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American Indian Health
An information portal to issues affecting the health and well-being of American Indians.

American Indian Higher Education Consortium
AIHEC is the collective spirit and unifying voice of our nation’s Tribal Colleges and Universities (TCUs).

American Indian Starlore
Native American Indian stories about the sky.

National Congress of American Indians
NCAI informs the public and Congress on the governmental rights of American Indians and Alaska Natives and monitors federal policies and decisions that affect tribal government interests.

National Indian Education Association
The Mission of the National Indian Education Association is to support traditional Native cultures and values, to enable Native learners to become contributing members of their communities, to promote Native control of educational institutions, and to improve educational opportunities and resources for American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians throughout the United States

Native American History
Links to many websites on the subject of Native American History compiled by the University of Washington.

WWW Virtual Library - American Indians
This website provides links to information relating to Native Americans. Links are organized into subject categories.


Bureau of Indian Affairs
The Bureau of Indian Affairs is part of the US Deparment of the Interior.

Governor’s Office of Indian Affairs
GOIA offers information about various government to government endeavors between Washington State and the Tribes, as well as advisory, resource consultaion and education information to the Tribes and Tribal members of Washington State. Includes a list of Chairmen and their addresses.

National Indian Law Library
The National Indian Law Library (NILL) of the Native American Rights Fund (NARF) is a public law library that provides access to law-related information and resources.

Native American Community Development Resources
Contains links to Native American organizations, planning tools, case studies, funding programs, federal, state and local contacts, statistical data and online publications. From the US Dept of Agriculture's National Agriculture Library - Rural Information Center.


Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Nations
A 55 year old organization of 54 Northwest Tribal Governments, covering Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Alaska, as well as Northern California, dedicated to tribal sovereignty and self governance.

American Indians of the Pacific Northwest
Library of Congress digital collection of photos and text related to the American Indians in two cultural areas of the Pacific Northwest: the Northwest Coast and Plateau.

American Indians of the Pacific Northwest Collection at the University of Washington
An extensive digital collection of original photographs and documents about the Northwest Coast and Plateau Indian cultures, complemented by essays written by anthropologists, historians, and teachers about both particular tribes and cross-cultural topics. These cultures have occupied, and in some cases still live in parts of Alaska, British Columbia, Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and Montana. Maps are available that show traditional territories or reservation boundaries.

L. V. McWhorter Native American Artifact Collection
The L. V. McWhorter Native American Artifact Collection contains cultural and historical relics of the Yakama, Nez Perce, Bannock, and Flathead tribes.

Thomas Leander Moorhouse Photographic Collection
From 1888 to 1916, Major Moorhouse produced over 9,000 images, which document urban, rural, and Native American life in the Columbia Basin, and particularly Umatilla County, Oregon.


American Indian Alaska Native Tourism Association
Links to "American Indian, Alaska Native resorts, destinations and attractions."

National Congress of American Indians' calendar
Conferences and events are posted on the calendar.

Native Tourism
Designed to assist travelers and travel planners in locating Native American tour attractions and tourism service throughout the United States.


Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission
The Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission's mission is to ensure a unified voice in the overall management of the fishery resources, and as managers, to protect reserved treaty rights through the exercise of the inherent sovereign powers of the tribes.

Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission
The NWIFC is primarily a support service organization that provides direct services to its member tribes to assist them in their natural resource management efforts. The NWIFC is governed by its member tribes, which appoint commissioners to develop policy.

United Indians of all Tribes Foundation
UIATF was founded to serve as a focal point for the renewal and regeneration of Indigenous People in the Greater Seattle Area and beyond. It is the parent organization for Daybreak Star Center, an urban base for Native Americans in the Seattle Area


Chehalis Tribe
Official website of the Chehalis Tribe.

Chinook Indian Tribe
Official Website of the Chinook Nation

Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation
Composed of twelve Bands : Wenatchee, Nespelem, Colville, Methow, Moses-Columbia, Okanogan, Palus, San Poil, Entiat, Chelan, Nez Perce, and Lake.

Cowlitz Indian Tribe
Today the 1,400 enrolled members of the Cowlitz Indian Tribe continue Indian observances related to child-rearing, religion and food, especially salmon.

Duwamish Tribe
We are the host Tribe for Seattle, our area’s only indigenous Tribe.

Hoh Tribe
The Hoh River Indians are considered a band of the Quileutes but are recognized as a separate tribe.

Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe
The Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe presently has 574 enrolled Tribal members. Although a few members (13 percent) live out of Washington State, most members live on the Olympic Peninsula, within Clallam and Jefferson Counties.

Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe
The Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe resides in the Lower Elwha River Valley and adjacent bluffs on the north coast of the Olympic Peninsula just west of Port Angeles

Lummi Indian Tribe
We are Coast Salish people with a rich history, culture and traditions. We are fishers, hunters, gatherers, and harvesters of nature's abundance. We envision our homeland as a place where we enjoy an abundant, safe, and healthy life in mind, body, society, environment, space, time and spirituality; where all are encouraged to succeed and none are left behind. Home to NorthWest Indian College, near Bellingham.

Makah
The Makah Nation on the Olympic Peninsula of Washington state.

Muckleshoot Tribe
The Muckleshoot Indian Tribe is comprised of the descendants of the area's original Coast Salish peoples.

Nisqually Indian Tribe
The Nisqually Tribe is located on the Nisqually River in rural Thurston County, 15 miles east of Olympia, Washington.

Nooksack Tribe
The Nooksack Indian Tribe is located 17 miles eastof Bellingham Washington in the small town of Deming, WA.

Port Gamble S'Klallam
The Port Gamble S'Klallam Tribe is a federally recognized Tribal Government organized under §16, Indian Reorganization Act of 1934 (25 U.S.C. 476, 48 Stat. 984), a signatory to the Point No Point Treaty of 1855 with the United States Government and retains all rights not ceded in that treaty.

Puyallup Tribe of Indians
The Puyallup Indians have lived along the shores of Puget Sound for thousands of years.

Quileute Indian Tribe
The Quileutes territory originally stretched from their isle-strewn Pacific beaches along the rain forest rivers to the glaciers of Mt. Olympus. Today, Quileutes are around James Island, or A-Ka-Lat -- translated as "Top of the Rock".

Quinault Nation
The Quinault Indian Nation (QIN) consists of the Quinault and Queets tribes and descendants of five other coastal tribes: Quileute, Hoh, Chehalis, Chinook, and Cowlitz.

Samish Indian Nation
The Samish Indian Nation is the successor to the large and powerful Samish Nation, a signatory to the Treaty of Point Elliott in 1855

Sauk-Suiattle Tribe
The Sauk-Suiattle Indian people live in the region of Sauk Prairie near the present-day town of Darrington, Washington.

Shoalwater Bay Indian Tribe
Site offers information for Tribal members and photos

Skokomish Tribe
The Skokomish Tribe actually was primarily composed of Twana Indians, a Salishan people whose aboriginal territory encompassed the Hood Canal drainage basin in western Washington State.

Snoqualmie Indian Tribe
The Snoqualmie (S·dukwalbixw) are a group of Coast Salish Native American peoples from the Snoqualmie Valley in east King and Snohomish Counties in Washington state. The Snoqualmie are signatories to the Point Elliott Treaty with the Washington Territory in 1855.

Spokane Tribe of Indians
The Spokane Tribe of Indians is a sovereign government body led by the Spokane Tribal Business Council.

Squaxin Island Tribe
The Squaxin Island Tribe are the Noo-Seh-Chatl of Henderson Inlet, Steh Chass of Budd Inlet, Squi-Aitl of Eld Inlet, Sawamish/T'Peeksin of Totten Inlet, Sa-Heh-Wa-Mish of Hammersley Inlet, Squawksin of Case Inlet and S'Hotle-Ma-Mish of Carr Inlet and the surrounding watersheds.

Steilacoom Tribe
The official website of the Steilacoom Tribe is currently unavailable.

Stillaguamish Tribe
The Stillaguamish tribe is located in northwest Washington state in the United States near the city of Arlington near the river that bears their name, the Stillaguamish River

Suquamish Tribe
Port Madison Indian Reservation is located on the Kitsap Peninsula in Washington State. Situated on the waterfront across the Puget Sound from Seattle, the reservation is home to the Suquamish people, a fishing tribe whose leader was Chief Seattle, after whom the city took its name.

Swinomish Tribe
The Swinomish Indian Tribal Community is located on Fidalgo Island in Skagit County of Washington State about 70 miles north of Seattle.

Tulalip Tribe
The Tulalip Tribe's reservation is located near Marysville Washington.

Yakama Nation
The Yakama Reservation and ceded territories consists of Mt. Adams, the Yakima River, Medicine Valley, evergreen forests, meadows, Celilo Falls, Fort Simcoe, Columbia River and beautiftul rolling hills.


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American Indian Experience
The histories and contemporary cultures of the indigenous peoples of the United States.


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