MYTH*ING LINKS
An Annotated & Illustrated Collection of Worldwide Links to Mythologies,
Fairy Tales & Folklore, Sacred Arts & Sacred Traditions
by Kathleen Jenks, Ph.D.

GEOGRAPHICAL REGIONS:

INDIGENOUS PEOPLES
of NORTH AMERICA

North American Pre-Contact Culture Areas (reduced in size)
Map by the late Paula Geise
[Note: most of her red dot links no longer work at the above link to the full sized version,
but nearly a half dozen do still remain functional so it's worth the effort to go to her page]

 North American Map Collections:
Here are Paula Geise's maps, along with her impassioned comments:  http://indy4.fdl.cc.mn.us/~isk/maps/mapmenu.html
This is from Native Web, also a terrific selection: http://www.nativeweb.org/resources/reference_materials/maps/
 


  Table of Contents for
North America

NOTE: much remains to be done in this section.  In the meantime, if you check my SEARCH ENGINE and enter the name of a people, you may find many links to them scattered throughout my "Common Themes" pages.
Canada's First Peoples

Native Americans [forthcoming]

[For combined links pertaining to the indigenous peoples
of both Canada and the United States,
see directly below...]
General Links on
THE INDIGENOUS PEOPLES
OF NORTH AMERICA
(i.e., including both Canada and the United States)


 

SETTING EVERYTHING IN CONTEXT:

http://www.kckcc.cc.ks.us/ss/stolen.htm

These are notes by Dr. Steve Collins for a college course based on Stolen Continents: The "New World" Through Indian Eyes by Ronald Wright.  This link more properly belongs on my "The Americas" page, but since that page isn't up yet (and probably won't be for many months), and since this material so effectively debunks many white misconceptions, I feel it's important to give it a temporary home on this "North America" page.  Here is how Collins begins:
Conventional history is written by winners; teaching us that 'discovery' of the Americas is one of mankind's finest hours. However the inhabitants of the Americas saw it differently. To them it is devastation. They were not savages as they were often portrayed. New World peoples had developed every type of society; hunting/gathering, farming, dazzling civilizations. With 100 million population in 1492, they numbered 1/5th of the human race. After the European invasion, the Indians have never recovered their autonomy. The winners and their history remain....
 http://www.uapress.arizona.edu/samples/sam1157.htm
From the University of Arizona Press comes this excerpt from Family Matters, Tribal Affairs by Professor Carter Revard, an Osage from Oklahoma (if you click on the book's title at the top of this link, you'll be taken to a page on the book itself -- it includes fascinating background on the author).  The excerpt unfolds in an American context as Revard weaves in the significance of names like Amherst and then connects this to an encounter with Robert Frost at Amherst College.  Revard's writing has the quality of a razor's edge combined with exceptional grace and tolerance.  Although the context is American, the underlying problems faced by indigenous peoples in white North American society are the same.  Thus, I'm placing this link on this page.
 http://krypton.mankato.msus.edu/~birkhh/fading.htm
[Added 8/22/02]:From Hannah Birkholz comes "The Fading Traditions of the Hopi, the Ainu, and the Eskimo."  This is a cross-cultural look from northern Japan to the Pacific Northwest and the American Southwest.
 http://www.electricscotland.com/history/america/american_indians.htm
[Added 8/22/02]:American History: Scots in the American West 1790 - 1917 -- Scotland and the American Indians.
ART & LITERATURE:

 http://arthistory.about.com/msub6.htm?pid=2836&cob=home

This is a page of briefly annotated links from about.com on First Peoples and Native American art.  If you follow the links, you'll find wonderful photos of the art.
 http://indy4.fdl.cc.mn.us/~isk/art/art.html
This is Paula Geise's page on the art of First Peoples and Native Americans -- she begins with her justified outrage over native art stolen from Vancouver, and then moves on to annotated links covering a wide range of indigenous artists (with great photos of the art).  Since her death, no one is keeping up her pages so you'll find more broken links here than at other sites -- don't give up, however -- there is still much great material remaining.
 http://www.studyweb.com/links/688.html
From Study Web comes this page of annotated links to indigenous literature -- most is Native American but some First Peoples material is also here.
META-PAGES:

 http://www.hanksville.org/NAresources/

From the WWW Virtual Library comes "Index of Native American Resources on the Internet."  The page is nicely organized in a grid of categories.
 http://www.bloorstreet.com/300block/aborcan.htm
"Aboriginal Links: Canada & U.S." is the name of this huge collection of links covering every possible aspect of indigenous life.



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Page created & put online 1 July 1999.
Latest Updates:
5 September 1999; 28 November 1999; 22 December 1999;
11-13 April 2000;
24 August 2002 (format changes + added 2 minimally annotated links).