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Tribes
The Seminole Tribe of Florida is a Federally Recognized Indian Tribe, the only tribe in America who never signed a peace treaty

Traditional Stories
American Indian Literary Text Resources - Provides links to dozens of contemporary Native American works available online.

Bibliography of Books on Native American Women - Bibliography put together by Women's History ALIVE.

Electronic Text Center: Native Americans - Largest collection of 19th- and 20th-century Native American literature available online; also includes literary pieces about Native Americans.

If the Legends Fade - Fact-based account of a Yuchi Indian girl's solitary walk from Indian Territory in Oklahoma back to Alabama, her native homeland, in the 1830s.

Internet Public Library: Native American Authors - Provides information on Native North American authors with bibliographies of their published works, biographical information, and links to online resources including interviews, online texts and tribal web sites.

Joseph Bruchac: A Short Biography - Discusses the author's background and inspirations for writing Native American works. Includes bibliography, interview transcript and forum board archive.

Native American Authors - Biography, bibliography and online e-texts of writings by selected Native American authors. Large tribally diverse list of authors represented.

Native American Books - Reviews of books by and about Native Americans.

Native American Literature - Acrhives from USC chronicling the history of indigenous literature. With links.

Native American Playwrights - Site provides information on Contemporary Native American Theatre and an Alpha Listing of Native Playwrights and their works.

Paul, Daniel - Mi'kmaq author's homepage includes photographs, historical background, and information about his books.

The Poetry Of nila northSun - Introduction and guide to the poetry of Shoshone-Chippewa poet: includes biography, two poems, and links.

The Red Road - A pathway into Native American literature including native authored poems, essays, and student papers.

Red Thunder - Official site for David Matheson, Coeur d'Alene author. Features biographical information, tribal history, author appearances, reviews, contact and ordering information.

Side Canyon's Native Author List - Introduces Native authors, provides excerpts from their works, and offers ordering links.

Six Nations Writers - Native storytellers of today that share a common literary goal to carry on their ancestral storytelling tradition through their written words.

Songs of the Pueblo Indians - Collection of Southwest Indian songs and prayers.

Storytellers: Native American Authors Online - Author's biographies, statements, poetry and stories, essays, and bookstores for their work. Over 40 Native American authors are represented.

Voices from the Gaps - Biographies, writings, and links about American and Canadian female authors of color.

 

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Museums
Abbe Museum - Focus on Maine's Native American history, culture, art and archaeology

American Indian Culture Research Center - Research center and museum on Northern Plains Native Americans, located at Blue Cloud Abbey in northeast South Dakota.

American Indian Genocide Museum - Provides a mission statement, a list of the board of directors, documents, photos and events, a membership form, and details of donations. Visitation to location in Houston, Texas, United States by appointment only.

Amerind Foundation Museum and Archaeological Research Facility - Mission is to educate and inform the public about American Indian prehistory and history. Exhibits range from anthropology and archaeology to fine arts.

asAnazi Heritage Center - A federal repository for artifacts and museum of archaeology in the Four Corners.

Antelope Valley Indian Museum - In the 1980s, the State Parks designated the museum to represent cultures of the western Great Basin.

California Indian Museum and Cultural Center - The museum is being developed by the National Indian Justice Center (NIJC), Indian owned and operated nonprofit corporation.

Cherokee National Museum - Located in Tahlequah, OK and houses the Cherokee National Archives, the official Archives of the Cherokee Nation, and library.

Chiefswood National Historic Site - The home of Pauline Johnson, daughter of a Mohawk chief and poetess. Includes hours, admission, events, gift shop, photos, map and directions. Located in Ohsweken, Ontario, Canada.

Chumash Indian Interpretive Center - Located on wilderness property in Thousand Oaks, California and dedicated to the Chumash People native to Southern California, both historically and culturally through a visual, verbal and hands on experience.

Davistown museum - Exhibits on Native American history and culture.

Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art - Museum dedicated to the appreciation and understanding of American Indian and western art and the many cultures of North America.

Frisco Native American Museum and Natural History Center - A non-profit educational foundation created for the purpose of preserving Native American artifacts, art, and culture and located on Hatteras Island on the Outer Banks of North Carolina.

Indian City USA - Located near Anadarko, Oklahoma, with tour of the life-size villages.

Indian Pueblo Cultural Center - Museum features exhibits on the culture and heritage of the Pueblo Indians of New Mexico.

Iroquois Indian Museum - Iroquois art, past and present, located in Howes Cave, NY.

