Category Archives: Native America

First People


First People is a child friendly site about Native Americans and members of the First Nations. 1400+ legends, 400+ agreements and treaties, 10,000+ pictures, clipart, Native American Books, Posters, Seed Bead Earrings, Native American Jewelry, Possible Bags and more.

  • This site has been tested successfully using IE6, IE7, IE8, Netscape 7, Mozilla 1.4, Firefox, Chrome, & Opera v12.14 for Mac OSX. (Thank you Rochelle for the Mac info.)
  • Best viewed with the monitor turned on.
  • Site made using 100% recycled web space.
  • This site may contain nuts.



I’m not exactly sure how to categorize this site…In any case, it is no longer updated.


“Years ago, before most of you even heard the term “internet,” I self-published a hardcopy newsletter titled Pick & Shovel.

It was a newsletter structured for members of the Merchant Marine. I chose the phrase Pick & Shovel so as to align the newsletter with those men and women who swung picks and shovels – those who, so to speak, did the heavy duty work, those on whose back all else rested.

So…I subscribed to a magazine and included a subscription name of Pick & Shovel. Somehow, somewhere, that got typoed to dickshovel. One thing lead to another and the domain name was born.

Get your minds out of the gutter, folks. This advice is particularly aimed at school teachers who curiously relate to dickshovel for some odd reason.”

Native American Women Photographers as Storytellers


Some Native American Studies Departments

Institute for New England Native American Studies

Native American Studies Program

Department of Native American Studies

Native American Studies Program

Native American Studies Department

Hand Talk

Hand Talk

“Hand Talk…a collection of and about American Indian Sign Language, especially Plains Indian Sign Language (PISL). The purpose of this site is to make information about this endangered language available in one place in high quality, and in some cases for the first time.”

Native American Rights Fund

“Founded in 1970, the Native American Rights Fund (NARF) is the oldest and largest nonprofit law firm dedicated to asserting and defending the rights of Indian tribes, organizations and individuals nationwide.”

Native American Audio Collections

“The American Philosophical Society has been collecting and working to preserve Native American languages since the time of Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Jefferson. More than 200 years ago, Thomas Jefferson collected a word list of the Unkechaug language on Long Island, a language that Jefferson believed to be on the brink of extinction. In 2010, the Unkechaug contacted the APS and requested a copy of the vocabulary list in order to begin the process of revitalizing their language. It is this long and proud heritage of preservation, partnership, and revitalization that this digital exhibit celebrates.”

United American Indians of New England

Mass Center for Native American Awareness


Reflecting the Lives of Aboriginal Women in Canadian Public Library Collection Development