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Native Americans in Prehistory

Bruhns, Karen Olsen, and Karen E. Stothert. Women in Ancient America. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1999.
The authors explore gender roles and relationships in North, Central, and South America from 12,000 B.C. to the 1500s A.D. They cover such areas agriculture, religion, and the interpretation of art and mortuary materials.

Champagne, Duane, ed. Chronology of Native North American History: From Pre-Columbian Times to the Present. Detroit: Gale Research, 1994.
See Part 1: Native North American History Before 1500.

Examples of web sites that offer insight into Native American life in prehistory:

Archaeology and the Native Peoples of Tennessee [McClung Museum, University of Tennessee]

First Peoples and Effigy Mounds Culture [Wisconsin Historical Society]

Indian Mounds of Mississippi: A National Register of Historic Places Travel Itinerary

The Museum Collections of the Chaco Culture National Historical Park [National Park Service]

Tonto National Monument: Saving a National Treasure [Teaching with Historic Places Lesson Plans, National Park Service]

'1491' Explores the Americas Before Columbus [National Public Radio].

Christopher Columbus reaches the Americas.

John White paints watercolors of Carolina Algonquin women and men.
John White Drawings/Theodor De Bry engravings, part of the Virtual Jamestown site, includes images of White's watercolors.

Virginia Dare, the first child of English parents in the New World, is born on Roanoke Island.

Theodore de Bry reprints Thomas Hariot's A briefe and true report of the new found land of Virginia. This edition includes engravings by de Bry and Gysbert van Veen, based on John White's watercolors.
See Theodore de Bry's Engravings, part of the Early Images of Virginia Indians online exhibit from the Virginia Historical Society.

American Women Through Time

Ken Middleton
Middle Tennessee State Univ. Library
Murfreesboro, TN 37132