Online Learning Resources

March 2020

Use and enjoy these online materials developed by the Arizona State Museum (ASM) related to the Indigenous peoples of U.S. Southwest and northwest Mexico, as well as Mexican-U.S. borderlands history.

 

AMERICAN INDIAN CULTURE AND HISTORY

 

Maps of ancient and modern-day Indigenous groups in Arizona
Students can identify the 22 federally recognized tribes of Arizona today and look at the cultural groupings of Indigenous peoples in Arizona 700 years ago (1300 CE). 
https://statemuseum.arizona.edu/online-exhibit/ancient-and-modern-arizona

Paths of Life: American Indians of the U.S. Southwest and Northwest Mexico
A quick way for students to learn the history of tribal cultural groups in Arizona and northwest Mexico.

     One-page background sheets on 10 tribal cultural groups
     http://statemuseum.museumssites.com/media/statemuseum/_file//teacher.pdf

     Introductory Video to the Paths of Life exhibit
     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=79oUuR6uwVs

     Virtual Reality Tour of the Path of Life exhibit
     https://statemuseum.arizona.edu/exhibits/paths-of-life

Photos of Yaqui People from the Edward Spicer Collection
https://learninglab.si.edu/collections/the-edward-h-rosamund-b-spicer-photos-of-yaqui-culture/zDpqq4LVMDU1CuNa#r

Photos of Maricopa People by Daniel Boone Linderman
https://azmemory.azlibrary.gov/digital/collection/asmlinder

Photos of Tohono O’odham People by Rosamond Spicer
https://azmemory.azlibrary.gov/digital/collection/asmspicer

Photos of Tohono O’odham People by Helga Teiwes
https://azmemory.azlibrary.gov/digital/collection/asmteiwes

Photos from the Wetherill Family Collection
https://azmemory.azlibrary.gov/digital/collection/weth

Photos from the Forman Hanna Collection
https://azmemory.azlibrary.gov/digital/collection/asmhanna

Yaqui Musical Instrument Lotería Game
Students will become familiar with musical instruments used for Yaqui celebrations and ceremonies. Download boards and cards for this tri-lingual (Yaqui, English, Spanish) “bingo” game. Included are fully colored boards and cards, as well as a set that can be colored once downloaded. There is also a PDF giving the history of lotería and instructions for playing the game.
https://learninglab.si.edu/collections/la-lotera-a-mexican-bingo-game/bDNuPbo5ATe3wfPx#r

Yaqui Masks from ASM’s James S. Griffith Collection
Students can learn about Yaqui masks—their history, symbolism, and how they are made—through images and background materials.
https://statemuseum.arizona.edu/online-exhibit/masks/slideshow-masks


 

AMERICAN INDIAN ART

 

American Indian Artists, In Their Own Words

Herbert Ben (Navajo, sandpainting)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lEMXfjV-p_E

Sally Black (Navajo, basket weaving)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8SEeo3oKD7o

Rachel Espinosa (Salt River Pima-Maricopa, painting)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ImVvwBQawp4

Upton Ethelbah (White Mountain Apache and Santa Clara Pueblo, sculpture)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7EW__2UR4aM

Susan Folwell (Santa Clara Pueblo, pottery)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fMe_2khYSus

Jeremy Johns (O’odham, basket weaving)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qp5LzP194J0

Terrol Dew Johnson (Tohono O’odham, basket weaving)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3PhKZSOGR-U

Jessica Lomatewama (Hopi, basket weaving)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eOODFFN7QvU

Annie Manuel (Tohono O’odham, pottery)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5OIoPQZ8C6g

Adrian “Admo” Morris (Navajo and Laguna, print making)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h72PwyYx_3E

Shelden Nunez-Velarde (Jicarilla Apache, pottery and basket weaving)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6C7oO3EcpMc

Barbara Teller Ornelas (Navajo, textile weaving)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-1GpjgZBFCc&t=80s

Allenroy Paquin (Jicarilla Apache and Zuni, jewelry)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zjw_iOVUyhM

Harrison Preston (Tohono O’odham, basket weaving)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tojBZGMtk0Y

Gerry Quotskuyva (Hopi, carving, sculpture, multi-media)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OIakSXZmN_8

Marilyn Ray (Acoma, pottery)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XGKsF8ZKuRc

Gwen Setalla (Hopi, pottery)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tPOsapjdTns

