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Textiles of the North American Southwest
This website explores weaving in the North American Southwest region and includes a map of the region, images of representative textiles, a timeline, a glossary, and a catalog including primary and support object side-by-side. (Learn more)
Format: website/general
Provided by: Smithsonian Center for Education and Museum Studies
Thanksgiving in American Memory
From the archives of the American Memory Project of the Library of Congress, this site shows how the tradition of celebrating Thanksgiving has long been a part of American history beginning in colonial times. The American custom of Thanksgiving transcends... (Learn more)
Format: website
Provided by: Library of Congress
Traditions of the Sun: Explore the World's Ancient Observatories
Learn about the ancestral Native Americans in New Mexico and the ancient Maya in the Yucatan, and gain a better understanding of the Sun and its importance to both the people of these ancient civilizations and to us today. (Learn more)
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Virtual Jamestown
A site with ample and varied information and important images regarding the Jamestown colony. You can see images of earthenware, Indian foods, the arrival of Englishmen in Virginia, the compartments within a British slave ship, famous documents of the time,... (Learn more)
Format: website/lesson plan
Provided by: University of Virginia
The Virtual Smithsonian
A representative sample of all that the Smithsonian has to offer is available for viewing, reading, and hearing about on this site that includes a virtual walk to the Castle, artifacts which rotate in 3-D and morph into other artifacts, high resolution images,... (Learn more)
Format: website/general
Provided by: Smithsonian Institution
The Voice of the Occaneechi Nation
The official website with history of the tribe, current events, and information about the archaeology of an Eighteenth-Century Occaneechi Village in Hillsborough, NC. The site includes maps and historical photographs plus important tribal documents like... (Learn more)
Format: website
Provided by: Occaneechi Band of the Saponi Nation
Who Stole the Tee Pee? An online exhibit of the National Museum of the American Indian
Historical artifacts from the National Museum of the American Indian and art by contemporary Native Americans is utilized to explore changes and the causes of changes in Native American cultures since the 1900s. This website asks what happened to the traditions... (Learn more)
Format: website/general
Provided by: Smithsonian Institution - National Museum of American History