Karl-May-Museum - Contains over 850 items depicting the life and culture of the Indians of North America. Includes hours, guided tours and directions. Located in Radebeul, Germany. [English and German].

Kaw Mission, Kansas State Historical Society - Located in Council Grove, Kansas and was built in 1850 as a mission school for children of the Kansa Tribe.

Koshare Museum - Preserves and interprets Native American culture, with a primary focus on art and artifacts of the Southwest and Plains Indians.

Lost City Museum - Built by the National Park Service to exhibit artifacts that were being excavated from Pueblo Grande de Nevada of Anasazi Indian sites.

Mashantucket Pequot Museum and Research Center - A tribally owned-and-operated complex, displays the story of the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation, and serves as a resource on the history of the Tribe, the histories and cultures of other tribes, and the region's natural history.

Maturango Museum - A Museum of the cultural and natural history and geology of the Northern Mojave Desert emphasizing our Indian Wells Valley.

Mid-America All-Indian Center Museum - Located in Wichita, KS to preserve and showcase the heritage of the tribes of North America.

Millicent Rogers Museum - Display of collections of silver and turquoise jewelry made by Pueblo, Navajo, Zuni and Hopi silversmiths, and the brilliantly-colored Navajo weavings

Mohawk Indian Museum - A cultural timeline, depicted by illustrations and artifacts, traces Native American life in the Mohawk Valley from 12,000 years ago to the present. Located in Amsterdam, NY.

Mt. Kearsarge Indian Museum - Located on the side of Mt. Kearsarge in Warner, New Hampshire and dedicated to increasing public awareness of American American traditions, philosophy, and art.

Museum of Indian Arts and Culture - A component of the Museum of New Mexico, furthers understanding of the Southwest's Indian communities through collection, research, and education focused on the region's indigenous cultures and their history.

The Museum of Indian Culture - Offers information on the Lenni Lenape people, history and culture. Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA.

Museum of New Mexico - The museum houses a collection of art, history and culture in four museums and five monuments statewide.

Museum of the Cherokee Indian - Located in Cherokee, NC with museum information.

The Natick Historical Society and Museum - Founded in 1870 and located in South Natick, MA features artifacts of Archaic and Woodland as well as Christian Indian cultures.

National Museum of the American Indian (Smithsonian Institution) - Dedicated to the preservation, study, and exhibition of the life, languages, literature, history, and arts. With museum information and exhibits.

Native American Heritage Museum - The museum located in Highland, Kansas, illustrates contributions such as beadwork, basketmaking, and ribbon work.

Native American Museums and Monuments of New Mexico - Provides a directory of resource links for the state.

Native American Resource Center - Includes information about history, culture and art.

Nokomis Learning Center - A Native American Cultural Center located in Okemos, Michigan.

Pawnee Indian Village - Located in north central Kansas, has an excavated Pawnee earthlodge and a walking trail dotted with the remains of the village including lodges, storage pits, plazas, and a fortification wall.

People's Center Museum and Gallery - Provides scenes from the Salish, Kootenai and Pend d'Orielle tribal history.

Pocono Indian Museum - Features displays of artifacts, weapons, and tools used by the Delaware Indians. Includes a gift shop and directions to the location in Bushkill, Pennsylvania.

Poeh Museum - Includes online exhibits, an online museum collection catalog, and a video of traditional Pueblo speakers.

Pueblo Grande Museum and Archaeological Park - Located in Phoenix, Arizona and is a National Historic Landmark and the site of a Hohokam Indian ruin.

Red Earth Museum - Oklahoma City museum exhibiting Native American art and historical artifacts and the Deupree Collection of cradleboards. Includes admission fees, memberships, educational programs, and resource links.

Sequoyah Birthplace Museum - Located in Vonore, Tennessee to display the history of the Cherokees in the southern Appalachian area.

Shawnee and Woodland Native American Museum - Owned and operated by the Shawnee nation, URB of Ohio and located at the Zane Shawnee Caverns and Southwind Park campgrounds.

Sherman Indian Museum - Museum dedicated to the history of Native Americans. Houses traditional Native American art and history exhibits. Located in Riverside, CA.

Smoki Museum - Museum of pre-history and history of the American Indian in the Southwest with particular emphasis on the Prescott Arizona area. With museum guide and collection information.

Southern Plains Indian Museum - Exhibits the creative achievements of artists and craftsmen of the United States.

Southwest Museum - The collections represent cultures from Alaska to South America is located in Los Angeles, CA.

The Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian - Changing exhibitions in the main gallery include contemporary and traditional American Indian art, with an emphasis on the Southwest.