Kathy Vance (Tohono O’odham and San Carlos Apache, pottery)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EMZqELhOJBc

 

American Indian Basketry

Virtual Reality tour of Woven Through Time: American Treasures of Native Basketry and Fiber Art
https://statemuseum.arizona.edu/online-exhibit/virtual-reality-tour-woven-through-time

Woven Through Time exhibit video about basketmaking traditions including harvesting of materials
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SLpITQWqSDo

Arizona Native Basketry Traditions
https://azmemory.azlibrary.gov/digital/collection/asmbasket

Hopi Basketry: Selections from ASM’s Finger Collection
https://statemuseum.arizona.edu/online-exhibit/finger-collection-hopi-basketry

Photos of Hopi Basket Weavers by Helga Teiwes
https://azmemory.azlibrary.gov/digital/collection/asmhopi

Split-twig Animal Activity: Video and Activity Sheet

 

American Indian Painting

Selections from ASM’s Avery Collection of American Indian Paintings, 1935-1990
https://statemuseum.arizona.edu/online-exhibit/avery-collection-american-indian-paintings

 

American Indian Pottery

Virtual Reality tour of ASM’s Pottery Vault
https://statemuseum.arizona.edu/exhibits/virtual-reality-tour-pottery-vault

Virtual Reality Tour of The Pottery Project exhibit
https://statemuseum.arizona.edu/exhibits/virtual-tour

Life of a Hopi Pot video (from excavation to curation)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NCYpWeO6D4I

Hopi Pottery: Nampeyo Showcase
https://statemuseum.arizona.edu/online-exhibit/nampeyo-showcase

Watercolor paintings of Maricopa pottery 
https://azmemory.azlibrary.gov/digital/collection/asmwater

 

Navajo Weaving

History of Navajo Weaving with Dr. Ann Lane Hedlund
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oexZHqIrdrg

A Loom with a View: Modern Navajo Weavers
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HkAggO4D8Og

Video Interview with Master Weaver Barbara Teller Ornelas
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-1GpjgZBFCc


 

HEALTH AND AGRICULTURE
 

It’s Up 2 You!, a digital comic book
Students will learn about making healthy choices for living through the lives of these comic book characters. They can read the comic book in English or listen to the characters speaking Tohono O’odham, Spanish, or English.
https://statemuseum.arizona.edu/online-exhibit/its-2-you

Saguaro Harvesting with Stella Tucker
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zwwc3ddkMHA

Tohono O’odham Community Action Y.O.U.T.H. on Health, Family and Community
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bkLhl7cKvAQ

Traditional Tohoho O'odham Foodways
https://statemuseum.arizona.edu/file/2082

The Resiliency of Hopi Agriculture: 2,000 Years of Planting – English closed captioned
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=28gAFESNGMU&t=4s

The Resiliency of Hopi Agriculture: 2,000 Years of Planting – English with Spanish subtitles (La longevidad de la agricultura de los Hopis)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9lI20dHSDLA&t=2s


 

IDENTITY
 

Dressed to Express: Exploring Dress, Culture and Identity in American Indian Objects and Dress Curriculum Module
By doing the activities in this unit, students build research, observation, and analysis skills, as well as develop respect for different people’s expressions of and ownership of identity. The exercises focus on three contemporary Indigenous artists’ works that reflect their cultural identity and the environment where they live.
https://www.locallearningnetwork.org/education-resources/museum-modules/exploring-dress-culture-and-identity-in-american-indian-objects-and-dress/

Photo ID: Portraits by Native Youth
An online exhibit that asks students to consider how we construct identity. They will learn about how Native peoples have been represented historically by non-Native photographers, such as Edward S. Curtis, and will see contemporary photographs by Native youth. More recently photography has been used as a social justice tool by youth and other groups to establish and express their own identities. Students will be invited to create their own portraits in response to the exhibit.
https://statemuseum.arizona.edu/online-exhibit/photo-id-portraits-native-youth


 

MEXICAN INDIGENOUS TEXTILE TRADITIONS
 

Indigenous Mexican Textile Weavers from ASM’s Cordry Collection
Become familiar with Indigenous Mexican textiles and tools used by the weavers through these historic photographs from the Donald B. Cordry Collection.
https://learninglab.si.edu/collections/arizona-state-museum-donald-cordry-photographs-of-mexican-indian-costumes/5e922N3dBmn1Cthk

What Would Frida Wear?
Learn about Indigenous Mexican textiles that were often worn by the iconic Mexican artist, Frida Kahlo. Students will enjoy dressing Frida in traditional huipils and quechquemitls.

