"This system is
dedicated to the indigenous peoples of the world
and to the enrichment it can bring to all people."
All schools with an
online connection in Denmark are
now using these pages for reference,
as stated recently by the Danish Ministry of Education and Culture.
Thanks to Nicklos Lisberg for
translating this entire site into Danish.
(Ranked No. 41 in Denmark's Top 100 Web Sites)
Chosen for the 1999-2000
Golden Web Award from
The International Association of Web-Masters And Designers.
is one of 20 that has been awarded "Best of January"
and has been reviewed by Education World (tm) Search Engine.
It has received an "A+" Rating.
On behalf of all net-surfing educators,
we thank you for your contribution in making
the web valuable for the education community.
Web site has received the Web Feet Seal of Approval
and will appear in Web Feet: The Internet Traveler's Desk Reference.
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and the general public and is the first comprehensive Web guide that is
and updated monthly. Web Feet is expanding at a rate of 100 sites a
and is revised and updated on an ongoing basis.
A site is included in
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librarians, parents, and
students that your site is especially valuable for research, teaching,
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"Dr. Glenn Welker is an
author, researcher, and Website editor in the field of indigenous
His White Star Eagle and Indigenous PeoplesÝ Literature Websites
promote indigenous artwork,
literature, and culture, containing a wide array of resources."
This noted and
incredibly talented professor and webmaster offers his endless list of
bookmarked links. You can click on anything here from American/Canadian
and Latin American Indian languages, history and cultures to an
abundance of information about computing information, the internet, and
Be very patient;
the list is very long, however,
it IS in alphabetical order and easy to navigate.
I want to thank
you for your help with our research project.
I am the Media Specialist at South Point High School in South Point,
I am helping a young man, Patrick, with his research project.
He is very interested in Sequoyah and the Cherokee Nation.
Patrick comes from a home with a very poor financial situation and does
not have much. He is very bright and of above average intelligence.
He finds this
means of research very intriguing and fascinating.
He will be THRILLED when I tell him I have received an answer from you.
He comes in between every period change to ask me.
Thank you so
very much. You have made a young man very happy.
I would like to
let you know that I was pleased to find your site on
the Internet. I teach at a non-profit private school for students with
learning disabilities. I have been teaching my 7th graders about Texas
Indian culture, and it is unfortunate that there is not much material
available for them. Two of the five sites I found on the Internet were
Thank you so
much for your time and trouble. I just wanted you to know
that the information that you have provided is going to have some good
Thank you for
creating this terrific series of websites.
I stayed up late
last night reading and reading and reading.
volunteered to tell stories to a group of 4 and 5 year olds
at the elementary school my son attends. The children are not accustomed
to listening to stories. They expect a book with a lot of colorful
I would like to
introduce them to Native American tales so they can
learn to "see" the pictures words can paint.
the web's premiere children's story site, is thrilled to
have discovered the exceptional resource you have created at your site.
Your remarkable ability
to clearly relate Native American legends in
contemporary language is especially valuable to both parents as well as
educators, who wish to convey the history of an important people to
We found the stories
fascinating and easy to follow.
Our congratulations on a job well done.
We hope to have the
opportunity to direct others to the wealth of
information you have so painstakingly compiled on your site.
"About the Contributor
- A Senior Systems Engineer with a sixteen year background in
computers, Glenn Welker has also enjoyed a thirty year love of Music,
particularly ethnomusicology, the music of many cultures.
As student majoring in
Music/Library Science at Austin Peay State University/The University of
Nebraska, Glenn put his Library training to work, compiling contemporary
(and highly readable versions) of Native American literature.
His work permits today's
young readers to enjoy the wisdom and humor woven into ancient stories,
which might otherwise have been lost to them. A full-time employee of a
Maryland software engineering company, Glenn maintains the web site for
the American Indian Heritage Foundation, where a wealth of historical
information may also be found.
Particularly notable in
his collection are written portraits of Native American Chiefs such as the
Lakota/Dakota/Nakota (Sioux) nations, providing intimate glimpses into the lives and
characters of these complex and fascinating individuals.
Of Chief Crazy Horse, we
find the comment:
"...it is only fair
to judge a man by the estimate of his own people, rather than that of
I am the editor for a
small publishing company specializing in K-12 curriculum material
designed to help teachers integrate the Internet into their classrooms.
Our goal is to show teachers how easily they can access the abundance
of terrific educational material on the Internet and to help them
discover how the Internet can make learning exciting, hands-on, and
We write lesson plans,
activity sheets and Internet integration ideas for the sites we
especially like. Teachers are able to make as many copies of our
curriculum materials as they need to use with students. A companion CD
including a selection of outstanding Web sites is also included. This
CD is helpful for teachers who have no, limited, or slow access to the
Internet. Teachers use the CD in the classroom to allow students access
to Internet resources they wouldn't otherwise be able to see. The CD is
also used by teachers to write their own curriculum materials.
