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Sequoyah National Research Center
The Sequoyah National Research Center (SNRC) fosters a creative and engaging atmosphere of research for the study of Native Americans by providing access to unique resources by and about Native peoples. SNRC is part of the Collections and Archives division at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. Collections and Archives supports the academic success of the university community by engaging in research and lifelong learning through three organizations: the Center for Arkansas History and Culture, Ottenheimer Library, and the Sequoyah National Research Center.
Carlisle Indian School Digital Resource Center
The Carlisle Indian Industrial School is a major site of memory for many Native peoples, as well as a source of study for students and scholars around the globe. This website represents an effort to aid the research process by bringing together, in digital format, a variety of resources that are physically preserved in various locations around the country. Through these resources, we seek to increase knowledge and understanding of the school and its complex legacy, while also facilitating efforts to tell the stories of the many thousands of students who were sent there.
Tracy Lee Nelson
Tracy Lee Nelson is a true native Californian from the La Jolla Indian Reservation in San Diego Ca. Luiseno/Diegueno Guassac clan and Mataweer/Duro family from the Mesa Grande Indian reservation. Tracy has engaged in playing many genres from blues to Rock. In 1990's he has emerged from the San Diego and Los Angeles areas as a musician with ground breaking new perspective of the blues.
Hopi Education Endowment Fund
With values instilled through traditional teachings, Hopi tribal leaders today still follow the visions of leaders before them as each has an aspiration to ensure educational opportunities will continue to exist for the Hopi people. Recognizing education as a high priority the Hopi Tribe knew the need to provide a secure source of funds for education.
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Women's History Month
Women's History Month traces its beginnings to the first International Women's Day, held on March 8, 1911 in Copenhagen, spearheaded by Clara Zetkin, a German political leader. In 1981, responding to the growing popularity of the event in schools across the states, Congress passed a resolution making Women's History Week a national American holiday. It was just six years later, 1987, when Congress legally expanded the celebration to the entire month of March.
Biography: Groundbreaking Women's salute to Women's History Month is filled to the brim with biographies of groundbreaking women. "Despite all sorts of institutional obstacles, women have continued to reach stratospheric levels of success in a full gamut of professional pursuits, whether as scientists, scribes, educators, governmental leaders, athletes, designers, film directors or performers. Learn more about the plethora of triumphs obtained by our group of trailblazers."
Distinguished Women
Cell biologist Danuta Bois fulfills her desire to uncover the accomplishments of women ignored by history books with her Distinguished Women website. "This site has biographies of women who contributed to our culture in many different ways. There are writers, educators, scientists, heads of state, politicians, civil rights crusaders, artists, entertainers, and others. Some were alive hundreds of years ago and some are living today. We've heard of some of them, while many more have been ignored by history book writers. I'd like to acknowledge as many as I can."
Goodreads: Female Biographies
Why not read a book in celebration of Women's History Month? This list of 100 female biographies was voted on by Goodreads members, and are ranked from most popular to least. The top three favorites are "The Diary of Anne Frank" by Anne Frank, "Eleanor of Aquitaine: A Life" by Alison Weir, and "The Six Wives of Henry VIII" by Alison Weir. Women's History Month
Did you know that the first female presidential candidate in the U.S. was Victoria Chaflin Woodhull in 1872? Woodhull was a social reformer nominated by the Equal Rights party, an offshoot of Susan B. Anthony's National American Suffrage Association. The Women's History Month feature focuses on Firsts in Women's Achievements and the History of Women's Suffrage.

Library of Congress: Women's History Month
This official government site indexes exhibits from a variety of museums and government agencies to celebrate "the vital role of women in American history." On the front page you'll find a list of Women's History collections, organized by subject (such as Performing Arts and Historic Places) and by organization (National Archives Prologue Magazine and Library of Congress).

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The Alamo
The Alamo in San Antonio, Texas is a former mission and fortress, built by the Spanish Empire in the 18th century. In 1835, during the Texas Revolution, it was the scene of a pivotal battle for independence between the Republic of Texas and Mexico. Do you remember the Alamo? Today's website picks explain why you should.

