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Everything You Know About Thanksgiving is WRONG
"Thanksgiving is a great holiday, but the whole story we're taught in school about Pilgrims and Native Americans is basically, just WRONG. Everything from the Native Americans and Pilgrims being best friends, to the outfits the Pilgrims actually wore, down to even the eating Turkey is based on loose half-truths and propaganda. So join Franchesca as she serves up some Thruthsgiving! " MTV Decoded, 2015
Thanksgiving | Native Americans | One Word | Cut
"Cut invites people from different groups to weigh in on one word--and their responses show us just how complicated and unique we all are." 2015
American Indian Correspondence: Presbyterian Historical Society Collection of Missionaries Letters This link opens in a new window
American Indian Correspondence is a collection of almost 14,000 letters written by those who served as Presbyterian missionaries to the American Indians during the years from 1833 to 1893.
American Indian Histories and Cultures This link opens in a new window
This database contains manuscripts, artwork and rare printed books dating from the earliest contact with European settlers right up to photographs and newspapers from the mid-twentieth century. Browse through a wide range of rare and original documents from treaties, speeches and diaries, to historic maps and travel journals.
American Indian Movement and Native American Radicalism This link opens in a new window
Formed in 1968, the American Indian Movement (AIM) expanded from its roots in Minnesota and broadened its political agenda to include a searching analysis of the nature of social injustice in America. These FBI files provide detailed information on the evolution of AIM as an organization of social protest and the development of Native American radicalism.
Mountain People: Life and Culture in Appalachia This link opens in a new window
This collection consists of the diaries, journals, and narratives of explorers, emigrants, military men, Native Americans, and travelers. In addition, there are accounts on the development of farming and mining communities, family histories, and folklore. These accounts provide a view of the of the vast region between Lexington, Kentucky and Winchester, Virginia, from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to Birmingham, Alabama, which spans three and a half centuries.
2016, "This syllabus project contributes to the already substantial work of the Sacred Stones Camp, Red Warrior Camp, and the Oceti Sakowin Camp to resist the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline, which threatens traditional and treaty-guaranteed Great Sioux Nation territory. "
Nanticoke Indian Association
Delaware's Nanticoke Indian Tribe; photos, events, information and vocabulary, locations, members, links, and contacts.
Websites & News
Interactive Time-Lapse Map Shows How the U.S. Took More Than 1.5 Billion Acres From Native Americans
"This interactive map, produced by University of Georgia historian Claudio Saunt to accompany his new book West of the Revolution: An Uncommon History of 1776, offers a time-lapse vision of the transfer of Indian land between 1776 and 1887." Slate, 2014/
Reflections From the Historic Protecting Mother Earth Conference
Photo Essay of the PME conference, sponsored by the Indigenous Environmental Network, the Nisqually Indian Tribe, and Indigenous Climate Action; ColorLines, 2018
Decolonizing Pedagogy Bibliography
Concordia University Library has collected several resources. There are books, articles, chapters on general decolonization, but also discipline specific resources.
"MUSKRAT is an online Indigenous arts and culture magazine that honours the connection between humans and our traditional ecological knowledge by exhibiting original works and critical commentary. MUSKRAT embraces both rural and urban settings and uses media arts, the Internet, and wireless technology to investigate and disseminate traditional knowledges in ways that inspire their reclamation."
Generation Screwed, Meet Indigenous Resistance
11 Indigenous resistance movements; Muskrat Magazine, 2014
The Crying Indian
By Ginger Strand, 2008; discusses the 1971 advertisement of the crying Indian, who was an Italian American actor, famous for playing Indians in Hollywood western movies.
About the Guide
This guide was created by the Social Justice, Equity, and Teaching Transformation Faculty Learning Community (SETT-SU FLC) and Angeline Prichard, Research & Instructional Librarian. SETT-SU FLC is made up of faculty members from various departments across campus who share an interest in learning how to effectively teach topics of diversity and implement pedagogical choices that respect and affirm diversity in our classrooms.
If you have any suggested resources you think should be added to the guide, please submit them here!
Send any questions or comments about the guide to SETT-SU FLC co-facilitators Becky Anthony or Erin Stutelberg.