Native American History and Cultures

Chief Joseph

Notes

Primary Sources

  

Early History and First Encounter with Europeans

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Oral Tradition of the Foundation of the Iroquois Confederation

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Oral Tradition of the Origin of the Mide' Religion

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Song of the Maiden's Leap

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Journals of Christopher Columbus

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Christopher Columbus - Letter to the King and Queen of Spain

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Amerigo Vespucci - Account of his first Voyage

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Montezuma greets Cortez - 1520

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A Spanish Friar Indicts the Conquistadores for the Massacre of Indians - 1542

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First Interactions and Mutual Impressions between English Settlers and Indians of the North Carolina Coast - 1588.

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Images of Native Americans by Theodore de Bry - 1588

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Depictions of Native Tribal Women by Thomas Hariot

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The Arrival of the English in North America - 1607

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Powhatan to John Smith - 1608

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Images from John Smith's Generall Historie of Virginia

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Pocahantas "Saves" Captain John Smith

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Constitution of the Iroquois Nations

 

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Indian Treaties with the Continental Congress

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Thomas Jefferson's Indian Addresses

 

Web Resources

 

Linguisitic Map of Native North America

Map - Pre-Contact Culture Areas