Mitchell Museum
of the American Indian

3001 Central Street
Evanston, IL 60201


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Indigenous Peoples Day Resource Guide:

This page contains links to resources regarding Indigenous Peoples Day and teaching about Columbus. There are curriculum guides, books, and articles for teachers to help them and their students learn about the effects of Columbus' voyage on the Native Peoples of the Americas, Native American history, and why Indigenous Peoples Day came into being.


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Pre-Assessment Lesson Plans & Worksheets

Woodlands Lesson Plans & Worksheets

Plains, Great Basin and Plateau Lesson Plans & Worksheets

Southwest Lesson Plans & Worksheets

Northwest Coast Lesson Plans & Worksheets

Arctic and Sub-Arctic Lesson Plans & Worksheets

Post Assessment Lesson Plans & Worksheets


  • Supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities, The Newberry Library's multimedia educational website "Indians of the Midwest, Past and Present" focuses on Native people of Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, and Ohio. Issues explored include contemporary issues with roots in the history of the region: tribal sovereignty, hunting and fishing rights, casinos, treaties, identity, repatriation, and stereotypes.
  • Since launching its redesign, has expanded its online offering.  The American-Indian Wars topic contains interactive photo galleries, important moments in Native American legislation, and animated videos recounting the use and importance of the buffalo to Native American lifeways. 

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