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Wisconsin- HanwakaCenter for prehistoric astronomy, cosmology and cultural landscape studies

Wisconsin - The Antiquities of Wisconsin; I. A. Lapham; Smithsonian Contributions to Knowledge; 1855

Northeast- NEARA the New England Antiquities Research Association, a 40-year-old, 500-member group focused of the stonework of the Northeast

New Hampshire- Mystery Hill (a.k.a. America's Stonehenge)  A massive New Hampshire stone complex, open to the public

Rhode Island- Key into the Language of the Indians of New England, Roger Williams, 1643.  The single best primary document on New England Native cosmology and traditions.

Wyoming- Bear Creek Ranch Medicine Wheel, - listed on the National Register

View down the Mississippi from Indian Mound Park, St. Paul. Minnesota  c. 1898

Wyoming- BighorMedicine Wheel - National Historic Landmark

Forgotten Technology  Video of experiments demonstrating how a single person can easily move and lift stones of over 10 tons.  Imagine what 20 people could accomplish.

Earthworks of the Ohio Valley

Mississippi- National Register listed Indian mounds

Petroglyph Boulders and Sacred Stones of the Upper Midwest

United States Archaeology: Great Plains and Midwest

Native American Astronomy

Massachusetts - Cape Cod History  (actually covers much, much more)

Virginia- De Bry's engravings based on White's 1585 watercolors

Virginia - Virtual Jamestown Project archives

Southeast- Le Moyne's sketches from the same era

West- Edward Curtis' 20 volume The North American Indian

Southwest- Chaco Digital Initiative

Ohio- Searching for the Great Hopewell Road

Canada- Native peoples ethnological resources

Ohio- Virtual explorations of the Ancient Ohio Valley

PRESERVATION:

IndiaBurial and Sacred Grounds Watch

SEAL - South Eastern Anti-desecration League

NATHPO - National Association of Tribal Historic Preservation Officers

 


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GENERAL REFERENCE

ANNUAL REPORT OF THE BUREAU OF AMERICAN ETHNOLOGY (1885/86), Contains The "Mide'wiwin, or Grand Medicine Society of the Ojibwa, by W. J. Hoffman and: The Sacred formulas of the Cherokee, by James Mooney

ANNUAL REPORT OF THE BUREAU OF AMERICAN ETHNOLOGY (1897/98: pt.1), Contains The Myths of The Cherokee, by James Mooney

ANNUAL REPORT OF THE BUREAU OF AMERICAN ETHNOLOGY  (1881 through 1933) hosted on a French web site

3rd Annual Report

5th Annual Report

7th Annual Report

9th Annual Report

27th Annual Report

LIST OF PUBLICATIONS OF THE BUREAU OF AMERICAN ETHNOLOGY

Library of Congress - Prints & Photographs Online Catalog

Smithsonian Institution Archives Image Gallery

Smithsonian Institution Research Information System

Smithsonian Photography Initiative - The initial stage of their effort to port their collection of 13 million photographs to the  web.

Stone ornaments used by Indians in the United States and Canada; being a description of certain charm stones, gorgets, tubes, bird stones and problematical forms, by Warren K. Moorehead

Native American Religious Texts

1st Hand History .org

Good Newes from New England (1624)

Church's Indian Wars from 1675 to 1704

History of the Town of Natick, Massachusetts, 1650-1830 Together with "the circumstances which accompanied the gradual decrease and final extinction of the first tribe, that was brought into a state of civilization and christianity, by a Protestant missionary."

Henry Rowe Schoolcraft:

Indians of the United States, Volume 1

Indians of the United States, Volume 2

Narrative journal of travels from Detroit northwest through the great chain of American lakes to the sources of the Mississippi River in the year 1820

Journal of a Tour into the Interior of Missouri and Arkansaw, from Potosi, or Mine a Burton, in Missouri Territory, in a South-West Direction, toward the Rocky Mountains, Performed in the Years 1818 and 1819

Narrative journal of travels through the northwestern regions of the United States : extending from Detroit through the great chain of American lakes to the sources of the Mississippi River, performed as a member of the expedition under Governor Cass in the year 1820

Narrative of an expedition through the upper Mississippi to Itasca Lake, the actual source of this river; embracing an exploratory trip through the St. Croix and Burntwood (or Broule) Rivers, i1832

Personal memoirs of a residence of thirty years with the Indian tribes on the American frontiers: with brief notices of passing events, facts, and opinions, A.D. 1812 to A.D. 1842.

