The National Register of Historic Places is pleased to
promote awareness of and appreciation for the history and culture of American
Indians during National American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month.
As part of the observance, this site showcases historic
properties listed in the National Register, National
Register publications, and National Park units
that recognize the events and lifeways, the designs and achievements of
American Indians. Join the National Register in paying powerful tribute
to the spirit of American Indians, and their contributions to our history.
Prehistoric mounds that represent living
creatures built by American Indians can be found at Effigy
Mounds National Monument
Park Service photograph
Cuyler Presbyterian Church, in Brooklyn, New York |
Photo by Kathy Howe,
courtesy of New York Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation
Office of the first native American woman
to practice medicine in the United States
Cornerstone of the Mohawk ironworkers community
Archeological remains of secluded Wisconsin American Indians village inhabited
until the 1950s
with Historic Places
Reconstructed earthlodge at Knife River Indian Villages National Historic Site. This site is featured in one of the TwHP
plans for National American Indian Heritage Month.
Park Service Photograph
This program offers a series of award-winning
lesson plans that use places listed in the National Register to enliven the study
of history, social studies, and geography. TwHP has six ready-to-use lesson plans,
available for free downloading, that examine different aspects of American Indian
Register Travel Itineraries
Pipestone National Monument, featured
Pipestone, Minnesota itinerary.
of Natchez Trace Parkway, National Park Service
Travel to historic places that
convey the rich cultural heritage of our American Indian population with inspiring
stories of their perseverance across America.
- Indian Mounds
This guide to the American Indian Mound sites of Mississippi provides
a compact source of information on these impressive landmarks of the
ancient past. The mounds bring travelers face to face with a rich
legacy of American Indian cultural achievement.
- Along the Georgia-Florida
Along the Georgia-Florida Coast uses the area's historic sites, buildings,
structures, objects, and districts to reveal many of the most important
developments in America's past, including encounters between Europeans
and indigenous peoples. See specifically Indian
Featured Park 2002: Effigy Mounds National
Featured Park 2001: Mesa Verde National Park
Advisory Council on Historic
Preservation: Tribal Historic Preservation Officers
Visit this website for more information on the 1992 U.S. Congress adoption
of amendments to the National Historic Preservation Act (P.L. 102-575)
that allow federally recognized Indian tribes to take on more formal
responsibility for the preservation of significant historic properties
on tribal lands.
Department of the
The Department of the Interior provides a Brief History on the Creation
of a National American Indian Heritage Month.
Learn more about the National Park Service (NPS) Tribal Preservation
Program that assists Indian tribes in preserving their historic properties
and cultural traditions.
Archeology and Ethnology Program
NPS cultural anthropologists and ethnographers give voice to living
peoples linked to the parks by tradition, deep historical attachment,
subsistence use, or other aspects of their culture. See especially their
feature on Ancient
Architects of the Mississippi.
Congress: Built in America (HABS/HAER)
The Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS) and the Historic American
Engineering Record (HAER) collections document achievements in architecture,
engineering, and design in the United States, including sites related
to American Indian history and culture. Searches on keywords like "American
Indian," or on a specific tribe like the Cherokee, will provide
information on an array of associated sites. Most of the site records
have publication-quality drawings, photographs and historical data.
Native American Graves Protection
and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA)
The National NAGPRA Program develops regulations and guidance for implementing
NAGPRA, provides training, assists Indian tribes, Native Hawaiian organizations,
and museums with the NAGPRA process, and manages a grants program.
Visit the Bureau of Indian Affairs website which provides
a calendar of events and further links.
Congress of American Indians
The National Congress of American Indians,
founded in 1944, is the oldest, largest and most representative national Indian
organization serving the needs of a broad membership of American Indian and Alaska
American Indian Heritage
The American Indian Heritage Foundation builds bridges of
understanding and friendship between Indian and non-Indian people.
National Museum of the American Indian
The Smithsonian's National Museum
of the American Indian, scheduled to open in 2004, will help foster, protect and
promote an understanding of Native American cultures by collaborating with indigenous
peoples across the Western Hemisphere. Visit the American
Indian Heritage Month calendar of events.
of the Navy -- Naval Historical Center
American Indians have participated
with distinction in United States military actions for more than 200 years. The
Navy highlights their involvement online in: 20th Century Warriors: Native
American Participation in the United States Military.
Indian Policy Center
The American Indian Policy Center has put together
a resources list that provides access to information about US tribal relations,
enrollment, sovereignty, and treaties. It also provides access to more information
from the Center.
Native American Resources on the Internet
Native American Resources on
the Internet provides a wealth of links to learn more about Native Americans on
Native American Resources Online
USA People Search has put together a useful page of links to Native American resources online.
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