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Internet Sites:

• Campfire Stories with George Catlin
Take a virtual journey to meet American Indians of the 1830s with artist, ethnologist, and showman George Catlin. This site compiles paintings, historical documents, and commentary from contemporary experts so you can explore the intersections of two cultures, both in Catlin’s time and today.

• Appalachia Educational Laboratory (AEL) – American Indians and Alaska Natives
Includes the Native Education Directory, a list of organizations and resources for educators of Native American students, and links to related ERIC resources.

• Learn In Beauty: Indigenous Education for a New Century
“The papers in this volume are indicative of the increased cultural sensitivity being attempted in the schooling of American Indians and other indigenous peoples with the end of colonialism.” Produced by the Center for Excellence in Education.

• BIA and DOD Schools: Student Achievement and Other Characteristics Often Differ from Public Schools
This report provides information on the Bureau of Indian Affairs school system. Available as a pdf document from the General Accounting Office.

• IndianEduResearch: Tools for Educational Research and Development
“The ERIC Clearinghouse on Rural Education and Small Schools (ERIC/CRESS) has created this site as a special project to assist individuals and organizations engaged in research and development to better understand and improve education for American Indian and Alaska Native children and adults.”

• Financial Aid for Native American Students
Includes information on eligibility, sources, and other related resources.

• A Critical Bibliography on North American Indians, For K-12
From the Anthropology Outreach Office of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History, this is an annotated bibliography of more than 800 books on Native Americans that the K-12 education community might find useful.  Each entry contains recommended grade level, a review, and bibliographic details.  The focus of this site is to be an aid in selecting relevant culturally sensitive and historically accurate books for children.

• Oyate Web
A Native organization devoted to providing information on honest and realistic portrayals of Native peoples in literature for children and young adults.

• Native American Authors
From the Internet Public Library. This website provides information on Native North American authors with bibliographies of their published works, biographical information, and links to online resources including nterviews, online texts and tribal websites. Currently the website primarily contains information on contemporary Native American authors, although some historical authors are represented.

• Native American Sites
An excellent collection assembled and maintained by Lisa Mitten, librarian at the University of Pittsburgh.

• NativeWeb

• ERIC Digest – Schools, Principals, and Teachers Serving American Indian and Alaska Native Students (1999)

• ERIC Digest – Instructional Conversations in Native American Classrooms (1994)

• ERIC Digest – Countering Prejudice against American Indians and Alaska Natives through Antibias Curriculum and Instruction (1996)


• Office of Indian Education Programs
1849 C Street NW
Washington, DC 20240
Phone: (202) 208-6123
Fax: (202) 208-3312

• American Indian Higher Education Consortium
121 Oronoco Street
Alexandria, Virginia 22314
Phone: 703-838-0400
Fax: 703-838-0388
Email: aihec@aihec.org