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Materials from Presidential Academy Presentors

> Evaluating Historical Thinking Presentation by Shanna Futral, 2011

> Native History: Women Presentation by Marsha Weisiger, 2011

> Federalism & Sovereignty Presentation by Kathy Switzer, 2011
The video from this presentation can be downloaded through Blackboard

> Dine' Homeland Presentation by Marie Salt, 2011

> Tribal Sovereignty in Action Presentation by Troy Eid & Janell Doughty, 2011

> Indian Women and the Law Presentation by Pat Sekaquaptewa, 2011

> Dreaming of Sheep in Navajo Country Presentation by Marsha Weisiger, 2010

Online Document Resources

> Government Reports Documenting U.S. Relations with the Navajo Nation (University of Northern Colorado, Michener Library, Government Publications)

> AHA Today: A.P. U.S. History Lesson Plans
Blog with links to lesson plans from EDSITEment.neh.gov

> National Archives on You Tube

> Internet Sacred Text Archive. Native American. The Navajo. (www.sacred-texts.com/nam/nav/index.htm) This site is a freely available archive of electronic texts about religion, mythology, legends and folklore, and occult and esoteric topics. Texts are presented in English translation and, in some cases, in the original language.

Includes full-text access to the following:

Origin Myths of the Navaho Indians by Aileen O'Bryan; BAEB 163 [1956]

The Mountain Chant by Washington Matthews; UCPAAE 5:2 [1906]

Noqoìlpi, the Gambler: A Navajo Myth by Washington Matthews; JAFL 2:5 [1889]

The Navajo Indians by William M. Edwardy; Harper's Weekly 34, July 5th, [1890]. This article is also available from the University of Virginia Library's Electronic Text Center. Click here to view it.

Navaho Texts by Pliny Earle Goddard [1933]. (Anthropological Papers of the American Museum of Natural History vol. XXIV pt. I)

Navaho Origin Legend by A. M. Stephen, JAFL 43:88-104 [1930].

Navajo Creation Myth By Hasteen Klah, Recorded by Mary C. Wheelwright [1942].

In the Beginning: A Navaho Creation Myth told by Frank Goldtooth, recorded by Stanley A. Fishler [1953]

Din'e (Navajo) Literature. Indians.org is the main web site of the National Indian Heritage Foundation. This collection of Navajo folktales and myths was compiled by Glen Welker.

Native Americans: Forestry and Wildland Fire Management. A Bureau of Indian Affairs website dedicated to the history of Native Americans' land management practices. Capitan Gap Fire, the Taos Snowballs and Smokey the Bear (.pdf file)

National Archives photo collection of Native Americans

Teaching With Primary Sources Journal from the Library of Congress

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