Native American History (Teaching with Historic Places)

Teaching with Historic Places (TwHP) uses historic places in National Parks and in the National Park Service's National Register of Historic Places to enliven history, social studies, geography, civics, and other subjects. TwHP has created a variety of products and activities that help teachers bring historic places into the classroom.

Here you’ll find place-based educational resources relating to Native American history and culture. Discover more resources at the Teaching with Historic Places homepage.

Featured Resources

  • Image of a large red house.
    The Carlisle Indian Industrial School

    Discover a historic campus where a military officer's boarding school experiment brought American Indian children from across the country.

  • Painting of American Indian in traditional garb.
    The Battle of Oriskany

    Learn how New York's Mohawk Valley became the setting for a fierce Revolutionary War battle that pitted residents of the area.

  • Sign post next to a trail.
    The Trail of Tears

    Understand the factors that contributed to the forced removal of the Cherokees off their homelands and to divisions within the tribe.

  • Woman with long dark hair lounges in front of camera while looking off to the side.
    Curiosity Kit: Zitkála-Šá

    This kit focuses on the life and work of Zitkála-Šá, a writer, musician, suffragist, and Native American rights advocate.

Lesson Plans

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    Last updated: July 25, 2023