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Native American Resources

The Suquamish Nation
The official site of the Suquamish Nation who live on the Port Madison Indian reservation, located on the Kitsap Peninsula in Washington State.

The Suquamish Museum
The Puget Sound Suquamish Nation document their 1500 year history through legends and song. Includes Tribal Archives, a museum shop and catalog.

Suquamish Tribe: A Local Legacy
The story of how a boarding school nearly wiped out the traditions of the Washington state Suquamish nation.

A History of Seattle from The Seattle Times
A special series from "The Seattle Times," marking the 150th anniversary of the founding of Seattle. This site contains maps, a photo gallery, audio and articles chronicling the history of this Pacific Northwest city.

American Indian Radio on Satellite (AIROS)
A network of 53 affiliate radio stations across the country that broadcasts Native American radio. Listen to a live stream of a Native American radio broadcast from virtually any region in the United States.

American Indian Movement
The official site for the Native American sovereignty and civil rights movement. The site contains information about the organization, archival documents and current campaigns.

Fireworks Safety

National Council of Fireworks Safety (NCFS)
The NCFS is a non-profit organization that is "dedicated to the safe enjoyment of fireworks in the U.S." Make sure to check out the fireworks safety lessons in the classroom section. Both adults and children can learn what they should and shouldn't do around fireworks with this fun game.

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission's Fireworks Safety Page
Read all about federal and state fireworks safety regulations, safety tips and factsheets on recreational explosives at this helpful safety site.

Prevent Blindness: Fireworks Safety
The Prevent Blindness America site contains strong arguments and statistics to bolster their argument that there is no safe way for nonprofessionals to use fireworks. Information and online resources are available at this site.


Zambelli Fireworks
Zambelli is one of the oldest and largest American fireworks companies. Their site contains fireworks display pictures, technical information and a screensaver you can download for free.

The Smithsonian: Photographing Fireworks
Photographers from the Smithsonian Institute provide online advice on how to best capture the next fireworks display with your camera. The site contains examples of photographers' work.


Fireworks: A History and Celebration (1987) by George Plimpton
A history on fireworks and the prominent families who created them.

Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee: An Indian History of the American West (1970) by Dee Alexander Brown
More than 30 years after its initial publication, Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee remains a seminal book in the study of the history of Native Americans.

The Trail of Tears (1995) by Gloria Jahoda
A history of the removal of Native Americans in the East. Trail picks up where Bury My Heart leaves off.

Also on PBS

Native American Resources

POV: In The Light Of Reverence
Narrated by Peter Coyote and Tantoo Cardinal, In The Light of Reverence is a beautifully rendered account of the struggles of the Lakota in the Black Hills, the Hopi in Arizona and the Wintu in California to protect their sacred sites.

The companion website to the PBS documentary about four Lakota Indian families from the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. Contains an extensive web resource list, publications list and a timeline.

Fireworks & Fireworks Safety

NOVA Online: Fireworks
This website for NOVA's "Fireworks!" contains a history of pyrotechnics and discusses how fireworks are made. This informative and entertaining site features video clips, animation, a virtual laboratory, resources and a teacher's guide.

A Capital Fourth
The companion website to the 2001 fourth of July celebrations from the White House. Contains a history of the holiday and its origins, a history of the American flag and games and other activities.