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Esselen Tribe of Monterey County
The Esselen Tribe of Monterey County is first and foremost a Tribal Group working toward continuing cultural traditions and preserving the cultural heritage of the historic tribes that are located within Monterey County. The Esselen Tribe of Monterey County is also registered as a Non-Profit Organization and was founded with the goal of continuing cultural traditions and preserving the cultural heritage of the historic tribes that are located within Monterey County, along with protecting and preserving the recognized and unrecognized sacred lands and archeological sites.

Western Rivers Conservancy
Western Rivers Conservancy protects outstanding river ecosystems throughout the western United States. We acquire land to conserve critical habitat, provide public access for compatible use and enjoyment, and cooperate with other agencies and organizations to secure the health of whole ecosystems.

Created and led by Native peoples, IllumiNative is a new nonprofit initiative designed to increase the visibility of – and challenge the negative narrative about – Native Nations and peoples in American society.
Lightning Boy Foundation
The Lightning Boy Foundation is a non profit organization in Northern New Mexico that provides traditional hoop dance instruction and other dance programming to youth ages two and up.
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Battle of Gettysburg
Often described as the Civil War’s turning point, the Battle of Gettysburg took place on July 1-3, 1863, in the town of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. It was an extremely bloody battle, in the midst of an extremely bloody war. But in the end, the Union troops led by George G. Meade were victorious over the Confederate army led by Robert E. Lee.

Battlefields: Gettysburg
"In the summer of 1863, Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee launched his second invasion of the Northern states. Lee sought to capitalize on recent Confederate victories and defeat the Union army on Northern soil, which he hoped would force the Lincoln administration to negotiate for peace." is a trust dedicated to preserving America's battlegrounds and educating the public about their history. Visit their website for a short introduction to the Battle of Gettysburg, and then scroll down for related articles such as 7 Gettysburg Myths and Misconceptions, Gettysburg Campaign Map and Gettysburg photo gallery.

Library of Congress: Gettysburg Address
In 1863, David Wills, a Pennsylvania judge, was given the task of "cleaning up the horrible aftermath of the [Civil War] battle" at Gettysburg. Wills acquired seventeen acres for a national cemetery and three weeks before its dedication, invited President Lincoln to "formally set apart these grounds to their sacred use by a few appropriate remarks." Lincoln's brief remarks at the cemetery on November 19, 1863 became one of the most memorable presidential speeches ever given. Can you recite it? "Four score and seven years ago . . ."

National Park Service: Gettysburg
This kids section from the Gettysburg National Military Park answers lots of questions about the Battle and the War, in a kid-friendly voice. "Whew! You need a scorecard to keep track of everyone who was important at the Battle of Gettysburg! Check out who some of the big (and little) shots were." Be sure to click on the underlined section titles, as they lead to more content. And don't miss the printable twenty-question quiz: The Gettysburg History Challenge.

PBS: The Civil War: Battle of Gettysburg
"The Battle of Gettysburg, the second day: By the morning of July 2, 1863, 150,000 Union and Confederate troops had converged on the little Pennsylvania town." From the companion website for Ken Burn's PBS film, The Civil War, we find three maps that summarize the three days of the Battle of Gettysburg. Each page has a short annotation, and a thumbnail map you'll need to click to enlarge. To view Day Two and Day Three, look in the left-hand vertical navigation menu.

Smithsonian Magazine: Cutting-Edge Second Look at the Battle of Gettysburg
Highlight of this Smithsonian Magazine article is the interactive map Decisive Moments in the Battle of Gettysburg. The red lines and timeline markers are Confederate troops, while the blue ones are Union positions and events. Below the map is an article summarizing what historians have recently learned about the Battle of Gettysburg. "Altogether, our mapping reveals that Lee never had a clear view of enemy forces; the terrain itself hid portions of the Union Army throughout the battle. In addition, Lee did not grasp – or acknowledge – just how advantageous the Union’s position was."

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