Hi, my name is Cathy and I work with Native American students in K-5 grade in a small community in Washington State. I also have Youth Council with my 3,4 and 5 graders. I love your site and would like to introduce it to my students. I have students from tribes that are not mentioned on your webpage. Would it be okay for them to send you their tribes name and its meaning? We are beginning to study about other tribes and this would be a great introduction. Thanks and keep up the good work.
Hello, I am a Native Indian from WA State. I loved your web site! It is so cool! Keep up the good work... :)
Thank You for your site, I visit often & use the information you share with us, I have found it very informative and am elated that there is somewhere I can go & learn as much as I can about our peoples and other nations as well.
I am a proven blood member of the Great Creek Nation, Lower River Clan Of Alabama.
I must tell you that you have produced the finest and most informative web site relative to our culture that i have ever seen.
I have been on your site for so long that i am going screen blind so i have to stop for a while.
Thank you for keeping our culture alive by providing this outstanding information, i will spend many hours of learning.
Thank you again,
LEQUOIA. ( LEANING TREE )
A friend of mine gave me the link to go to your site - i am Dakota, born and raised in France but indian nevertheless !! thank you for the wonderful job you did !!
I am creating a new forum about na - the aim : collecting as many information as possible - it is most important for me to keep our cultures alive. Sorry ! it is only in english for now - i would like to make it bilingual (English / French) but i'm not sure if i'll have time enough.
Once again : thank you to your whole team for the work you did and are still doing.
Hi. With this, I'm honored to sign the guestbook of www.firstpeople.us, a site of tremendous depth, breadth, beauty and power, and so user-friendly and engaging. Bless you all.
I want to say that this is the most interesting web site of Native Peoples I have ever come across. I have been searching the web for many years to find a site with everything I wanted to read or see... You, My Great People, have the most wonderful site I have ever seen. Thank you so much for all the work you have put into it... PEACE MY FRIENDS...
Hi. My name is Þórey Tómasdóttir and I live in Iceland. Your website is wonderful I go to your website almost every day, just review all the beautifull picture from the old days, and all your knowledge. You are beautifull people :) Best regards from Iceland. Þórey
What a wonderful website for all of us who call Turtle Island home and for people anywhere in the world that can benefit from learning about our ancestors. You cover so many topics and your site is so informative. I now have a site to refer people to (especially children) when they ask me questions that I don't always have answers for. All of their questions need to be answered so that our story will be remembered always. Blessings from my heart.
I just came across your site accidently and how glad I am. Your site is amazing and so full of information. My ancestory goes back to the Onondaga's but I sure can't find out a lot of info about them. I know they were part of the Iroquois Nation and were the keepers of the fire. Would love to see pictures of them and how they dressed, etc. I just want to thank you for all the time and effort you have put into this site....it's just amazing.
My name is Elisabeth Evald, I live in Denmark. I have been so much in California, and I am interested in everything about USA, story and I love your homepage. With love, Elisabeth.
Your site is great. Are you going to add other legends and stories from other tribes? You're doing a big job superbly well. I'll be back over and over again. I will make sure there is a link on my Blog if I use anything on my site.
Your site is with out equal, beautiful, honest, real. I was looking for photos of Eastern Woodland Natives. On the red path recently, making regalia, and hungry for information about Algonquin, Wabanaki, Passamaquoddy, Malecite, eastern, and coastal people. My many thanks. All my relations, Charles.
Greetings, I am interested in finding out more and viewing more images on the web. I am a potter and would like to see examples of pottery. In the spirit of peace, Paul Southwood.
Hi! I found your site by a complete random chance or actually there are no chance since everything is as is... You have a wonderful website and a wonderful catalog of books. I will look into various ways of promoting your creation... First thing is that I want to purchase few books...
I just had to comment on the Polar Bears, I love them, they are by far the best animals in the world. I have a slight obsession with them but I don't mind. Anyway these photos are great, and make others I have seen look terrible.
