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Native Americans: Past, Present, and Future

The hope of Pittsburgh Public Theater is that our Land Acknowledgement and the resources below will help you achieve a deeper understanding of Indigenous Peoples’ history and culture, and inspire you to take action in support of Native American Communities and Indigenous Rights.

Education

Smithsonian Institute, National Museum of the American Indian
https://americanindian.si.edu/

Smithsonian Institute: Native Knowledge 360 Education Initiative
https://americanindian.si.edu/nk360

Smithsonian Institute: Nation to Nation - Treaties Between the United States and American Indian Nations
https://americanindian.si.edu/nationtonation/

 

Native Governance and Land Acknowledgement
First Nations Development Institute: Strengthening Native American Communities & Economics
https://www.firstnations.org/

Native Governance Center: Supporting Indigenous Changemakers and Nations
https://nativegov.org/

Native Governance Center: A Guide to Land Acknowledgement
https://nativegov.org/news/a-guide-to-indigenous-land-acknowledgment/

Native Governance Center: Beyond Land Acknowledgement
https://nativegov.org/news/beyond-land-acknowledgment-series/

Native Governance Center: Land Acknowledgement, a Self-Assessment
https://nativegov.org/news/a-self-assessment/

U.S. Department of Arts and Culture
https://usdac.us/nativeland

Native Land: a map of indigenous territories, languages and treaties
https://native-land.ca/

 

Local History

Chuck Erdeljac: “American Indians of the Allegheny Valley” - Oakmont Historical Society
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fQXZyRrnpkc

WESA: “Who Lived Here First? A Look at Pittsburgh’s Native American History”
https://www.wesa.fm/arts-sports-culture/2018-12-18/who-lived-here-first-a-look-at-pittsburghs-native-american-history

Allegheny Front: “The Complicated History of the Kinzua Dam and How It Changed Life for the Seneca People”
https://www.alleghenyfront.org/the-complicated-history-of-the-kinzua-dam-and-how-it-changed-life-for-the-seneca-people/

Carlisle Indian School Project: Honoring the Children, Giving Voice to the Legacy
https://carlisleindianschoolproject.com/

PBS Native Voices: “How the Iroquois Great Law of Peace Shaped U.S. Democracy”
https://www.pbs.org/native-america/blogs/native-voices/how-the-iroquois-great-law-of-peace-shaped-us-democracy/

Haudenosaunee Confederacy: Who We Are
https://www.haudenosauneeconfederacy.com/who-we-are/


Local Connections

Council of Three Rivers American Indian Center
https://www.cotraic.org/

Public Source: “Living in Two Worlds: One Indigenous Woman’s View of Growing Up and Living in Pittsburgh”
https://www.publicsource.org/living-in-two-worlds-one-indigenous-womans-view-of-growing-up-and-living-in-pittsburgh/

City Paper: “Pittsburgh Indigenous Rights Advocate Weighs in on Standing Rock”
https://www.pghcitypaper.com/pittsburgh/pittsburgh-indigenous-rights-advocate-weighs-in-on-standing-rock/Content?oid=1968101

City Paper: “There Are Indigenous People in the Present”
https://www.pghcitypaper.com/pittsburgh/there-are-indigenous-people-in-the-present/Content?oid=18002712


Seneca People

Seneca Nation of Indians
https://sni.org/government/

Seneca Nation of Indians: Historic Preservation
https://sni.org/departments/tribal-historic-preservation/

Seneca Nation of Indians: Culture
https://sni.org/culture/

Seneca-Iroquois National Museum
https://www.senecamuseum.org/

Seneca Pronunciation and Spelling Guide
http://www.native-languages.org/seneca_guide.htm

Seneca Language Departments and Programs
https://senecalanguage.com/seneca-language-departments-programs/

Seneca Language Department – Allegany Territory
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WO6eeN35fdw

 

Artists and Activists

Groundwater Arts
https://www.groundwaterarts.com/about

Groundwater Arts: Divest to Invest
https://www.groundwaterarts.com/divest-to-invest-campaign

Indigenous Direction
https://www.indigenousdirection.com/

Environmental Health News: Native Americans and Environmental Activism
https://www.ehn.org/search/?q=seneca%20nation

Native American Voices: Haudenosaunee Influence on Early American Feminists
https://nativevoicesbooks.com/content/sisters-spirit

Echoes of the Four Directions
http://www.echoes4.com