Canku Ota
(Many Paths)
An Online Newsletter Celebrating Native America
Maidu Indians
The first people who lived in Nevada County were the Maidu Indians. They gathered acorns and wild plants and caught fish and game. The women were skilled basket weavers. They were migratory, traveling down to the Sacramento Valley and up to the High Sierras
The Makah Nation -- On the Olympic Peninsula
We call ourselves "Kwih-dich-chuh-ahtx" or "people who live by the rocks and seagulls". The name "Makah", which was given to us by our neighboring tribes, means "Generous with food". We have lived at the most northwestern point in what is now the contiguous United States since the beginning of time. For thousands of years we have hunted whales and seals, and fished in the great waters which cradle our home.
Mandan, Hidatsa, Arikara
Arikara (Sáhniš) Language Program
Language Learning with Technology
A cooperative project between White Shield School District and Indiana University

The number of elders who still speak Sáhniš, our Arikara language, has reached a critical stage. Soon, there will be none who can come into the classroom to teach. The problem for the Arikara community, as it is for most Native American communities that are losing their languages, is this: how can we preserve the voices of our elders and perpetuate our language?
Home of the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara People
Welcome to the Home of the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara People - home of Sakakawea. Enjoy the hospitality of the people who welcomed Lewis and Clark and the men of the Voyage of Discovery in 1804. Come and meet the descendants of the people who provided shelter to Lewis and Clark.
History & Culture of the Three Affiliated Tribes
This Resource Guide is written for the purpose of providing basic information about the histories and cultures of the Three Affiliated Tribes -the Mandan, Hidatsa, and Sahnish.
Classic Mayan Beauty Tips
Be Attractive the Classic Maya Way!
Maya STORIES -- Legends with hidden politics
These animal stories are from Tales and Legends of the Q'anjob'al Ma (Yax:Te' Press, copyright 1995; reprinted here with permission). This collection is 41 tales, fables, myths and legends of the Q'anjob'al-speaking people of the Cuchumat'n Mountains of Guatemala. There are animal stories, strange encounters with Lords of the Hill, tales of deceit and wonder, and origin legends.
Mayan Life: Book Chapter
A MAYAN LIFE is the first novel ever by a Mayan writer, and thus the first in which the Maya themselves tell their own story
Thanksgiving in the Yucatan---1994
Travel with Karen Strom as she spends Thanksgiving in the Yucatan.
Z2 Content News!
On the southern border of Mexico is the country of Guatemala.
Guatemala has a very diverse landscape. The southern section of the country is highly volcanic, with many dormant and active volcanoes. The northern section is called the Peten. The Peten contains forests and Mayan ruins. Most Guatemalans live in the southern sections of the country, where the soil is more fertile than in the Peten.
Menominee Clans Story
The Menominee Clans Story displays wood figures carved by the Menominee traditional artist, James F. Frechette, Jr.
Menominee Culture - Indian Country Wisconsin
The Menominee, who speak a language of the Algonkian language family, are the only present-day tribe in Wisconsin whose origin story indicates they have always lived in the state. The Menominee refer to themselves as Mamaceqtaw (pronounced ma-ma-chay-tau), meaning "the people."
Menominee Tribe
The Menominee Nation once occupied nine and one half milllon acres of land which is now central and mid-eastern Wisconsin and part of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.


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The Tuolumne Band of Me-Wuk Indians
The Tuolumne Band of Me-Wuk Indians celebrates and honors its rich and varied culture by keeping it alive for the younger generations. A complex culture, sacred way of life and sometimes turbulent history is shared by the descendents of the Central Sierra Me-Wuk. The words, wisdom, songs, dances and other art forms are treasures passed down from our ancestors that we respect and work hard to preserve.

Miami Nation
This page was created as a joint effort between the Miami Tribe of Oklahoma and the Miami Nation of Indiana. Before 1846, the Miami People were one people and therefore shared the same history, language, and culture. After the 1846 removal the Miami became split into two distinct tribes. Today the Miami Tribe of Oklahoma maintains offices in Ottawa County, Oklahoma and the Miami Nation of Indians of the State of Indiana maintains offices in Peru, Indiana.
Miami Tribe of Oklahoma
You have reached the Miami Tribe of Oklahoma Web Site, the web site is currently being revised. Thank you for your patience. (editor's note: I have seen some of the pages on this site. It looks like it will be a very informative site.)
Miccosukee Tribe of Indians of Florida
The path traveled by the Miccosukee reveals a people intent on finding their own way; and a people that possess the cultural resources and flexibility as well as the personal sense of independence and determination to continue to be self-sufficient.
Aboriginal Peoples: The Micmac: Newfoundland and Labrador Heritage
Historians and archaeologists differ as to when the Micmac (Mi'kmaq) first came to Newfoundland. Newfoundland Micmac oral tradition holds that the Micmac were living in Newfoundland prior to European contact.
Coastal Miwok
The Coast Miwok Indians' territory stretched as far north as Bodega Bay, as far east as the town of Sonoma and included all of present day Marin County.
Miwok Information
Before Westerners arrived, the Miwok enjoyed thousands of peaceful years of in the pristine beauty of Angel Island. Native American use of the island began when people first came to live in the San Francisco Bay Area.
See Haudenosaunee
Mohegan Tribe Web Site
"Aquay! Ukiug Mohiksinug, Ukiug Unkasug, Wigwomun! Abux Wigun. Mundo Wigo."
"Greetings! To the Land of the Mohegan, the Land of Uncas, Welcome!
May you live happily. The Creator is good."
Mohegan Tribal History
Long ago, the Earth was formed atop the back of a giant turtle, whom we call Grandfather.
Muckleshoot Indian Tribe
The Muckleshoot Indian Tribe is comprised of the descendants of the area's original Coast Salish peoples. The Tribe has lived in this area for thousands of years, possibly since the last glaciers receded.
The Musqueam Nation
The Musqueam tribe occupied an area of the Lower Mainland ranging from Howe Sound on the north, east to Indian Arm, south between the Brunette and Coquitlam Rivers to the north arm of the Fraser River, and west to the Pacific, an area that now encompasses most of the greater Vancouver region.
Musqueam language revival sparks cultural pride
The critically endangered Musqueam language is becoming revitalized thanks to the collaborative efforts of UBC and members of the Musqueam community.
Mutsun Foundation
Welcome to the Mutsun Language Foundation website.
Please share in our love and passion of returning our language and culture back to our people.
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