Introduction and Brief Biography
https://statemuseum.arizona.edu/online-exhibit/what-would-frida-wear/introduction

About Mexican Textiles
https://statemuseum.arizona.edu/online-exhibit/what-would-frida-wear/mexican-textiles

Download a Frida Paper Doll and Clothing
https://learninglab.si.edu/collections/what-would-frida-wear/NUNF2MkRzzxGfrhb#r


 

MEXICAN REVOLUTION
 

The Mexican Revolution and Beyond (videos from a 2009 symposium)

Honorable Juan Manuel Calderón-Jaimes, Consul of Mexico (Tucson), discusses the exhibit, Mexico, the Revolution and Beyond: The Casasola Archives, 1900-1940. In Spanish. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rslpaXcDR0U

Ten Days That Shook the World—The First Time: The Casasola Archives and the First Social Revolution by Dr. William Beezley
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R74IeqFj4aE

Reading Casasolas Photographs as Visual Documents by Cass Fey
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QgzkUuehyhE&t=3s

Documenting the Mexican Revolution: Casasola and Corridos by Dr. Celestino Fernandez with Guillermo Saenz
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kAJPZxT9v6Y&t=2s

The Mexican Revolution: 1810, 1910, 2010? by Dr. Roberto Cintli Rodríguez
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ibjDs9C2HM


 

MIGRATION AND IMMIGRATION HISTORY
 

Hopi Migrations
Hopi elders tell stories about early Hopi clan migrations into and out of Homol’ovi, a site along the Little Colorado River occupied from (1260-1400 AD). Many clans at Hopi today trace their roots to these migrations.

     Hopi Clan Migration: Coming and Leaving Homol’ovi
     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EAFncE-kHp4

     U.S. Immigration: Linking Past to Present
     Students will learn about the history of U.S. immigration policies from colonial times to 2016.

U.S. Immigration

     U.S. Immigration: Linking Past to Present Video
     
     Timeline: An annotated timeline of immigration policies from colonial times to 2016
     
     Discussion Guide
     Use this discussion guide to facilitate a class discussion related to the video or for writing assignments.
     Also included are links to organizations working on issues related to immigration and migration.
    

Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo: A Living Document (videos from a 2014 symposium)

     Between Our Lands: War, Negotiation and Purchase Perspectives of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo and Its Effects on the Yaqui People by Daniel Vega and Anabel Galindo
     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xX-PVi2lzn0

     Culturas Fronterizas: Border Zones and Hybrid Identities by Dr. Enrique Lamadrid
     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=20yxxEjvkDA

     The Aftermath of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo: Land Adjudication, Citizenship and Immigration, a discussion by Dr. L.M. Garcia y Griego
     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oTGZXXv4ptY

     Abya Yala and the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo—The Scars of Colonization by Tupac Enrique Acosta
     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eGc9pCVO1uA

     Concluding Remarks by Dr. Michael Brescia
     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fFSxa9laomY


 

ARCHAEOLOGY, general
 

American Treasures at the Arizona State Museum
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z7Sh9KxOCuY&t=181s

Ancestral Pueblo Flutes from Broken Flute Cave
https://statemuseum.arizona.edu/online-exhibit/ancestral-pueblo-flutes-broken-flute-cave

Early Southwest Archaeology at Point of Pines
https://azmemory.azlibrary.gov/digital/collection/asmesa

Excavations at Homolovi State Park
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hMQly-2JbG4

Experimental Archaeology at Homol'ovi: Fire Investigation
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FI2JU5Hd8gE

Mission Guevavi Field School 2015 with Dr. Barnet Pavao-Zuckerman
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hqwmemX0LGA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mabmbHPhHAg

Repatriation at ASM with Dr. John McClelland
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fPAkmzIk15M&t=20s
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M59ZWO1irVg

The Medallion Papers: a series of 39 publications issued between 1928-1950 by the Gila Pueblo Archaeological Foundation
https://azmemory.azlibrary.gov/digital/collection/medallion

The National Impact of the Stanley J. Olsen Laboratory of Zooarchaeology
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bZ7f51-wVq8