The Alamo
This official Alamo site is my pick of the day because of its overall quality. Excellent clicks abound, but here are few of my favorites. Letters home and first-hand battle accounts written by members of the Alamo garrison can be found in In Their Own Words. Just for Kids is a collection of online Alamo games, such as word search and sliding puzzles. History Hunt is a fill-in-the-blank quiz found in Educational Resources/Visiting the Alamo. The Battle recounts history, with a chronology, a page about The Defenders, and a section exploding Myths and Misconceptions.

Ducksters: The Battle of the Alamo
"Although the Texans lost the battle, it galvanized the rest of Texas against Mexico and General Santa Anna. A few months later, Sam Houston led the Texans to victory over Santa Anna at the Battle of San Jacinto. The Texans rallied to the cry of 'Remember the Alamo!' during the battle."

Mr. Donn: Western Expansion: What is the Alamo?
Why is the Alamo so important that more than 2.5 million people visit the aging mission turned fort? "It has been nearly two centuries since the attack on the Alamo. Yet, the cry 'Remember the Alamo' is still used today as a call for bravery and as a symbol of heroic struggle against impossible odds in the fight for freedom from oppression. The Alamo itself remains hallowed ground."

San Jacinto Museum: The Battle
Although the Texas revolutionaries lost the battle at the Alamo, they turned the loss into motivation on the battlefield at San Jacinto. "Remember the Alamo!" shouted General Houston's troops as they successfully won their independence from Mexico on April 21, 1836. Learn how the battle at Alamo lead to eventual independence at the San Jacinto Museum site.

Texas State Historical Association: Handbook of Texas: Battle of the Alamo
The Handbook of Texas is a multimedia compendium of Texas history and geography. This page is devoted to the Battle of the Alamo. Other relevant articles include the Alamo, the Texas Revolution, Samuel Houston (Major General of the Texas army who led the victory at the battle of San Jacinto), and Davy Crockett (frontiersman, congressman, and one of the defenders who died in the Battle of the Alamo.) Unfortunately, the pages are not linked together, and the only way to find them is to use the search function.

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Bill of Rights
The first ten amendments to the United States Constitution are known as the Bill of Rights. Among the rights protected are freedom of speech, the right to bare arms, and protection from unreasonable search. Although originally opposed by pro-constitution Federalists, the Bill of Rights was ratified on December 15, 1791.

Bill of Rights Institute: Engage for Students
The Bill of Rights Institute is a non-profit whose goal is to "educate young people about the words and ideas of America's Founders, the liberties guaranteed in our Founding documents, and how our Founding principles affect and shape a free society." Explore Homework Help, Founding Documents, and Landmark Supreme Court Cases.

Constitution Center: Educational Resources
Chock full of interactive lessons, educational videos, games and activities, the Constitution Center is the online companion to the Museum of We the People in Philadelphia, PA. Best clicks are the Interactive Constitution (interact with constitutional experts) and Rights Around the World (learn how our American rights compare with those of other countries.)

Library of Congress: Today in History: The Bill of Rights
"The Bill of Rights draws influence and inspiration from the Magna Carta (1215), the English Bill of Rights (1689), and various later efforts in England and America to expand fundamental rights. George Mason's Virginia Declaration of Rights formed the basis of the amendments that comprise the Bill of Rights." Don't miss the links to related topics at the bottom of the article under Learn More.

U.S. National Archives: Bill of Rights
"Although twelve amendments were originally proposed, the ten that were ratified became the Bill of Rights in 1791. They defined citizens' rights in relation to the newly established government under the Constitution." Best history clicks are A More Perfect Union ("in-depth look at the Constitutional Convention, the ratification process, and the adoption of the Bill of Rights") and the story of George Mason's objections to the new Constitution (follow the link to Charters of Freedom.)

Quia: Bill of Rights Memory Game
Can you match the amendment number to the rights they guarantee? First read through the amendment synopses by clicking on "list of terms used in the activity," then try your hand at this Concentration-style memory game created by Nancy Mull. For Flashcards and another Bill of Rights Matching Game, mouse over to Find Other Activities (listed under Tools.) Play is free, but with a paid Quia subscription you can create your own games and save favorites on a personalized page.

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