Native American

Trinkets and Beads

Film. Trinkets and Beads. By Christopher Walker. 1996. 52 minutes. This documentary reveals the funny, heartbreaking, and thrilling story of the battle waged by indigenous people to preserve their way of life in the Amazon, in the face of international capitalism and colonialism.
Time Periods: 20th Century
Themes: Climate Justice, Environment, Native American, World History/Global Studies
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Unlearning “Indian” Stereotypes (DVD) | Zinn Education Project: Teaching People's History

Unlearning “Indian” Stereotypes

Slideshow on DVD. 1977, updated in 2008. Rethinking Schools and the Council on Interracial Books for Children. Native American history through the eyes of Native American children.
Time Periods: All US History
Themes: Native American
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We Shall Remain (Film) | Zinn Education Project: Teaching People's History

We Shall Remain: America Through Native Eyes

Film. 2009. 450 minutes. Three hundred years of Native American history.
Time Periods: People’s Movement: 1961 - 1974, All US History
Themes: Civil Rights Movements, Laws & Citizen Rights, Native American, Racism & Racial Identity
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Chief Joseph: “Account of His Trip to Washington, D.C.”

Film clip. Voices of a People's History. Dramatic reading of Chief Joseph's "Account of His Trip to Washington, D.C." (1879) by Q'Orianka Kilcher.
Time Periods: 19th Century, Industrial Revolution: 1877 - 1899
Themes: Environment, Democracy & Citizenship, Native American
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Chief Tecumseh: “Speech to the Osages”

Film clip. Voices of a People's History. Dramatic reading of Chief Tecumseh's "Speech to the Osages" (Winter 1811-1812) by Deepa Fernandes.
Time Periods: 19th Century, Early 19th Century: 1800 - 1849
Themes: Environment, Native American
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IDA Treaties Explorer

Digital Collection. View digitized historic treaties between Indigenous tribes and the U.S. government alongside key historic works that provide context to the agreements made and the histories of shared lands.
Time Periods: 18th Century, 19th Century, All US History
Themes: Imperialism, Native American, Pacific Islander, US Foreign Policy
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Chief Hinmton Yalaktit Joseph

Profile. Chief Joseph Hinmton Yalaktit (1840 -1904), a Nez Percé Indian chief in what is now northeastern Oregon.
Time Periods: Colonization: 1492 - 1764, 19th Century
Themes: Native American, Wars & Related Anti-War Movements
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Lucy Gonzales Parsons

Profile. By William Loren Katz. Lucy Gonzales Parsons (c. 1853 – March 7, 1942) was a labor organizer and orator.
Time Periods: 20th Century
Themes: African American, Labor, Native American, Women's History
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Native American Activism: 1960s to Present

Overview of Native American activism since the late 1960s, including protests at Mt. Rushmore, Alcatraz, Standing Rock, and more.
Time Periods: 20th Century, People’s Movement: 1961 - 1974, Post-Civil Rights Era: 1975 - 2000, 21st Century, 2001 - Present
Themes: Climate Justice, Native American, Organizing
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1492-1992: The Legacy of Columbus

Audio CD. By Howard Zinn. 2011. 60 min. Recorded in Madison, Wisconsin on October 9, 1991, Howard Zinn challenges the myths of the Columbus legend.
Time Periods: Pre-18th Century, Colonization: 1492 - 1764
Themes: Imperialism, Native American
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A People’s History of the United States: Highlights from the Twentieth Century (Audio)

Audio. By Howard Zinn. Read by Matt Damon. 2003. 8 hours, 44 min. Audio book version of excerpted highlights from A People's History of the United States.
Time Periods: Colonization: 1492 - 1764, 18th Century, Revolution & Constitution: 1765 - 1799, 19th Century, Early 19th Century: 1800 - 1849, Civil War Era: 1850 - 1864, Reconstruction Period: 1865 - 1876, Industrial Revolution: 1877 - 1899, 20th Century, Turn of the Century: 1900 - 1909, World War I: 1910 - 1919, Prosperity, Depression, & World War II: 1920 - 1944, Cold War: 1945 - 1960, People’s Movement: 1961 - 1974, Post-Civil Rights Era: 1975 - 2000, 21st Century, 2001 - Present, All US History
Themes: African American, Reconstruction, Asian American, Civil Rights Movements, Democracy & Citizenship, Immigration, Imperialism, Labor, Laws & Citizen Rights, Native American, Organizing, Racism & Racial Identity, Slavery and Resistance, Social Class, US Foreign Policy, Wars & Related Anti-War Movements, Women's History
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American Indians in Children’s Literature

Website. By Debbie Reese. Critical perspectives of Indigenous peoples in children's books, the school curriculum, popular culture, and society-at-large.
Time Periods: All US History
Themes: Education, Native American
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Americans Who Tell the Truth

Website. Portraits by Robert Shetterly and biographies of individuals who have taken a stand for justice.
Time Periods: All US History
Themes: African American, Environment, Art & Music, Asian American, Civil Rights Movements, Democracy & Citizenship, Disability, Immigration, Imperialism, Labor, Latinx, LGBTQ, Native American, Organizing, Racism & Racial Identity, Slavery and Resistance, Social Class, Sports, Women's History
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Oyate

Website. Reviews of resources about Native Americans.
Themes: Native American
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Dec. 25, 1837: Seminole Anticolonial Struggle

Africans and Native Americans formed Florida’s Seminole Nation and defeated a heavily armed U.S. invading army.
Time Periods: Early 19th Century: 1800 - 1849
Themes: African American, Native American, Wars & Related Anti-War Movements
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