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This collection discusses how various Native American tribes have influenced different regions of North America. Native American tribe members also share their cultural heritage and love for the Earth.

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This collection discusses how various Native American tribes have influenced different regions of North America. Native American tribe members also share their cultural heritage and love for the Earth.

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    Ancestral Puebloans

    Ancestral Puebloans

    Canyonlands National Park: The ancestral Puebloans were some of the first farmers in the American Southwest. Join ranger Karen Henker for a brief look at their lifestyle, as well as the art and architecture they left behind.

    • 4 min
    The Legend of Mount McKinley

    The Legend of Mount McKinley

    Denali NP & PRES: Chief Mitch Demientieff of Nenana, Alaska, reads an Athabascan legend about the origins of Denali, the Great One. This recording was first produced as an audio exhibit for the Eielson Visitor Center which opened to the public in June 2008.

    • 3 min
    Episode 3: Bob Mierendorf

    Episode 3: Bob Mierendorf

    North Cascades National Park: A park archeologist explains the significance of North Cascades cultural research, and rewriting our understanding of how native peoples in the Pacific Northwest interacted with the mountain landscape.

    • 4 min
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    Subsistence

    Subsistence

    Denali NP & PRES: Two Athabascan elders help a high school senior build a half-size replica of a traditional moose hide boat. Their story illustrates the importance of preserving traditional practices so that cultural heritage is not lost.

    • 5 min
    Oneida Indian Nation

    Oneida Indian Nation

    Valley Forge NH Park: This audio file contains a speech given by Oneida Sachems to young warriors of the Oneida Indian Nation who were to fight in the American Revolutionary War under George Washington. The impact of the war on the Oneida Nation is discussed too.

    • 4 min
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    Native American Perspectives

    Native American Perspectives

    Grand Canyon NP: Listen as three Native Americans from different tribes share their love of the Grand Canyon and the need to respect and preserve it.

    • 5 min

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