Thank you so much for such a wonderful site. We have lost so much with the demise of the indian way of life, progress is not always for the best.
I Iive on an island on the west coast of Scotland called Isle of Bute & walk the hills here on a daily basis, even here progress is stealing the life i once new & cherished. My wife & I are in the process of moving to Canada to Vancouver Island BC in the hope that we can live as simply as the great spirit intended.. We are Scottish & the clan system here has been likened to the tribes in America & Canada, my clan is the clan Macpherson with the motto "Touch not the cat without a glove".
I would be honored to sign your guest book!
Your site is a Blessed Place. It is quite obvious that you and yours are walking the walk the Creator intended for you. What a wonderful job you have done!
THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR SHARING SUCH A WONDERFUL ARRAY OF INFORMATION AND ART
What a wonderful site!! I thoroughly enjoyed it and will be back many times.
I just want to say how I enjoyed your site "First People"....I read many things but much more to read and get blessed as well as feel some of the pain that might have been felt by every tribe. My family has four sides of Cherokee and wished I could find just where we all came from. My great-grandma was full-blooded Cherokee the way I understand it and all I know is that her name was Nettie Belle, England. I don't know what her Indian name was, I suppose she had one, I wish that I did and I would say it proudly. I will return often to your website.
I have enjoyed the beauty of this place. Please to include me in your guestbook. With Much Thanks.
Good site. Thanks.
I was working on a bear project in Spanish class I stumbled across this site. I found all the pictures I was needing for the project. Great site, save me loads of time looking all over the net.
Hello, I just wanted to let you know how much I enjoy your website. I am an adopted indian from Rosebud...but am not Sioux. And have been learning about my culture since I learned at a young age. I am now 38 and still don't know my parents but am very proud to be Indian and am teaching my children (who are half) to be proud as well. Your web site is a wonderful source of learning. Thank-you and your family Dee Link-Coslor
This is a really great site. The graphics are outstanding and I have spent most of the afternoon wondering thru all the information. Keep up the great work.
I just wanted to comment on what a great site you have. I have really enjoyed it.
I am a teacher here on the Reservation. I've taught for Gila River students now for 3 years and have used this site extensively to assist me in capturing my students' attention and urging them to reconnect with their culture. Even though most of my students are Akimel O'Otham (Pima), many come from various other local tribes. Therefore, part of my everyday routine is to start each class with a different legend from around the Americas. With the plethora of legends on this website, I am able to cover every corner of the Native world and allow my students to become cognizant of the wealth and location of other tribes' cultures and make comparisons to their own. Getting my students interested in their Native culture and identity is my #1 concern, and your website has assisted me in more ways than can be imagined.
Not having any Native blood in me made it difficult at first to connect with my students. However, with this website and its vast amount of information, I was able to earn my students' trust and make that important connection and open doors for them to gain back their identity that had nearly been killed in the detrimental maze of official United States' government policies and racism so prevalent in this land. Websites like this breathe life back into their souls and awaken their sense of pride in being who they are. And to me, that is the most important thing for any Native American student today. I thank you so much for all that you do here and wish you the best in years to come.
History/ Culture / Creative Writing teacher for Ira Hayes
my name is Iris, 4/4 sisitowan wahpetowan of the lake traverse reservation and would like my name to be added to your guestbook. i have visited this site to view the poem site and will continue as i enjoy the poems and am interested in searching all sites pertaining to the 1st people of this turtle island.
respectfully i am
(makes room for them)
This is one of the best web sites I have ever seen. I am a teacher and spend most of my nights surfing the web. I would like to tell you that your site is in the top 5 best sites I have ever viewed. I will pass this site on to my coworkers. Thanks for creating this great site.
I'm a student of anthropology in the National University of Colombia, and I'm so excited to see a site which recovers all our heritage, thank you so much and congratulations for the excellent work.
I'll be glad to make everyone I know visit your place and use your services. Good Bye.
