Useful Links for Native American Research

General Links

http://static.squarespace.com/static/5075febfe4b0782fde5414d9/t/51bfdc65e4b00b62a84e8d0f/1371528293927/TRIBALINKSPACEMAPS_ChooseOptions_39x26.pdf Map showing original names of North American Native Americans

http://www.digitalcultures.com/ctuirMap/ A native view of what life was like before the settlers arrived. Focuses on Umatilla and Nez Perce regions.

http://www.chenowith.k12.or.us/tech/subject/social/natam_or.html Native Americans of Oregon. This is the best place to start your research.

http://www.native-languages.org/oregon.htm This page features links to several of the language groups we are studying.

http://mce.k12tn.net/indians/navigation/native_american_chart.htm Native American Chart

http://www.sweetsearch.com/search?q=northwest+native+americans SweetSearch is a search engine for students. This site has lots of good resources for your research.

http://www.accessgenealogy.com/native/oregon/ Use the list of Indian tribes on the left to gather further information. Useful for many groups.

http://studentatlasoforegon.pdx.edu/TableOfContents.html– Maps of Oregon (Look for Native American section)

Chinook

http://www.bigorrin.org/chinook_kids.htm Facts for kids about the Chinook Indians
http://www.pbs.org/lewisandclark/native/idx_til.html PBS info on the Chinook Indians
http://stories.washingtonhistory.org/LC-columbia/intheirwords/popups/low-foods-hunting.htm Journal entry by Meriwether Lewis about how Chinook Indians hunted and gathered food.

http://chinookindian.com/greene/chinook_language.htm About the Chinook language
http://chinookindian.com/greene/chinook_FAQ_ans_08.htm What the word Chinook means
http://chinookindian.com/greene/chinook_FAQ.htm Short answers to several questions about the Chinooks

http://chinookindian.com/default.htm Overview and specific information about Chinook villages and society
http://www.nationalgeographic.com/lewisandclark/record_tribes_083_14_3.html Information about the number of Chinook Indians at the time of Lewis and Clark’s journey
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chinook_people Wikipedia article
http://www.chinooknation.org/Portals/0/Student%20Packet.pdf Lots of information and drawings here. Save the pdf to iBooks if you’re reading this on an iPad.

Tillamook

http://www.nationalgeographic.com/lewisandclark/record_tribes_092_14_10.html
From Lewis and Clark Journal entry.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tillamook_people
Wikipedia
http://www.chenowith.k12.or.us/tech/subject/social/natam_or/coastal.html
Summary/Overview
http://www.collectorsguide.com/fa/fa004.shtml
basketry
http://www.pbs.org/lewisandclark/native/idx_til.html Short piece about Lewis and Clark’s interactions with the Tillamook

Sahaptin/Umatilla

http://www.digitalcultures.com/ctuirMap/ A native view of what life was like before the settlers arrived. Focuses on Umatilla and Nez Perce regions.
http://www.native-languages.org/umatilla_culture.htm Links to information
http://www.mongabay.com/indigenous_ethnicities/north_american/Umatilla.html More links
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Umatilla_tribe Wikipedia article
http://www.umatilla.nsn.us/history.html From the official website of the Umatilla Indian tribe. There are lots of useful links off of this page.

Coquille/Umpqua

http://www.cowcreek.com/
http://www.u-s-history.com/pages/h1543.html
Overview
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cow_Creek_%28South_Umpqua_River%29
Wikipedia
http://bluebook.state.or.us/national/tribal/cow.htm
bluebook overview

Nez Perce

http://www.digitalcultures.com/ctuirMap/ A native view of what life was like before the settlers arrived. Focuses on Umatilla and Nez Perce regions.

http://www.bigorrin.org/nez_kids.htm
Q and A about basic facts. This site is specifically for kids. Hyperlinks to tribe’s page and external pages.
http://content.lib.washington.edu/aipnw/walker.html
More difficult, but comprehensive.
http://www.fi.edu/fellows/fellow4/feb99/mccullough/Nez_per_cam.htm
Example of students essay on Nez Perce.
http://www.indians.org/welker/joseph.htm
Chief Joseph.
http://www.u-s-history.com/pages/h3813.html
Chief Joseph.

Kalapulyan or Calapooia/Clackamas

http://ccrh.org/comm/cottage/kalapuya.htm Lots of information in a small space
http://www.salemhistory.net/people/native_americans.htm Good source from the Salem Public Library
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kalapuya Wikipedia article
http://www.usgennet.org/alhnorus/ahorclak/kalapuyas.html The Kalapuya of Clackamas County
http://www.usgennet.org/usa/or/county/clackamas/indians.html The first people of Clackamas County
http://www.southeastneighbors.org/notes/1347.html About the Kalapuya

Northern Paiute

http://nativeamericanencyclopedia.com/paiute-indian-tribe-of-arizona/ Even though the article refers to Arizona, there should be some good info related to the Columbia Plateau branch of the Paiutes.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paiute_people Wikipedia article

Klamath

http://www.klamathtribes.org/information/background/cwaam.html
Official Site
http://www.old-picture.com/indian-clothing-dress-index-001.htm
General pics for traditional dress.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Klamath_Tribes
Wikipedia.
http://www.klamathbucketbrigade.org/YNTKklamathtribes_table.htm
Huge resource also documenting modern issues.

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About Mr. Colvin

I'm a retired elementary teacher (classroom and music) who taught at Lewis and Woodmere elementary schools in SE Portland. I like to teach, play guitar, take photos, and ride my bike.
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