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AMERICAN INDIAN HISTORY

As told by American Indians

 

 

 

Read over one hundred History articles here:

 

History Told By American Indians

 

 

113 HISTORY LINKS BELOW

 

 

 

We prefer to learn American Indian history from American Indians.  Who can tell the stories better? 

 

Well, there's first hand from your relatives but there are those who might have lost touch with them over the years and can't locate them now.  In the mean time you can read through the hundreds of articles we have provided below.

 

It's not that we do not trust versions told by the dominate culture, though there are many examples of our history erroneously reported or deliberately altered to fit the invader's own views. 

 

Granted, many worthwhile texts are available from honest and well-intended scholars who attempt to truthfully report the past.  Most however, are woefully lacking in Spirit. Our stories are filled with Spirit because it gives them meaning and purpose. One must see a man's heart to know him. It is seldom we read versions of our history that touch the heart and inspire our children. Few public and private schools today teach 'real' American Indian history. Less than a handful teach it from the Indian perspective.  Why?

The telling of stories is the essence of our culture. We must respect our ancestors and learn their stories to keep our ways alive for the sake of our children's children.

Encourage schools in your area to emphasize American Indian history. Ask them to teach more than just Colonial and Indian Wars periods. Ask them to order books and other teaching material written from the Indian perspective! 

 

Is there nothing to learn from American Indian sciences of ecology, botany, astronomy, math or medicine? Is there nothing to learn from American Indian art, poetry, music and dance? Is there nothing to learn from our deep and enduring philosophy?

Speak to your local school board for the sake of our children and our Mother Earth.   Aho!

 


 

CP709- LIES MY TEACHER TOLD ME: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong 

by James Loewen

This national best seller and award winning book is one that "every teacher, ever student of history, every citizen should read." It is both a refreshing antidote to what has passed for history in our educational system and a one-volume education in itself.  Touchstone Books (September 1996) Indexed, black and white photographs. Illustrated Soft Cover, 384 pages ISBN: 0684818868   $15.95 

 

 

 


 

Storytelling preserved American Indian culture.  Elders endlessly repeated stories and tested children to insure accuracy for future generations. 

 

Storytelling is the strength of our enduring culture.

 

We understand that history is written by the victor and the history of the vanquished is forgotten.   There is no honor or glory in telling untruths.

 

Some misguided historians and ethnologists think our stories are mostly myth, fairytales told by a primitive, simple-minded people, discounting their authenticity and validity.   

 

Yet, nearly every primary and high school history text book today has hundreds of errors of fact.  This unfortunate truth is the result of so-called scholars who repeat what they find without verifying the facts.  To be in agreement with other historians seems to be far more important than discovering truth. 

 

We encourage you to discover history told by American Indians.   In many cases, it is far different from what they want everyone to believe. 

 


 

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NORTHEAST PLAINS NORTHWEST
ABENAKI NORTHERN ARAPAHO KALAMATH
CAYUGA NATION ASSINIBOINE KLALLAM (ELWHA)
DELAWARE CHEYENNE - NORTHERN KUIU THLING-GIT
IROQUOIS KIOWA Pictures KWAKIUTL
IROQUOIS CONSTITUTION MANDAN - 3 Affililated Tribes MAKAH NATION
LUMBEE

SIOUX

NEZ PERCE
MINGO    ASSINIBOINE SOUIX NOOTKA
MONTAUKETTS    CHEYENNE RIVER POMO
MOHAWK NATION    LAKOTA SIOUX SALISH/KOOTENAI
NANSEMOND    LAKOTA WOWAPI OTI SILETZ
ONEIDA    OGLALA SIOUX STEILACOOM
ONEIDA NATION of NY    PRAIRIE ISLAND  SUQUAMISH
ONONDAGA    SISSETON WAHPETON SWINOMISH
PAMUNKEY    STANDING ROCK SIOUX TSILHQOT'IN.
PENOBSCOT    WACCAMAW SIOUAN TRIBE TOLOWA
PEQUOT - Mashantucket GREAT BASIN WASHOE
POWHATAN CROW YAKAMA NATION
SENECA OMAHA- Indian Music WEST
SHINNECOCK UTE - SOUTHERN & OURAY CHUMASH
TUSCARORA & 6 Nations PAIUTE - SHOSHONE HUPA NATION
TUSCARORA - Southern SHOSHONE - Eastern MAIDU MECHOOPDA
WAMPANOAG SHOSHONE - Northwest MISSION INDIANS
West Virgina MONOCANS PLATEAU    CABAZON BAND
WIYOT KALISPEL    JUANENO BAND
SOUTHEAST NEZ PERCE- Neemeepoo    MIWOK FEDERATION
ALAMBAMA- Cosushatta SPOKANE KARUK Tribe of California
CATAWBA UMATILLA PAIUTE - Shoshone

