John Rolfe and Pocahontas marry in the English colony of Jamestown, Virginia

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Apache warrior

American Experience: We Shall Remain

This NEH-funded five-part television series on PBS is a provocative multimedia project which spans four centuries and gives Native American voice to the national experience from the Mayflower to the Wounded Knee occupation of 1973.

Battle of Little Big Horn

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King Philip's War begins

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Indian Citizenship Act is enacted by Congress

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National Museum of the American Indian

Interactive exhibits on the history, arts, and culture of the Native Americans.

  • Traditions and Languages of Three Native Cultures: Tlingit, Lakota, & Cherokee

    A segment of Sequoia’s Cherokee alphabet

    This lesson compares the cultures and languages of the Tlingit, Lakota, and Cherokee American Indian tribes, and helps students learn the importance of preserving a group's traditions.

  • Lesson 4: The Monroe Doctrine: Whose Doctrine Was It?

    John Quincy Adams played a crucial role in formulating the Monroe Doctrine when  he was Monroe's Secretary of State.

    In what ways did John Quincy Adams and Thomas Jefferson contribute to the formulation of the Monroe Doctrine?

  • Mission Nuestra Señora de la Concepción and the Spanish Mission in the New World

    Mission Nuestra Señora de la Concepción de Acuña, San Antonio, Texas, 1755.  Convento and church at dusk.

    In this Picturing America lesson, students explore the historical origins and organization of the Spanish missions in the New World and discover the varied purposes these communities of faith served.

  • Lesson 1: The Monroe Doctrine: U.S. Foreign Affairs (circa 1782–1823) and James Monroe

    Portrait of James Monroe, fifth President of the United States, by Gilbert  Stuart.

    What was the Monroe Doctrine? What principles of foreign policy did this Doctrine establish? What were the significant events in U.S. diplomacy before 1823? What diplomatic roles had James Monroe played before he became president? Here, a careful examination of the document anticipates what is to come.