History Links

    General Native American History Links

  • The Native Web
  • Aboriginal Super Information Highway
  • Native Links
  • Native American Net Server
  • American Indian College Fund
  • American Indian Summer Institute
  • Movies, Race, and Ethnicity from UC Berkeley library.
  • Native American Electronic Text Resources
  • California State University's Native American Sites.
  • A University of Arizona site examining Anthropology on the WWW
  • Native American Health History Database

  • Western Native American History Links

  • Navajo Ceremonials
  • Leonard Peltier Defense Committee
  • A site about the Dawes Severalty Act
  • California Indian Library Collections
  • "Who Killed William Robinson?": Race, Justice, and Settling the Land in the North American West.

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