New Professional Development Webinar Series: Finding Resources Related to Native Americans and Alaska Natives

This year, a new, free professional development webinar series for educators will feature National Archives resources for locating and using Federal records related to Native Americans and Alaska Natives. Look for new webinars throughout the year!

Register for one or both of our fall webinars:


What Does it Mean to Remove a People? Resources to Support Your Teaching of American Indian Forced Removals

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“Map of Lands Assigned to Indians, Western Territory,” ca. 1834
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Thursday, October 19, 2017
Offered twice: 7-8 p.m. or 10-11 p.m. ET

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Join the National Archives and the National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI) with Robert Perry, Chickasaw storyteller.

Many people associate the term “Trail of Tears” with the forced removal of the Cherokee Nation from the southeastern U.S. to Indian Territory (now Oklahoma). However, there were other forced removals of tribes from the eastern and mid-western United States to various locations across the United States, some of which might have been from (or crossed through) your very own area of the country.

A new online lesson from NMAI provides perspectives from Native American community members, documents, maps, images, and activities to help teach an important and difficult chapter in the history both of Native Nations and the United States. Coupled with U.S. government records from the National Archives, these resources provide a fuller picture of the scope of removal and its impact on Native people. Join us to learn what resources are available so you can incorporate them into your own curriculum. Suitable for secondary grade levels.


Native American Perspectives on the Lewis and Clark Expedition

Honoring Tribal Legacies logoThursday, November 16, 2017
Offered twice: 7-8 p.m. or 10-11 p.m. ET

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Join us for this program presenting details of the Honoring Tribal Legacies Handbook, in conjunction with the University of Oregon and the National Park Service Lewis and Clark Trail. The two-volume handbook and its seven sample Teachings (curriculum units) were designed to teach the Native side of the Lewis and Clark experience using primary sources, stories, songs, theater, video, and classroom experiments. It provides a foundation for designing your own curriculum. Suitable for all grade levels.

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