Canku Ota
(Many Paths)
An Online Newsletter Celebrating Native America
Kalispel Tribe
The Kalispel Tribe of Indians, one of the oldest Native cultures of the Pend Oreille River, possesses a bright vision for the future. Through perseverance, we have overcome numerous cultural, economic and social hardships facing our sovereign nation.
Karuk, The People of the Klamath
Scientists have discovered evidence suggesting that the Karuk people have lived on the Klamath River for more than 10,000 years. Actually, the people have been there since the beginning
The Kawaiisu Tribe
The Kawaiisu are a Southern California Native American tribe who are well known for elaborate basketry, culture and rock art. The name "Kawaiisu"was given to the tribe by neighboring people and over the course of academic study has been the label that is most used. The Kawaiisu language is unique in pronunciation and structure and is maintained amongst tribal members to this day.
Kickapoo History
Before contact with Europeans, the Kickapoo lived in northwest Ohio and southern Michigan in the areabetween Lake Erie and Lake Michigan.
Kickapoo Language
Kickapoo is an Algonquian language closely related to Mesquakie-Sauk (some linguists even consider it a dialect of Mesquakie-Sauk). Unlike Mesquakie-Sauk, however, Kickapoo is a tone language--the high or low pitch of a vowel can change a Kickapoo word's meaning. Kickapoo is spoken in three distinct language areas, Kansas, Oklahoma, and northern Mexico, by a combined 800 people. The language is most vigorous in Mexico, where some children are still learning it at home; in America Kickapoo is endangered, though revitalization efforts are ongoing. In the past, Kickapoo Indians also used a unique linguistic code called "whistle speech" to convey simple utterances, but today it is a lost art.
Kiowa Drawings
The Smithsonian's collections of Kiowa drawings include works of art on buffalo hide and more recent examples on paper, a medium that Kiowa artists adopted after it became widely available in the late nineteenth century. Together, these drawings offer a unique source of information on tribal social and artistic traditions.
Kiowa Orthography
An Unofficial Practical Orthography for the Kiowa Language
Klallam Language
Learn the Klallam language
Elwha Klallam Home Page
The song that you are hearing, is the welcome song of the Klallam Tribe which says.. "..I'm happy you arrived.."

Klamath Tribes
"The mission of the Klamath Tribes is to protect, preserve, and enhance the spiritual, cultural, and physical values and resources of the Klamath, Modoc, and Yahooskin Peoples, by maintaining the customs and heritage of our ancestors. To establish a comprehensive unity by fostering the enhancement of spiritual and cultural values through a government whose function is to protect the human and cultural resources, treaty rights, and to provide for the development and delivery of social and economic opportunities for our People through effective leadership."

Kootenai Tribe
The Kootenai Tribe of Idaho has a very small land base located approximately three miles west of Bonners Ferry, Idaho. The Kootenai Indians in Boundary County spoke a language very different from other Tribes. (It had a very musical quality).
Kootenai Tribe of Idaho
The Lower Kootenai Tribe has lived in the area since prehistoric times, and is one of six bands of the Kootenai Nation, an area that later was drawn as North Idaho, northwest Montana and southeastern British Columbia.
The Indigenous peoples known as the Ktunaxa Indians and often referred to in history books and on maps as the Kootenay Indians live in the Columbia Basin.
SEED Ktunaxa Nations Resources
Selective Ethnobotanical Education Directory or SEED is a resource that has been compiled by four students from the Ktunaxa/Kinbasket Nation located in southeastern British Columbia and northern Montana and Idaho.
The Campo Band of Kumeyaay Indians is located in southeastern San Diego County, California. The Band is also known as Mission or Diegueno Indians.
Kumeyaay Nation
This Web site is dedicated to the promotion and preservation of the Kumeyaay culture. tells the story from the Kumeyaay perspective, and is the premiere source for Kumeyaay Indian information.
The Kumeyaay (Digueño) Indians of San Diego County & Baja - DesertUSA
When Father Junipero Serra entered the San Diego area in 1769 to build the first California mission, he encountered a thriving population of peaceful and hospitable Native Americans living in the area.
San Diego Kumeyaay
This website tells the story of the San Diego Kumeyaay (koo'-me-eye), a people who once roamed as far west as the Pacific Ocean, as far east as Palm Springs, approximately fifty miles south into Mexico, and as far north as Escondido.
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Louisiana Tribes
Louisiana American Indian Lesson Plan
Louisiana has the third largest American Indian population in the eastern United States.
LaJolla Band of Luiseno Indians
Traditionally the Luiseno-Juaneno people occupied approximately 50 miles of the southern California coastline, north of present-day San Diego and south of Los angeles, north of the lands of the Kumeyaay, extending inland for about 30 miles.
Lumbee Tribe - Official Site
The 40,000+ members of the Lumbee Tribe is the largest tribe in North Carolina, the largest tribe east of the Mississippi River and the ninth largest in the nation. The Lumbee take their name from the Lumbee River which winds its way through Robeson County. Pembroke, North Carolina is the economic, cultural and political center of the tribe.
Lushootseed Digital Archives
The Lushootseed Archive Project ws formally begun at the Center for Advanced Research Technology in the Arts and Humanity in June 1996.
Lummi Lessons
Lummi Nation
"Related by Family, Culture and History"
The Governor's Office of Indian Affairs - Lummi Nation
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