Why Native Histories?

On this website you will find free, inquiry-based lessons aimed at helping secondary-school teachers introduce Native American History to their American History classes.

The material is searchable by topic, location and time and divided into units. Each unit contains:

  1. unit plan with overarching learning goals and a summary of lessons
  2. 4-5 lesson plans with essential questions, lesson goals, assessments, and classroom activities
  3. presentations, teacher guides, and handouts that relate to each lesson.


Explore the resources by three broad thematic categories

Pre/First European Contact

"Westward Expansion"

We Are Still Here


Explore units, lessons, and resources by location


Explore units, lessons, and resources by time