Doing research for an art class Iam taking I came upon this web site. Frank Howell one of my favorite artist. Do plan to take some of the back grounds. I come Aztec background myself. Thank you.
Loved the website. Added it to my favorites.
great backgrounds thank you.
I am Maori from New Zealand. I see you have pictures of Maori people in your Free Native Clipart Section under backgrounds page 2 picture # 1024 and the picture beneath it. Yes, we believe we were first people here in Aotearoa (New Zealand) before the white men came but it's interesting to see that our race is considered native to American Indians. I thoroughly enjoy reading your website when I have the time to visit. It is full of terrific information and also it is user friendly. From time to time I meet Indians from America not too sure what tribe they belong to (to be honest I didn't realise there were so many tribes) at markets selling their wares. They bring with them fantastic artwork, jewelry and clothing that is so different from the norm here in NZ.
A very very great website!! Especially the pictures of the wolves are fantastic. I always was interested in the native americans although I don't have any relationships to them. I like how they estimate the nature, the animals and also the people. I'd like to go to Canada when I finished my education and hope to meet some Inuit to find out more about their culture.
I truly enjoyed your beautiful website; I found all sections to be generous and superbly done. The artwork is wonderful and your huge offering of wisdom and lore warmed my heart and made my cheeks wet. I live in the southeastern corner of New Mexico and I love the land and the people. I have some poetry at [URL] if you would like to read it. Thank you for sharing the beauty of the people with the rest of the world!
I just really wanted to comment in your guest book to say thank you for setting up a website such as the First People site that you have - it is truly wonderful and fabulous. The articles are very informative, interesting and of complete enjoyment for me in that I am learning about the Native American indian day by day, all the time. From the age of 5 I have always loved Native Indians and have the most sincere utmost respect for your people. I hope you continue with this wonderful site. Thank you for the prayers also.
I find Native Indians and their culture, history, words of wisdom, prayers etc of great inspiration to me and I feel peaceful when linking to any sites with wonderful articles in. I am learning a great deal about the history of everything and there is a lot to learn. Thank you again for this wonderful site.
My very sincere best and good wishes to you from here in England. Sarah
I love your web site and all things Native American / Canadian. I believe if all Nations shared your wisdom there would not be as much trouble in the world. My Grandson is a direct descendant of the Cherokee nation, also his Fathers great great uncle was John Wesley Hardin the infamous outlaw.
I found your website very interesting and educational, I love the Elder page, as I am often concerned that people in my group are considering me as an elder for them and I feel uneasy with that title, I am hoping after reading your page I can put them on the right path. I look forward to getting into your more deeply. Wonderful site
I find myself coming back to your site. It's absolutely captivating to read all the wisdom's and quotes. And the art pages are where I'm often found. I'm from Germany and trying to read everything I can about the different nations. Thanks for sharing.
Very Good job on your site. Keep up the good work.
I just wanted to say thank you for a wonderful resource. Your site will bring hours of knowledge for myself and my family. I live in NH and my mother's family is from NC, Meherrin Tribe. Be well. Brandi Watterson
Most impressive...this has to be the best source of information pertaining to NA and to Wolves that I have seen. Thank you for your hard work...most grateful...
Hi, I visited your web site this evening...sooooooooooooooo beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thank you very much for sharing...it did my soul good to visit you tonight. Sharon.
I love your webite design and all of its contents. Packed with useful information and artwork that is simply breathtaking. I am starting to become very interested in native american culture as my mother has been since she became adopted by the Cherokee Tribe. I will continue to search your site for knowledge, and perhaps by some artwork for my home as well. do na da' go hv i
A superb site, please keep it going.
Great job on the site i am glad i found this site keep it up. Thank you.
Hi, I have surfing your website, i was wondering if i could use your back ground pictures of the Maori Tupuna and your Native American Backgrounds as well please. If I can, could you please e-mail me. Excellent Website.