Wounded Knee Museum - Features narrative exhibits to tell the story of the Lakota Indian tribe and the Wounded Knee Massacre. Includes hours, admission rates, membership and directions. Located in Wall, South Dakota. [Requires Flash]

Ziibiwing Center - Tells the story of the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe and the Great Lakes Anishinabek. Features details of collections, events, a research center, workshops, memberships, and guided tours. Located in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan.

 

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Drums and Singers
Black Lodge Singers (Blackfeet) - The Black Lodge Singers (Blackfeet) are one of the premier northern style pow-wow drums. Winner of Group of the Year at the first NAMMY awards.

Canyon Records Concerts - Upcoming performances of R. Carlos Nakai and Robert Tree Cody, some with Paul Horn or William Eaton

Cheyenne Women's Music - Everyday activities and the songs that go with them are the subjects of this unique view of contemporary Southern Cheyenne women's music. In addition to musical transcriptions and textual translations, the author provides the songs' history and the circumstances and backgrounds of the singer-composers, who shared the songs' meanings and the social settings in which they are used in the ongoing Cheyenne musical tradition. Leaving Everything Behind: The Songs and Memories of a Cheyenne Woman (Bertha Little Coyote) can also be found on this site.

Dakota/Lakota singing - Offers collection of Dakota songs complete pow wow listings for Minnesota, Wisconsin, North and South Dakota.

Donald Ahdunko - Traditional recordings of Native American music.

The First Light Drum and Singers - Describes background and current progress of this multi-cultural, Unity Drum.

Jackie Bird, Indian Blues Rock - Singer, hoop dancer, musician and songwriter. Performs Fancy Shawl dance among others.

Joanne Shenandoah - Wolf Clan member of the Iroquois Confederacy - Oneida Nation. Her original compositions combined with a striking voice enables her to embellish the ancient songs of the Iroquois using a blend of traditional and contemporary instrumentation.

Johnny Curtis - A Christian evangelist of Apache heritage who has spent the past two decades spreading the Good News to people of all races. His collection of music captures his style of singing, songwriting and skills as a guitarist that has made Johnny Curtis a favorite throughout the US and Canada.

Kanata Native Culture Society - Kanata is a Mohawk word meaning "Village" or "Community" and it stands for keeping American Native Arts and Traditions Alive. This society is a non-Profit organization and its mandate is sovereignty through the arts". The Society has been in operation for four years.

Kau-Ta-Noh Jr's Native American singing group - Traditional group made up of Lumbee, Coharie, and Tuscarora men performing in North Carolina and elsewhere. Calendar online.

Knifewing - Native American group blending traditional music with contemporary influences. Includes biography, song samples, fanclub and booking information.

Ravens' Lodge - Raven's Moon stylized Indian art. Christmas CD soundbytes from "A Native Nativity". Bagpipe player for hire. Music for sale and a color catalog.

The Redhouse Family, Traditional Singers and Dancers - Their recordings brings together the diverse creativity of each in a gathering of this family's many composing and performing talents.

Roubedeaux Singers - Southern plains style intertribal drum group for PowWows, specializing in gourd, flag, veteran, and intertribal songs. With list of singers in group and contact information.

Sharon Burch, Native American Singer/Songwriter - Sharon Burch (Navajo) sings original folk songs in Navajo and English that were influenced by the Navajo prayers and chants she heard her relatives sing while growing up. Her first album, "Yazzie Girl", focuses on the importance of the maternal relationship to the Diné and she has recently released her second album entitled, "Touch the Sweet Earth".

Shouting Mountain - Polyculteral, "alter-Native" music performers who tour nationally and perform at schools and American Indian events.

Six Nations Women Singers - A collection of traditional social songs from the Seneca, Onondaga and Cayuga Nations.

Spirit Rock Net - Spirit Rock Singers are an northern Ojibwe style pow-wow drum group who hail from 3 neighboring First Nations near Fort Frances, Ontario, Canada.

Spirit Wind - Native Canadian music group offering performances and workshops. Site provides calendar, song clips, and biographical information.

StrongHeart Singers - Native American Singers and Powwow Drum - StrongHeart Singers. Native American music tapes of powwows, drummers drumming, etiquette women singers.

Sunhawk Singers, Native Drum Group - Drumming group signing Intertribal Pow Wow songs in the Southern Style. Also, many free item links to children's sites, games, veteran information, native culture, and events. CDs of native drums and flutes available.

Susan Aglukark - Offers biography, description of music, and schedule of performances.

Thunder Bird Sisters - Traditional Shinnecock Native American singers. Offers pictures and information about their music.