History of the Conquest of  Mexico; William H. Prescott;

The Works of Hubert Howe Bancroft

Primary source documents:

Digital Book Index -  eBooks:

Native American History
Native American Folklore, Myths, Legends, Fables

see also:
 LOCAL-REGIONAL: NEW ENGLAND: MASSACHUSETTS
 LOCAL-REGIONAL: NEW ENGLAND: MASSACHUSETTS: COLONIAL
 LOCAL-REGIONAL: NEW ENGLAND: MASSACHUSETTS: BOSTON
 LOCAL-REGIONAL: NEW ENGLAND: RHODE ISLAND
 LOCAL-REGIONAL: NEW ENGLAND: CONNECTICUT
 LOCAL-REGIONAL: NEW ENGLAND: MAINE
 LOCAL-REGIONAL: NEW ENGLAND: NEW HAMPSHIRE
 LOCAL-REGIONAL: NEW ENGLAND: VERMONT
 LOCAL-REGIONAL: MID-ATLANTIC: NEW YORK HISTORIES
 LOCAL-REGIONAL: MID-ATLANTIC: NEW YORK - COLONIAL PERIOD
 LOCAL-REGIONAL: MID-ATLANTIC: NEW YORK - VARIOUS SUBJECTS
 LOCAL: NEW YORK CITY
 LOCAL: NEW YORK CITY: HISTORY

HISTORY: COLONIAL: VIRGINIA
HISTORY: COLONIAL: PENNSYLVANIA
HISTORY:  COLONIAL: OTHER EARLY COLONIES
HISTORY: US: KING PHILIP'S WAR
HISTORY: US: NATIVE AMERICANS
NATIVE AMERICANS: SIOUX
NATIVE AMERICANS: IROQUOIS (SIX NATIONS)
NATIVE AMERICANS: SEMINOLES
LOCAL-REGIONAL: NEW ENGLAND: VERMONT
LOCAL-REGIONAL: MID-ATLANTIC: NEW YORK HISTORIES
LOCAL-REGIONAL: MID-ATLANTIC: NEW YORK - COLONIAL PERIOD
LOCAL: NEW YORK CITY: HISTORY
FRONTIER, AND WESTERN MOVEMENT
LOCAL-REGIONAL: MID-ATLANTIC: NY - LONG ISLAND TOWNS
LOCAL-REGIONAL: MID-ATLANTIC: NY - OTHER TOWNS
LOCAL-REGIONAL: MID-ATLANTIC: NY - HUDSON RIVER, ETC
LOCAL-REGIONAL: MID-ATLANTIC: NY - ADIRONDACKS, CATSKILLS
LOCAL-REGIONAL: MID-ATLANTIC: NY - NATIVE AMERICANS  NY
LOCAL-REGIONAL: MID-ATLANTIC: NEW JERSEY
LOCAL-REGIONAL: PENNSYLVANIA
LOCAL-REGIONAL: PENNSYLVANIA: COLONIAL
LOCAL-REGIONAL: PENNSYLVANIA: WESTERN
LOCAL-REGIONAL: PA.: PITTSBURGH & ALLEGHENY CO.
LOCAL-REGIONAL: MID-ATLANTIC: MARYLAND
LOCAL-REGIONAL: MID-ATLANTIC: MARYLAND: COLONIAL RECORDS
LOCAL-REGIONAL: MID-ATLANTIC: MARYLAND: LAND RECS.
LOCAL-REGIONAL: MID-ATLANTIC: DELAWARE
LOCAL-REGIONAL: MID-ATLANTIC: WEST VIRGINIA
LOCAL-REGIONAL: SOUTH: VIRGINIA
LOCAL-REGIONAL: SOUTH: VIRGINIA: COLONIAL PERIOD
LOCAL-REGIONAL: SOUTH: NORTH CAROLINA
LOCAL-REGIONAL: SOUTH: SOUTH CAROLINA
LOCAL-REGIONAL: SOUTH: GEORGIA
LOCAL-REGIONAL: SOUTH: ALABAMA
LOCAL-REGIONAL: SOUTH: FLORIDA
LOCAL-REGIONAL: SOUTH: MISSISSIPPI
LOCAL-REGIONAL: SOUTH: LOUISIANA
LOCAL-REGIONAL: SOUTH: TENNESSEE
LOCAL-REGIONAL: SOUTH: KENTUCKY
LOCAL-REGIONAL: SOUTH: KENTUCKY: MAMMOTH CAVES
LOCAL-REGIONAL: MID-WEST: OHIO
LOCAL-REGIONAL: MID-WEST: INDIANA
LOCAL-REGIONAL: MID-WEST: ILLINOIS (incl. Chicago Fire)
LOCAL-REGIONAL: MID-WEST: MICHIGAN
LOCAL-REGIONAL: MID-WEST: WISCONSIN
LOCAL-REGIONAL: MID-WEST: MINNESOTA
LOCAL-REGIONAL: PLAINS: NORTH DAKOTA
LOCAL-REGIONAL: PLAINS: SOUTH DAKOTA
LOCAL-REGIONAL: PLAINS: KANSAS
LOCAL-REGIONAL: PLAINS: NEBRASKA
LOCAL-REGIONAL: PLAINS: IOWA
LOCAL-REGIONAL: PLAINS: MISSOURI
LOCAL-REGIONAL: PLAINS: ARKANSAS
LOCAL-REGIONAL: PLAINS: OKLAHOMA
LOCAL-REGIONAL: SOUTHWEST: TEXAS
LOCAL-REGIONAL: SOUTHWEST: ARIZONA
LOCAL-REGIONAL: SOUTHWEST / ROCKIES: NEW MEXICO
LOCAL-REGIONAL: SOUTHWEST / ROCKIES: COLORADO
LOCAL-REGIONAL: ROCKIES / INTERMOUNTAIN: UTAH
LOCAL-REGIONAL: ROCKIES: MONTANA, WYOMING, IDAHO, NEVADA
LOCAL-REGIONAL: WEST / NORTHWEST: OREGON
LOCAL-REGIONAL: WEST / NORTHWEST: WASHINGTON
LOCAL-REGIONAL: WEST / NORTHWEST: ALASKA
LOCAL-REGIONAL: WEST: CALIFORNIA
LOCAL-REGIONAL: WEST: CALIFORNIA: YOSEMITE
LOCAL-REGIONAL: WEST / OCEANA: HAWAII
LOCAL-REGIONAL: CANADA: NEWFOUNDLAND / LABRADOR
LOCAL-REGIONAL: CANADA: BRITISH COLUMBIA

