The museum's My World Series describes five contemporary Native communities from the perspective of their young people 9–12 years old.
In the Tales of the People picture books, Native writers and illustrators tell traditional and not-so-traditional stories for children ages 3–7.
Explore the Museum's Collections Online
More than 8,000 objects from the museum's collections are now online for you to explore. Check back often as the museum adds to this valuable cultural resource.
Dig Deeper on the Web
Living Maya Time—Viviendo el tiempo maya—is a fully bilingual (Spanish and English) website featuring Mayan people discussing their culture and astronomy, and dispelling doomsday myths about the end of the Maya calendar on December 21, 2012. The site includes a variety of fun and educational activities, including a Maya math interactive, to engage students.
Meet the Nuu-chah-nulth people of British Columbia. Discover what Nuu-chah-nulth weaving and whale hunting have to do with one another. Learn to speak Nuu-chah-nulth words. Try an easy weaving activity at home using the same styles as the Nuu-chah-nulth.
Visit the website American Indian Responses to Environmental Challenges to see how the Akwesasne Mohawk of northern New York, the Campo Kumeyaay Nation of southern California, the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe of northern Minnesota, and the Lummi Nation of Washington state use their traditional culture, values, and indigenous knowledge, as well as contemporary science and technology, to deal with environmental issues.
Take an Electronic Fieldtrip
The museum and many of the Native communities who tell their stories within its exhibitions are introduced in Welcome to a Native Place, originally broadcast live across the Americas.
Learn more about the traditions of the Tlingit people of southeastern Alaska by watching the video Listening to Our Ancestors, originally broadcast live from Juneau, Alaska.
More than 15 million students watched these programs when they premiered. The materials developed to accompany them—including companion websites—are also a valuable resource for families and classrooms.