HIST1512 First Nations: The Peoples and Cultures of Native North America to 1800
This course tells the history of North America through the eyes of the original inhabitants from pre-contact times up through 1800, and explores the big and small ways in which these First Peoples shaped their own destiny, even under colonialism.
The Haffenreffer Museum's Collections Research Center in Bristol, Rhode Island, holds more than one million ethnographic objects, archaeological specimens and images from all parts of the world, with one particular focus on native peoples of North America. University faculty, students, and researchers are welcome to visit by appointment
Please contact Kevin Smith at least three weeks in advance to discuss space availability and objects of interest.
Native American objects in the collection include photographs, paintings, basketry, ritual objects and clothing. The search feature on the site makes it possible to identify particular objects of interest.
Operated by Native people, the Tomoquag Museum tells the story of the original inhabitants of Rhode Island through traditional arts, music and celebrations such as the Maple Sugar Thanksgiving and the Corn Planting Moon.
This interactive website highlights the research of scholars who are providing new insights about the cultures and histories of Indian peoples in the Midwest, and includes some audio-visual commentary by native peoples and by scholars.