Eyewitness Accounts of early American Exploration and Settlement

The Legends of the Iroquois; Told by "The Cornplanter"

The Works of Hubert Howe Bancroft

Black Elk Speaks

Indian History of the Northwest - Siwash - by J. A. Costello

Adventures on the Columbia River Including The Narrative of a Residence of Six Years on the Western Side of the Rocky Mountains Among Various Tribes of Indians Hitherto Unknown; Together With A Journey Across the American Continent

Labyrinths of America

Hamlet's Mill: An essay on Myth and the Frame of Time; 1977
                      online index

The Secret of the Incas: Myth, Astronomy, and the War Against Time; William Sullivan; 1996:

The ideas in Hamlet's Mill staggered me.  The book stood conventional notions of "prehistory" on their head.  For practical purposes, the definition of prehistory as "before recorded events," has always hinged on the presence of a written record.  Prehistory means pre-writing.  This definition dismisses the possibility of any means other than writing for transmitting important information from the past, and thereby creates the impression that such transmission was not a priority for our forebears.  Hamlet's Mill was making the startling assertion that the apparent gulf between history and prehistory was a figment of the modern imagination, a failure of faith with those who had gone before, a product of the "deteriorated expectations of our time."  . . . I felt that I was looking--as if through the glass of a museum case--at the comprehensive tool kit, the very nuts and bolts, used by "prehistoric" humanity to fashion a critical component of human consciousness and transmit it unalloyed into the deep future.  The implications of Hamlet's Mill appeared to me nothing short of revolutionary:

  • Embedded within myths were astronomical observations at least as accurate as carbon dates, thus enabling investigators to compare the content of myths so dated with the archaeological record.

  • Was it not possible that myth represented the "software" that would show us how to run the "hardware" of ancient astronomical monuments?

  • Was it not possible that the term prehistory was a misnomer if oral tradition possessed the means to transmit not only the seminal philosophical ideas of the human race, but the precise skies (i.e., time) that inspired these thoughts?

  • And, as a consequence, did not a completely unsuspected history of the human race--in the form of the recorded myths of ancient and contemporary "prehistoric" (nonliterate) peoples--lie gathering dust in libraries around the world?
     

Narratives of the Rites and Laws of the Yncas

LDS and World Classics E-Text Project

General Reference:  The Century Dictionary

Further Reading

 

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