O'siyo, I'm so delighted I found your site, it's wonderful. On my Mother's side there is Cherokee for which I'm both honored and blessed. I send Love and Light to All.
Beautiful clip art. Meegwetch!
I want to transmit my congratulations for your site to you. It is the first time that I visit it and that made at least 3 hrs that I excavate inside. There is to see so much, to discover. It is a mine of information, gorged with image and text. Thank you, Migwesh!
nice to see native articles on the web keep it up!
Great site! Thank you for it! All the members of the first and only up to now Bulgarian Indian Eagle Circle Society just love www.firstpeople.us
My mom was born there Geraldine Amos I've been wanting to go there and see her home land. So shall be there soon I was wondering how long have we lived I mean how far back we go? example. 1700's 1800's
What a great site you have here. I am so glad I found it.Keep up the good work.
I love this site!!! im from the manzanita band of the Kumeyaay Nation, this site rocks!!
Great web site! I have spent an hour here and I will be back!
I am impressed and blessed. I am writing a mountain man dictionary, encyclopedia, and almanac, and learned much on your site. I have a heart for Native Americans, though I share no bloodline, but I want to return to MT and help the reservations, including see if they want to manufacture an invention I have that Bass Pro Shops wants to market. I love the pics and artwork and quotes.
Thank you for sharing the beautiful artwork and pictures. Walk in Beauty!
THIS IS A FANTASTIC SITE. I stumbled onto your site looking for The Story of the Seven Dancers. I am Mohawk from Kahnawake Canada. I am an Educator. I have been looking at your site for about a month now, and have not gotten all I have just trimed the surface of information. Nia:wen
I just discovered your website and plan to use the clip art for hospice patient room signs. Often these signs are kept as keepsakes after the loved one passes on. I am sure your designs will be appreciated. Thank you.
So far I spent some hours on this absolutely outstanding site. Whenever I come back I find new treasures in word and picture. I know I will come back often to pick wonderful details to share with my grandson. This site is a must for everybody who is interested in Native Americans history.
My Name is Grandmother Whitedeer... Your Web site it the most beautiful and informative ...It is truly unique...I just love it...I have a small MSN group called Honoring Earth and Spirit...we learn and teach Spiritual ways and honor the Wise Ones that we call our Spirit Guides today...In my teachings I try to provide art work and pictures to go along with the context...I am using your picture now...they have really added to my own creativity...Thank you so much for your concentrated endeavors to bridge that gaps that keeps people in a needless time warp...We will one day go back to live the ways of our ancestors and through your sharing...you bring alive that spark of knowing what we already know deep within...Love and Blessings...Tonya Whitedeer Cargill.
You have a beautiful website and I want to thank you for sharing your talent with us. I am a Cree grandmother living in British Columbia.
I thought your website was beautiful. Your site was filled with many interesting things. However, I have to admit, I loved the eagles the best, but then again I am partial to eagles, If you wish to add some of my own personal pictures of eagles, please feel free to go to my profile on care 2 and upload them to your own. Walk in peace and Forest light. "May the spirits guide and protect you and yours always, and may earth mother keep you tight in her bosom...
This site is absolutely fantastic it is filled with such wonderful information. would like to say a big thank you for all the hard work that made it possible.
Great site, very informative rich and easy to navigate.
I spent more than an hour on your website. Absolutely great!
Hi there, I came across your web page and was very impressed. I am a memeber of the Peguis First Nation here in Manitoba, mainly a Cree and Ojibway nation. Have you thought about including the Treaties in Canada to your list and would you be open to information on other significant stories or biographies? Any how please keep up the excellent work...
Thank you for making an image of the kwahu kachina available for downloading. I had been looking for an appealing image, and not only found one, but also your detailed, informative, and beautifully crafted web site which I will visit often.
Hi! Thank you for making your site available for our use! We're in the process of building a web site to support our brick and mortor Native American store & your clip art will be a great enhancement! Thanks Again! Many Blessings!