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Center for Cultural Resources - North America: Native Americans - East



The Children of the Morning Light: Wampanoag Tales by Manitonquat

The Trees Stand Shining: Poetry of the North American Indians by Hettie Jones

Moccasin Trail by Eloise Jarvis McGraw

The Indian how Book by Arthur C. Parker

The Indian in Connecticut by Chandler Whipple

Indians of the Longhouse: The Story of the Iroquois by Sonia Bleeker

Useful Links

Kit Contents

  • Kit #1 - Resource Kit 1 of 2 Highlights Primary and Secondary Source materials based on a theme system that consist of 12 unique categories. Kit #1 also encloses 2 Regional Binders Based on Tribe location and regional Cultures. Kit AIE, American Indians of the East, 2 Great Lakes Indians. This Sub-Kit Covers the Natives from the New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Michigan, and Wisconsin States we know today. The AIE Kit 3 Sub-Kit Covers the Natives from the Indiana, Illinois, and Kentucky States we know today.
  • Kit #2 - Artifact Kit 2 of 2 Highlights Primary Sources.  This kit contains numerous, useful artifacts for the student learner to tie to when learning about the cultures of the Native Americans of the East. Some recourses are but not limited too; A 3'x5' Rug/Mat, numerous Dolls, Arrowheads, Bow/Kid Version, Jewelry, Small Drum, and More. The Kit also has a section for Photographs as well. 


Unit Themes NAE

This Book Consist of 12 intricate Unit Themes that all tie together. The Units are as listed...

  1. People and Place
  2. Life Experience 
  3. Needs
  4. Natural World
  5. Aesthetics
  6. Past/Future 
  7. Language 
  8. Rules / Institutions / Leaders
  9. Producers / Consumers / Transporters
  10. Recreations/Celebrations
  11. Values/Services
  12. Connections/Interdependency 

Map of Region Occupied

Map of Eastern Native American Tribe Locations

Settlers map from the time period of the region.

Link to Map

Cultural Life of NAE Indians

Modern States Covered

  • Indiana
  • Illinois
  • Kentucky
  • Michigan
  • New York
  • Ohio
  • Pennsylvania
  • Wisconsin


Wesley Dale Seiderman - Secondary Education Major and Communications Major here at IUS. I have taken multiple courses that analyze and evaluate Native American culture and involvement in the Americas. This has pushed me to want to bring to light the wonderful artifacts the CCR has to offer. I have visited a number of Tribal cities and reservations in my life and I want to explore more. Enjoy! 


Brenden Ponder - Secondary Education Transition to Teaching Major. I have a broad understanding of history and want others to be able to experience it too. The CCR allows for this and it is important to me that people know that these resources are available in our community.