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The Horse in Blackfoot Indian Culture
Digital Version of the book The Horse in Blackfoot Indian Culture by John C. Ewers. Ewers chose the horse as the starting point for his verbal picture of Blackfoot culture and works from the hoof up, taking readers from the fundamentals of hobbling and shoeing through the intricacies of social status, political organization, religion, and economic relations.
Provider: Smithsonian Institution Libraries
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Grade(s): 9–12
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The Living Yamal
Researchers visit Siberia’s Yamal Penninsula to meet the Nenet people and to learn how the resource-rich area could be used for gas without disrupting this Native culture.
Provider: National Museum of Natural History
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The New Old World: Antilles Living Beyond the Myth
Photographic exhibit of the Native people and communities of the Antilles (Cuba, Dominican Republic, Dominica, Trinidad, Haiti, Jamaica, Puerto Rico) challenges the myth of indigenous extinction. Includes image gallery, video introduction, and exhibit brochure. Bilingual English/Spanish.
Provider: National Museum of the American Indian
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The Roots and Branches of Virginia Music: The Past Is Present
Webpage celebrates the four hundredth anniversary of Jamestown, Virginia, with an essay and audio and video recordings of old-time string music, bluegrass, blues, gospel, and country.
Provider: Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
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The Search for a Past: The Prehistory of the Indigenous Saami in Northern Coastal Sweden
Prehistory of the Nordic Saami. Uses a scientific model to show how a research team used archeological remains to investigate the early culture of the Saami.
Provider: National Museum of Natural History
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The Smithsonian Folklife and Oral History Interviewing Guide
Online version of booklet provides guidelines for collecting folklife and oral history. Offers interview advice, sample questions, ways to preserve and present one’s findings, further readings, glossary, sample information and release forms.
Provider: Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
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The Ways of Living, Ways of Giving Teaching Poster
Teaching poster featuring the Kwakwaka´wakw people of British Columbia, Canada. Includes lessons and activities about different value systems. Examines Kwakwaka’wakw traditions, such as the potlatch, which express concepts of wealth, values of giving, and the importance of cultural continuity.
Provider: National Museum of the American Indian
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Grade(s): 4–8
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Throat Singing
Webpage focuses on one of the oldest forms of music--a gutteral singing or chanting in Central Asia, Canada, and South Africa. Includes music samples, videos, and throat singing lesson.
Provider: Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
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Tracking the Buffalo: You Be The Historian
Online interactive about the stories told on buffalo hides by the Native Americans of the Great Plains. Focused on a particular painting, this interactive leads viewers to their own conclusions through subtle hints and clues and lets them compare their conclusions to those of Smithsonian historians.
Provider: National Museum of American History
Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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Treasures of American History: American Identity
Online exhibit highlighting objects from the Smithsonian collection that give insight into what it has meant to be an American. Explore the diverse roots of American culture as well as common experiences shared across lines of race, ethnicity, and region. These objects show the many ways in which Americans have defined themselves, through artistic expression, ethnic traditions, work, play, home, and community life. Includes a Spanish translation.
Provider: National Museum of American History
Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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Video Ethnographies
Video clips from Smithsonian Folklife Festivals show performances by musicians and dancers from around the globe. The artists discuss their techniques and the cultural significance of their craft. Clips are organized by country.
Provider: Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
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Vikings: The North Atlantic Saga
The history and travels of the Vikings. Includes an interactive map, video, board game, vocabulary, teacher guide, and family guide.
Provider: National Museum of Natural History
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Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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Voices of Struggle: The Civil Rights Movement, 1945 to 1965
Webpage honoring African-American history and music with a look at the profound cultural contribution of the Civil Rights Movement. Features recordings of songs and leaders of the Movement.
Provider: Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
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Water Ways: Mid-Atlantic Maritime Communities
Website containing exploration of the communities and individuals who make their living off the rivers, bays and oceans of the area. Includes sound and video clips, teacher and student guides, and games.
Provider: Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
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Word, Shout, Song
Printable 28-page brochure published to accompany an exhibition. It tells the life story of the academically adventurous Lorenzo Dow Turner, an African American linguist who studied African languages and Arabic to "crack the Gullah code." He went on to study traces of African culture in Latin America.
Provider: Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum
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Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12, General audience
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