Helpful Links & Outside Resources



Washington State Tribal Museums

Suquamish Museum & Cultural Center Makah Cultural and Research Museum
The Hibulb Cultural Center – Tulalip The Confederated Tribes of the Colville Indian Reservation
Yakama Nation Museum The Museum at Warm Springs
The Squaxin Island Tribe’s Museum Library and Research Center Tamástslikt Cultural Institute – Cayuse, Umatilla and Walla Walla Tribes

School District and Nearest Federally Recognized Indian Tribes

Comparing American Indian Enrollment from May 2009 to May 2011 + District Total Enrollment PDF

Delicious Bookmarks by Shana Brown

In each of the STI Units there are several websites that may be used to supplement lessons.  Instead of having a very large handout wit all the online resources listed with complicated URLs (web addresses), I have created a bank of websites that will be useful to teachers.  This collection is available to anyone on the Internet and is housed in a site called “delicious” (you might see the name in this format as well: de.lic.ious).  “Delicious” is a social bookmarking service that allows users to tag, save, manage and share web pages from a centralized source.  See more about “delicious” at:

Governors Office of Indian Affairs

The Governor’s Office of Indian Affairs, recognizing the importance of sovereignty, affirms the government-to-government relationship and principles identified in the Centennial Accord to promote and enhance tribal self-sufficiency and serves to assist the state in developing policies consistent with those principles.

Trailtribes (University of Montana’s site)

History with a Tribal Perspective, along trails followed by Lewis & Clark

Indian Land Tenure Foundation Curriculum

Welcome to the Indian Land Tenure Foundation’s website for its Indian land curriculum, Lessons of Our Land designed for Head Start and K-12. Also available are college course materials addressing: Native Land Tenure History and Strategic Land Planning. The curriculum and resources are provided free of charge to individuals who register. You must register in order to view, download and/or print the full curriculum.

PBS’s “We Shall Remain” Streaming Video

From the award-winning PBS series American Experience comes We Shall Remain, a provocative multi-media project that establishes Native history as an essential part of American history.

Washington Historical Society’s Curriculum “Treaty Trail”

These lessons involve active role-play of the key players in the Walla Walla treaty negotiations. Students go beyond mere reenactment of facts and speeches, however, to analyze the goals of the tribes and the U.S. government, to evaluate bias, and to emotionally connect with what was gained and lost during this pivotal time. Students will realize that the term ‘treaty rights’ refers to the guarantee, by treaty, of pre-existing Indian rights, as opposed to special rights given or granted to them.

Evergreen College- Native Case Studies:

Culturally relevant curriculum and teaching resources in the form of case studies on key issues in Indian Country.

Google Search:  Native American Indian agreements and Treaties

 Organizational Links:

WSSDA – A Toolkit for Washington School Boards and Districts

National Museum of the American Indian

National Congress of American Indians

National Indian Education Association

American Indian Higher Education Consortium (AIHEC)

The Longhouse Education and Cultural Center at Evergreen State College

Washington State University: College of Education

University of Arizona: Native Nations Institute

Alaska Native Knowledge Network

The Montana Office of Public Instruction – Indian Education