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Indigenous and First Peoples Studies: Languages & Maps

Resources in the Evergreen Library, Summit borrowing co-op, and the reliable web.

Interactive Maps

Languages, locations, land.

Online Maps and Indigenous Cartography

Ancient Maize Map -- University of British Columbia's interactive online database for gathering information about ancient maize samples that have been discovered in archaeological sites and other contexts throughout the Americas. 

Celebrating Native American Cartography -- Library of Congress Catawba Deerskin Map (c. 1721). This map is notable for being among the few surviving maps from the colonial period in North America that were originally authored by Native Americans, as opposed to early European colonizers.

First Voices - Canada's Indigenous Language website

Inuit Heritage Trust Place Name Maps -- Ongoing research producing interactive maps for the  Nunavut Traditional Names Map Series.

Inuit Cartography - Carved Maps -- Part of the Decolonial Atlas project focusing on indigenous knowledge, language, and culture. 

Ulukau: The Early Mapping of Hawaii -- digital book by Gary Fitzpatrick using Hawaiin language names and English

University of Alaska-Fairbanks Alaskan Native Language Dictionaries (online)

Skywise - American Indian Star Lore collection maintained by Western Washington University

Pacific NW Indigenous Language Resources

Invasion of America.Org


Marie's Dictionary on Vimeo, Go Project Films, 2014.

Huchoosedah: Traditions of the Heart

Language Resources

Daniel J. Evans Library - MS: LIB2300 - 2700 Evergreen Parkway, NE. Olympia, WA 98501 - 360-867-6250