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American Indian Resources and Sherman Alexie's Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian: American Indian Research

A library research guide created for Michelle Gonzales' English 105 (Puente Program) class.

Schema Building Group Research Project: American Indian Research

Use the resources found on the sub-pages/tabs of this page to research the following American Indian topics:

(*As taken from Michelle Gonzales' Fall 2012 English 105 assignment.)

Coer d’Alene Tribe: map, location, numbers, cultural information, historical information

Bay Area Tribes: location of Bay Area tribes, cultural information, historical information

Indian Reservations: map of tribal lands in US, information about the different types of reservations, living conditions, history

Politics of Tribal Casinos: summarize both sides to the debate for and against tribal casinos, interesting facts about tribal casinos

Famous American Indians: past and present (at least two of each)

Census Data: find the most recent census data possible regarding American Indians and highlight aspects of the population that the class could relate to (American Indian in Bay Area, numbers of Coer d’Alene, American Indian students, etc)


**This is not the complete assignment.  Please refer to the instructor's assignment for full details.**

American Indian Documentary from Films on Demand

Dancing in Moccasins: Keeping Native American Traditions Alive. Films Media Group, 1989. Films On Demand.

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