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Native Americans

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Pre-Columbian Era
From hippocampus.org, produced by University of California
The first Americans came from Asia, beginning as early as thirty thousand years ago, over a land bridge that formed at the Bering Strait during the Ice Age. The new immigrants were hunters and gatherers, and over a period of fifteen thousand years va... [more]
December 8, 2009 at 08:32 PM
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Ancient Warriors - Sioux
From watchdocumentary.com
This 25 minute video does an excellent job of showing how the Sioux used the environment and their culture to dominate the plains. Some scenes may be too dramatic for younger students. Shows how the American troop massacred them after the Battle of L... [more]
November 22, 2010 at 12:20 AM
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Ishi, The Last Yahi (California Native America)
From snagfilms.com
In 1492, there were more than ten million Native Americans in North America. By 1910, their numbers had been reduced to fewer than 300,000. In California, massacres of Indians in the 1860s and 1870s had nearly exterminated the Native peoples in the s... [more]
December 25, 2011 at 10:52 AM
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America's Native Prisoners of War
From ted.com, produced by TED Talks
Aaron Huey's effort to photograph poverty in America led him to the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, where the struggle of the native Lakota people -- appalling, and largely ignored -- compelled him to refocus. Five years of work later, his haunting ph... [more]
May 9, 2011 at 07:08 PM
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The Indian Removal Act
From howstuffworks.com
This four minute video shows how  the American government's Policy of "removal" on Native-American land started. This video offers some depth to this movement including how they used the justice system to try and prevent being forced from their land.... [more]
October 17, 2010 at 11:05 PM
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Arizona Rock Art
From NationalGeographicVideo
Historical Documentary- Unravel the mysteries of Arizona's petroglyphs, carved into the stone 5,000 years ago by the Sinagua of the Verde Valley.
July 12, 2009 at 05:38 PM
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The Buffalo and Native Americans (1:52)
From history.com, produced by History Channel
The buffalo was an essential part of Native American life, used in everything from religious rituals to teepee construction. This two minute video shows how each part of the buffalo was used by the Indians. It is easy to follow and also shows that on... [more]
November 25, 2011 at 10:22 PM
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The Trail of Tears
From howstuffworks.com
The Trail of Tears as the Cherokee forced to leave their homeland. The sad tale of what happened during this action and what happened to them as they were forced off their land. Very good video that clearly shows what they lost.
October 17, 2010 at 11:09 PM
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We Shall Remain: History of Native Americans
From pbs.org, produced by PBS
This is a series of videos on Native Americans. Very well done. Students should have a word list and map to help them follow the video better. Click on the images at the bottom of the video to move to the next content area. 1:13:00
October 14, 2010 at 02:11 AM
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Sitting Bull
From history.com
The tragic, yet true tale of Sitting Bull, the leader of the Hunkpapa Lakota Sioux tribe who led his people's resistance against the United States, sung by musician and artist Jeffrey Lewis using cartoon book type art. Good for students as it explain... [more]
September 27, 2010 at 12:49 AM
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