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Through Lakota Eyes
by Jim Cortez
& Eli Tail, Sr.
Buy the DVD
A film about human rights. "The white men have been studying us since 1492 when Columbus came over, so we decided to study them. This film is what we found out."--Eli Tail, Sr. All proceeds from the sale of this film go to the Sinte Tiospaye on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation.

The Warriors Ride
by Jim Cortez
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A documentary on the annual four-day through the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation to Fort Robinson Nebraska in honor of Crazy Horse. Including some great Native American music and artists. All proceeds go to help Lakota youth on the Pine Ridge Reservation
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There are many excellent websites devoted to the preservation of information about American Tribes. We recommend the following:

Buechel Memorial Lakota Museum ~ The Virtual Exhibits of the Buechel Museum at the St. Francis Mission in Rosebud, South Dakota. Each virtual exhibit is designed to provide information on some aspect of Lakota culture.

Denver Public Library, Western History and Genealogy, Digital Image Collection ~ Over 120,000 of the images in the collection have been digitized and are available for viewing online in the Digital Image Catalog. The Digital Image Collection consists of prints and negatives that document the history of Colorado and the American West. This link will take you to the search page.

First People ~ Huge database of historical Native American photographs and texts (articles, treaties, poems, legends, etc.)

Frank's Realm ~ Frank lives in Finland and specializes in the Plains Indians and other "Characters of the Old West."

Glenbow Museum - The database contains a selection of the art, community history, military history, and Native North America collections, primiarly focused on the history of Alberta, Canada.

Grandfather's Spirit ~ This is a commercial site, but it has beautiful photographs at reasonable prices.

Lakota Language Consortium ~ A nonprofit organization working to revitalize the Lakota language.

Lakota Winter Counts: An Online Exhibit ~ The Smithsonian National Anthropological Archives' exhibit includes information about winter counts (timeline, author, overall view) and has a search feature.

Library of Congress ~ The online Prints and Photographs catalog of the Library of Congress. Many of the catalog records are accompanied by digital images, about one million digital images in all. Of special note is the Edward S. Curtis Collection.

Little Big Horn College ~ The Little Big Horn College's Apsáalooke Writing Tribal Histories Project is a great resource about the Apsáalooke (Crow) tribe past and present: history, culture, and tradition.

LittleBighorn.info ~ The "Northern Plains Indians" section lists basic biographical information about the Indians present during the Battle of the Little Bighorn on June 25-26, 1876. Also see the "Northern Plains Indians" section of its Message Boards.

Oglala Lakota College Archives ~ The archives of the Oglala Lakota College hosts a collection of 1,600 photographs.

Old Pictures ~ Huge database of pictures of Native Americans (mostly by Edward S. Curtis). Be sure to look in the "Old West" section also.

Plenty Coups State Park ~ Rare historical photographs of the Apsáalooke's last great chief.

Sequoyah National Research Center - The Sequoyah National Research Center (SNRC) holds the world’s most comprehensive collection of American Indian, Alaska Native, and First Nations newspapers, periodicals, and other publications. Additionally, the SNRC is home to manuscript and special collections, maps, posters, photographs, and audio-visual recordings and is the official repository for the American Indian Library Association correspondence, the National Trail of Tears Association, and the Native American Journalists Association.

Sicangu Heritage Center Collections ~ Contact the Sicangu Heritage Center for a list of papers, records, and historical documents available at Sinte Gleska University, Rosebud, South Dakota. The University's Facebook page, Lakota Documentaries, is updated frequently.

Smithsonian InstitutionResearch Information System (SIRIS) ~ The Smithsonian's library collections contain over 1.2 million volumes, including 15,000 journal titles, rare books and manuscripts. This link will take you to the search page.

 

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