Resources

During Indian Country Diaries we let viewers know they can find out more about certain topics on this website by running text alerts across the bottom of the TV screen. In order to make it easier for you to find the features, we've put together this resource page listing all the alerts in one place.

Download Viewer's Guide
Students, discussion leaders and individual viewers can download the Viewer's Guide to help them frame questions to look for when viewing the program.

“A Seat at the Drum”

Indian Boarding Schools
These schools transported students hundreds of miles from home to teach them to become white people.

Urban Indian Relocation
In the 1950s and 60s, reservation Indians were recruited to relocate to the cities, hopefully to find jobs.

Pow Wow Culture
Some say that pow wows are becoming an expression of pan-Indian culture. What do you think?

Tribal Identity
Native Americans are the fastest growing ethnic group in the U.S., in part because so many non-Indian wannabes claim Indian heritage. But who really belongs?

History of Indian Gaming
Traditionally, many tribes enjoyed games of chance, but the 1988 federal Indian Regulatory Gaming Act made it a big business.

“Spiral of Fire”

Hear More Oral History
Many tribes like the Cherokee have a rich tradition of story telling and songs.

Cherokee Language and Culture
The Cherokee are the largest tribal group in the U.S. and they have a rich tradition.

Indian Gaming
Traditionally, many tribes enjoyed games of chance, but the 1988 federal Indian Regulatory Gaming Act made it a big business.

Follow the Trail of Tears
Almost every Native American tribe has their own wrenching story of relocation, but the Cherokee Trail of Tears has captured the imaginations of many.

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