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"The American Indian Heritage Foundation was founded in 1973, by Princess Pale Moon, a Cherokee/Ojibwa writer, activist, and concert
& recording artist, to meet the physical and social needs of the American Indian tribes by providing emergency relief and educational opportunities, and to foster economic development by providing forums on a national and international scale. Clearly, these are goals that can be reached with the help of Internet technology." -[The American Indian Heritage Foundation]-
Select the region you expect to find the tribe your looking for from the map or select a link from the Nav Bat at left or select a section from the pull down menu.
NativeWeb is an international, nonprofit, educational organization dedicated to using telecommunications including computer technology and the Internet to disseminate information from and about indigenous nations, peoples, and organizations around the world; to foster communication between native and non-native peoples; to conduct research involving indigenous peoples' usage of technology and the Internet; and to provide resources, mentoring, and services to facilitate indigenous peoples' use of this technology.
A database of contact information for a very large number of tribes and communities of Native people within the United States and Canada. We offer an alphabetical interface below.
Note: All U.S. tribal contacts updated as of 11/20/01. Updates on organizations remains spotty. Most of Canada is now done. British Columbia remains to be updated.
A list of federally acknowledged tribes in the contiguous 48 states and in Alaska. The list of tribes was obtained from the Department of the Interior Bureau of Indian Affairs. Please note that these Tribes are not necessarily members of the Indian Circle Web Ring.
This section contains links to pages that have either been set up by the nations themselves, or are pages devoted to a particular nation, and are ALPHABETICAL BY TRIBAL NAME. Pages maintained by Indian Nations or individuals are indicated with this symbol:. Pages without this symbol are primarily ABOUT specific nations, but not by them.
Included are both recognized and unrecognized tribes.
Dick Shovel has begun compiling good general historical & cultural overviews of a couple of dozen tribes. Take a look at First Nations Histories [http://www.dickshovel.com/Compacts.html] - a good source for student papers! Dick also has a listing of tribes [http://www.dickshovel.com/trbindex.html] , both federally and state recognized, as well as those with no formal governmental recognition at all.
No links here, just a table of POPULATION RANKINGS of the 30 largest tribes in the U.S. according to the 1990 census report (U.S. Department of Commerce).
"Within the United States, the identity and heritage of our indigenous peoples, too, has begun to manifest itself through increasing desires by those indigenous peoples to express themselves in the trappings of nationhood.
The Native Americans, or Indians of the United States have traditionally been a non-vexilliferous people, relying upon costume, art and totems to distinguish themselves from one another and from the European dominated culture that is the modern United States.
In the last fifty years that has been changing. It is still true that the bulk of the 500 plus recognized and unrecognized tribes found within the United States are without flags, but an increasing number have started using this form of symbolism that hitherto was alien to their culture. It may not be unreasonable to assume that the vast majority of federally recognized Native American nations do, as of 1995, indeed have flags." -[Don Healy]-
American Indian Studies programs were created at a number of universities throughout the United States beginning in the late 1960s. The American Indian Studies Program at California State University, Long Beach celebrated its 25th anniversary in 1994 and is the oldest continuous existing program.
This world wide site is a developing site supervised by Professor Troy Johnson and is dedicated to the presentation of unique artwork, photographs, video and sound recordings which accurately reflect the history, culture and richness of the Native American experience in North America and has been expanded to include Indian people of Central America and Mexico.