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The story of the Oyster Man, a Tlingit totem pole
The story of the Oyster Man, a Tlingit totem pole

Learn the story behind this totem pole that no longer stands

Dorica Jackson, <em>Diving Whale Chilkat Robe</em>
Dorica Jackson, Diving Whale Chilkat Robe

Dorica Jackson spent 16 years weaving this robe with an abstract whale design and fringe that would animate the movements of a dancer

Haida potlatch pole
Haida potlatch pole

What is a potlatch? And how is it related to this totem pole?

Bentwood Boxes of the Northwest Coast peoples
Bentwood Boxes of the Northwest Coast peoples

The body of this box is made of one piece of wood carefully bent into its four sides

Tlingit mortuary and memorial totem poles
Tlingit mortuary and memorial totem poles

Learn about two types of totem poles from the Tlingit people of the Pacific Northwest Coast that memorialize individuals who have passed

Tlingit sovereignty and the Proud Raven (“Lincoln”) Pole
Tlingit sovereignty and the Proud Raven (“Lincoln”) Pole

A totem pole records Tlingit claims to land in southeastern Alaska by acknowledging the first sighting of a white man, who happens to be based on the likeness of Abraham Lincoln.

Reading a Haida clan crest totem pole
Reading a Haida clan crest totem pole

A 19th-century totem pole from Old Kasaan village of the Haida helps us to understand the meaning and function of clan crests.

The pueblo modernism of Ma Pe Wi
The pueblo modernism of Ma Pe Wi

A modernism emerges from tourism, boarding schools & indigenous traditions

Endangered coastlines and lifeways
Endangered coastlines and lifeways

A Shinnecock artist's view

Teaching guide<br>Jaune Quick-To-See Smith, <em>State Names</em>
Teaching guide
Jaune Quick-To-See Smith, State Names

Jaune Quick-to-See Smith's map of North American state names drawn from Indigenous languages focuses on stolen lands, making clear the influence of Native peoples on the continent.
APUSH: KC-8.2.II.B, KC-9.2.II.C
TEKS: 113.41.(13)(A)

Native Hosts
Native Hosts

Signs that guide historical understanding

From quills to beads: the bandolier bag
From quills to beads: the bandolier bag

The bandolier bag and the story of forced migration