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   The purpose of this research guide is to help students recognize the cultural characteristics of early civilizations and their contributions to the development of our country.
   This guide will link you to resources available in your library and on the internet to aide in your investigation of the Native American People.  Use this guide to access, evaluate, and organize the information that you find to create an authentic product. 

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Native American Timeline

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Zuni Weaver

Zuni Weaver
"Zuni Weaver." Photo by John K. Hillers. Courtesy National Archives. American Indian History Online. Facts On File, Inc.

A Zuni woman weaves a belt on a waist loom with a reed heddle in New Mexico.


Native Americans: Pre-Columbian Era


Pre-Columbian History



The Southwest Culture Area
The Southwest Culture Area." From: Waldman, Carl. Atlas of the North American Indian, Third Edition. New York: Facts On File, Inc., 2009. American Indian History Online. Facts On File, Inc.

This map shows the approximate location of major tribes in the Southwest Culture Area just before contact with Europeans.

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Mid 19th Century Native Americans
North American Indians


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