Ulali, First Nations Women Acapella Trio - Ulali features Pura Fé, Soni and Jennifer. Founded in 1987, Ulali is the first Native women's group to create their own sound from their strong traditional roots and personal contemporary styles. Known for their unusual harmonies and wide vocal and musical range, Ulali's sound encompasses an array of indigenous music including Southeast choral singing and pre-Columbian music.

Walela - Walela is the Cherokee word for Hummingbird and the symbol of inspiration for this family of women singers. They are Rita Coolidge, her sister Priscilla Coolidge, and Priscilla's daughter Laura Satterfield, together disperse the energy and spirit which has brought them to this juncture in their lives.

WhiteFish Bay Singers - Offer singing and drumming in the Anishinabeg tradition. The WFB singers have traveled all over North America. They have also been host drum for many powwows and gatherings.

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Flute Music
Burdick, Richard - Flutish playing the pipe love flute, the petroglyph love flute, and the standard love flute. With release information, instrument descriptions and pictures, and musician biography.

Cedar Wind - Blending the music of the Native American flute with the mellow sound of alto and bass flutes to create a unique duet. With performance schedule and release information.

The Flute Keeper - Site for flute player Giovanni de Carlo (Tdom Bah Todem Kxee), who has recorded two albums, offers workshops, presentations and performs at events across the U.S. With background, pictures, flute information, audio clips and release details.

Golana - Melodies performed on Native American flutes accompanied by soft acoustic guitars, piano, and strings. Samples online.

Greely, James - Biography, discography with audio samples and CD ordering, and flute history.

Littleleaf, Charles - Native American flutist, recording artist and flute maker, featuring music on CDs. Site also includes Littleleaf's profile, sound samples, interviews, and a link to his new creations in Native American flutes.

Nakai, R. Carlos - Native American flutist of the Navajo-Ute heritage. Artist pages on Canyon Records includes background, discography, and shopping.

Native American Flute Music: Spirit Tracker - Describes Native American flute music performed in the traditional style on a CD, featuring Eagle Warrior.

Osburn, Steve - Native American flute and contemporary new age artist. Includes brief background, song download, and related artists.

Raye, Marina - Native American flute music by the artist referred to as "The Feminine Voice of the Native Flute". Also, hand-crafted Native American flutes by Charlie Oakwind.

Saggio Healing Arts - Meditative, healing music by Saggio featuring over 16 flutes. Includes bio, information on his flute journey, and audio samples.

Spotted Eagle, Douglas - Native American flute player and performer. World renowned as a virtuoso performer on Native American flute and a preeminent composer of contemporary ethnic music.

Troy De Roche - The traditional and spiritual nature of the flute through music and instruments by an enrolled member of the Blackfeet Nation.

Youngblood, Mary - Flutist of Aleut and Seminole ancestry, and one of the first Native women to record this sacred instrument.

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Jazz-Instrumental
The Hawk Project - The Hawk Project is about promoting spiritual awareness and creativity through a blend of Native American music, jazz and free improvisation.

LittleDeer Music and Seminars - Singer-songwriter, and speaker, whose "Earth Mother" CD also includes traditional Cherokee songs.

Wind Walker - Spiritually inspiring and uplifting alternative healing music from elan michaels. This official site includes MPEG3 and MIDI samples as well as photographs of the composer. The Wind Walker CD and MP3s features the flute of Walden Whitham.

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Native Rock
The Atoll - Band biography, details about the stage show Turtle Island, performance schedule, booking information and photos.

Great Native American Radio From the "Kwatsan" Qudchan Tribe

December Wind - Performance group of Mohawk men. Describes their philosophy and music.

LaRae Wiley, Native Musician - Biographical information, photos, and tour dates for Colville Confederated Tribes/Lakes member LaRae Wiley. Also offers some MP3 downloads.

Medicine Dream - Contemporary, Inter-tribal Native American group from Alaska, showing pictures of performances, descriptions of their work and spiritual practices.

NADJIWAN - A contemporary First Nations pop/rock project. With biography, news, upcoming shows, pictures, release information, and links.

Native Hip Hop - Native Americans in the culture of Hip Hop. Includes columns, message board, song downloads, interviews and links.

Red Power Squad - Drug and alcohol free youth that record and perform music and facilitate workshops on a variety of issues like gang lifestyle, disfunctional families, drug and alcohol

Red Thunder, Native American Rock - Red Thunder blazes a trail into the Indian rock territory, weaving Native American and modern sound into a colorful musical blanket.

White Fire Reed - A contemporary Native rock, Alternative Duo, showing pictures of the band, reviews and biography.

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