The American Indian College Fund
The American Indian College Fund provides scholarship money for American Indian students to attend mostly tribal community colleges
on or near reservations. These schools concentrate on training skills that are needed on the reservations so that the educational advances
will accrue to the benefit of the tribe as a group.
Native American Rights Fund (NARF)
NARF is actively involved in legal battles around the country in such areas as fishing rights and re-claiming ancestral lands.
National Museum of the American Indian
The Museum opened its brand new facility on the Washington, D.C. Mall on September 21, 2004. Take a tour via their website.
This rich website has complementary information and interviews concerning PBS programming and provides schedule information for the best
television programs in the United States. If you're not watching Nova, Now with Bill Moyers or Frontline, then
you're really missing out!
The Nokoto Horse Conservancy
Learn about this group and its efforts to save wild horses in North Dakota and "...establish a sanctuary where the Nokota horses can roam free
Nevada Bureau of Mines
This link will take you to a 27-page report on turquoise mines and deposits in Nevada. The report was published in 1968 by the Mackay School of
Mines at the University of Nevada. This is excellent information and makes for good reading. The format is an Adobe Acrobat file.
This is a relatively short article on Tibetan turquoise contained within a website about all sorts of things Tibetan, including, of course, the Dalai Lama.
Circle A Ranch
Located a few miles outside of Cuba, New Mexico, the Circle A Ranch is really a hostel. At the heart of this 385-acre ranch which borders on the San Pedro
Wilderness Area is a large 1920's adobe hunting lodge which provides inexpensive accomodations.
Chico Hot Springs
30 miles north of Yellowstone National Park in the aptly-named Paradise Valley you'll find this wonderful haven. The swimming pool is fed by hot springs and
the restaurant is absolutely divine. Dennis Quaid has a place on the banks of the Yellowstone River a few miles away and often eats at the restaurant and his
band sometimes plays in the bar.
1794 Watchtide By the Sea
My second cousin Jack Elliott and his wife Nancy own and run this beautiful B & B in Searsport, Maine. It's a short drive from Acadia National Park and a
great place for whale watching.
Sylvan Lake Lodge
High in the Black Hills (Paha Sapa in Lakota) of South Dakota you'll understand why this is sacred ground to many Northern Plains tribes. You'll also
understand why they had it in for Custer.
Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument
Located on the Crow Reservation in Montana, this is a magical place. Words cannot describe the feeling you'll get at this place on a hot summer day more than 125
years after this battle took place.
Walk all the way to the top. Just do it! All the way along the path you'll see prayer bundles tied to tree branches (don't touch them!). This is where the Seven
Council Fires of the Lakota (along with some Cheyenne and renegade Yankton Sioux) met for the Sun Dance in 1876. Then they split up to hunt buffalo in smaller bands.
General Custer met up with several thousand of them at the Greasy Grass (Little Bighorn River) some weeks later.
Cottage Industry Merchants
P.J. Kozy Knifemaker
Pete Kozy is one of the nicest guys you'll ever want to meet and his handmade knives are simply gorgeous and of the finest fabrication. One of his knives will last for
several generations, but you'll want to own three or four of them.
Beadwork by Margo
Margo Rosas tans her own hides, makes her own rawhide and does beautiful beadwork. I've been collecting her pieces for ten years.