I will hopefully add more links as I find them.
If you find a helpful link, please email it to me so I can possibly add it.
- OAC - Online Archive of California, which was started by the University of California's California Digital Library, provides access to over 200 library online archives throughout California including the ten UC schools. Great for original, historical pictures of your tribe's people and settings.
- For a more NARROWER search, use the UC Berkeley Hearst Museum of Anthropology's collection.
- Since they have one of the largest collections of California Indians in the entire world, the Hearst Museum's website allows you to search for artifacts online. So, if you're looking for tools, clothing, etc., you probably want to search here.
- Another great resource for artifact research is the twelve-year-old Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian. On the left sidebar, choose the box "all of the above categories"; then use the drop down menu to find California; select either Central, Northern, or Southern geographic region (based your tribe's location); and finally, find your tribe before hitting the search button.
- If you need help with your language slide, you can find some words in your tribe's language to use from this website. Search for your tribe then scroll past the ads in the white box at the top to find and click on the link titled "___(your tribe)___ Words"
- It always helps to do a basic search for your tribe. They may have a tribal (or a tribe's band) website, and these websites usually contain helpful additional information and pictures. Here are a few:
- Round Valley Indian Reservation, home of the following tribes: Concow (Konkow), Nomlacki (Nomlaki), Pit River (Achemawi), Pomo, and Wailacki.
- Helpful link for this year and especially for next year if you are asked to do a Native American report is the First Nation Seeker website. The website's name is a reference to the continent's first people/nation, it contains information and link to Canadian AND American Native Tribes. You're going to have to do some clicking and your tribe may not be there.
Lastly, did you misplace or lose your California Indians resource sheets? Access it here online.