I've visited the
Indigenous Peoples' Literature site and I think it's excellent. I think
teachers and students would also appreciate it. We'd like your
permission to put this site on the teacher's companion CD.
I am writing on behalf
of Discovery Communications, Inc., parent company
of Discovery Channel and The Learning Channel. In the summer of 1995,
Discovery launched Discovery Channel Online, a World Wide Web site that
extends the real world entertainment of its cable programming to
We actively seek links
to high-quality sites like yours that feature
content related to subjects on our site. We would like to link to your
site through Connections Sunday--related to James Burke's program
"Connections." As part of Connections Sunday, we have created a contest
called "Webweaving" in which we provide clues for users to make the
Your page contains
material relevant to the connection, and we plan to
link to your site throughout the second month (December) of our contest.
The contest will then be archived for a year.
There is the potential
for hundreds of users to attempt to access your
site through these links. Please let us know at your soonest convenience
whether this extra traffic will present any technical problems for your
We will continue to
point Discovery users to your site for one year.
Also, should the URL for
this page change, would you please contact:
This designation cites
you as an online resource providing valuable
cross-cultural information to the Internet community. The World Wide
Web is truly the global marketplace for educating our neighbors on the
diversity of ethnic populations everywhere.
on your designation as a CULTURE CHOICE!
We wish you continued success in all your Internet and cultural
I am writing on behalf
Agent, a newsletter
on the use of interactive media and technology in the arts and
A short review on your
site is included on page 144 of our March 1998
edition. Your library makes for terrific reading.
Editor, Intelligent Agent
P.O. Box 661
Prince St. Station
New York, NY 10012
Phone: (212) 462 9033
literature section, an e-text archive developed by
Glenn Welker, is an inclusive library. The archive contains stories and
legends, prayers and music, as well as famous quotes and information on
great chiefs and leaders. Readers will also find "Fables of the Mayas"
and material on indigenous peoples of Mexico. The stories, fables and
legends are catalogued by categories such as creation/migration
e.g., coyote, deer, and
The e-texts can also be
browsed by name, date, and type."
My name is Bob
Isaacson and am a graduate research assistant at the University of
Kansas. I am working on a project called "4 Directions" which is a
Challange Grant project. The goal is to provide Internet technology to
various BIA schools throughout North America,
with Intel, have graciously donated NT servers for this project.
Unfortunately, many of the schools are located on remote reservations
and lack adequate phone connections to the Internet.
This is where
your site will become invaluable, by downloading (mirroring) your pages
at our schools, we can create an Intranet based upon your wonderful
This is one of
the finest collections that I have seen on the web and I know that it
will be of great value to our teachers and students.
I am writing to
request mirroring your site on our K-12 educational program.
Let me introduce
myself. I am the Curriculum Coordinator for American
Cybercasting, a K-12 educational tool that allows students to research
publications, academic source materials, and selected excellent
What we will do, with your permission, is make it easier for our
access your information.
have precious little computer time in an academic situation.
Consequently, they have little time to spool the internet in search of
materials, and much time is lost when students get sidetracked along
Thus, really fine information is lost to students because many school
administrators are reluctant to allow such browsing. Mirroring your
assure our teachers that students will quickly get to your material,
the material is of excellent quality.
Our program will
be in schools this fall, so I am hoping to hear from your soon.
We will credit your site and can later this year send you stats on # of
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Best of the Net -
Student Edition CD ROM
The Indigenous Peoples'
Literature Site is being considered for an Outstanding
Educational Site Award and inclusion in the next Best of the Net CD
The award, which
recognizes excellence in World Wide Web publications, is
presented to sites which most successfully integrate educational
innovative uses of the World Wide Web to create challenging and fun
environments. The sites are selected by a team of professionals, headed
Gerri Sinclair of Simon Fraser University, who specialize in developing
evaluating innovative educational technologies.
Project Manager, Best of the 'Net
2 Hot 2 Handle
Dear Indigenous Peoples'
The CyberMom Dot Com has
deemed your site worthy of our:
2 Hot 2 Handle Site of
the Day medal!
You were linked from our
2 Hot 2 Handle page on August 27, 1998.
The 2 Hot 2 Handle Sites are archived monthly at The CyberMom Dot Com.
Earning this designation
is quite a distinction. We look for web sites that are
likely to be appreciated by our CyberMoms: sites that generally seek to
delight, inform or amuse by exhibiting excellence in graphics, content,
Of course it helps if there's something of special interest to a mom
with a modem too!
for your terrific site ... and one that CyberMoms can enjoy!
Francine E.C. Shannon
The CyberMom Dot Com
I am with the American
Indian Heritage Foundation, where I serve as Curator of
Artists for American Indians. We are building a virtual museum and your
terrific compilations are being formated into a nice thought-environment
for our visitors.