CHEROKEE

WALLA WALLA PAIUTE - Warm Springs
   KEETOOWAH WARM SPRINGS YOKUTS - Tachi Yokut
   EASTERN BAND SOUTHWEST YOKUTS - Choinumni
   OKLAHOMA   COMANCHE - Language ALASKA
   SOUTHERN APACHE - JICARILLA ALASKAN TRIBES
   WESTERN WHITE MOUNTAIN APACHE  ALEUT
CHICKASAW COMANCHE - Language INUIT - NUNAYUT
CHOCTAW NATION - OK HOHOKAM INUPIAQ - INUPIAT
CHOCTAW NATION - MS HOPI TLINGIT and HAIDA
CREEK - Muskogee KIOWA - Pictures YUP'IK Tribe of Alaska
QUAPAW NATION OF OK NAVAJO - DINEH HAWIIAN ISLANDS
SEMINOLE NATION - OK PIMA - Gila River HAWIIAN NATIVES
SEMINOLE NATION - FL PIMA - Salt River CANADA
GREAT LAKES PUEBLO - SAN JUAN BLACKFEET NATION
MIAMI NATION PUEBLO - JAMEZ CHIPEWYAN
OJIBWE / CHIPPEWA PUEBLO - TAOS CREE
CHIPPEWA - CREE PRAIRIES MICMAC
HO-CHUCK NATION CADDO NATION MONTAGNAIS
OTTAWA - WIKWE ILLINOIS CONFEDERACY SEKANI
MENOMINEE Tribe KAW NATION OF OK TSATTINE
MENOMINEE Clans  IOWA TRIBE OF OK MEXICO
MOHEGAN PAWNEE NATION OF OK COAHUILTEC
MOHICAN - Stockbridge PEORIA TRIBE of OK CONCHO
POTAWATOMI - Citizens SAUK and FOX NATION OPATA
POTAWATOMI - Prairie EASTERN SHAWNEE TRIBE  CENTRAL AMERICA
SHAWNEE - United Tribes TONKAWA TRIBE AZTEC
WYANDOT -HURON WEA INDIANS MAYA - RABBIT MOON
WYANDOTTE - ANDERDON WICHITA & SALT RIVER PIMA SOUTH AMERICA
WYANADOTTE of OK IOWAY NATION INCA
MENDOTA & MDEWAKANTON
OSAGE NATION
 
 

 

 

 


 

 

THIS DAY IN NORTH AMERICAN INDIAN HISTORY: Events in the History of North America's Native Peoples
by Phil Konstantin 

Covers over four thousand important events involving the native peoples of North America in a unique day-by-day format, creating a compelling history spanning over 500 years. DaCapo Press; (October 15, 2002); Hardcover: 480 pages. 0306811707 $24.50 

  

Proceeds from book purchases go to support the nonprofit, cultural, educational and religious purposes of the Manataka American Indian Council.  Thank you for your support.

Notice: Occasionally books may be discontinued or out of stock without prior notice. With written permission, your order may be filled from the 'shelf'.  Shelf books are new, but some may be slightly discolored or sale tags may be still attached.   


 

 

FACING EAST FROM INDIAN COUNTRY: A Native History of Early America

by Daniel K. Richter 

A book by the Director of the McNeil Center for Early American Studies at the Uni. of Pennsylvania. A Fine copy bound in tan boards and black clothed tape spine lettered in gild. The fine dust jacket is colorfully illustrated with painting detail of The Landing of Henry Hudson by Robert Weir. Harvard University Press; January 2002 Hardcover: 320 pages. ISBN: 0674011171  $25.95  

Proceeds from book purchases go to support the nonprofit, cultural, educational and religious purposes of the Manataka American Indian Council.  Thank you for your support.

Notice: Occasionally books may be discontinued or out of stock without prior notice. With written permission, your order may be filled from the 'shelf'.  Shelf books are new, but some may be slightly discolored or sale tags may be still attached.   

 


 

500 NATIONS: An Illustrated History of American Indians
by Alvin M., Jr. Josephy

First Edition. Textbook.  The story of Native American leaders, customs, political systems, and ways of life, this is American history from the Native American perspective: friendship, betrayal, war, and ultimately, the loss of homeland. A companion volume to the CBS series produced by Kevin Costner, Jack Leustig, and James Wilson. Photos & Illustrations. Includes over 400 paintings, woodcuts, drawings, and photographs. 9-1/4x11. Soft Cover, 480 pp. ISBN: 0375703209  $39.99

Proceeds from book purchases go to support the nonprofit, cultural, educational and religious purposes of the Manataka American Indian Council.  Thank you for your support.

Notice: Occasionally books may be discontinued or out of stock without prior notice. With written permission, your order may be filled from the 'shelf'.  Shelf books are new, but some may be slightly discolored or sale tags may be still attached.   

 



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