NativeTech: Native American Technology and Art.
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NativeTech is an educational web site that covers topics of Native American technology and emphasizes the Eastern Woodlands region. The web site is organized into categories of Beadwork, Birds & Feathers, Clay & Pottery, Leather & Clothes, Metalwork, Plants & Trees, Porcupine Quills, Stonework & Tools, and Weaving & Cordage. I provide simple instructional information about how some of these materials are used by Natives. More importantly, I provide detailed background on the history and development of these kinds of Native technologies, showing both the change and continuity from pre-contact times to the present. NativeTech is dedicated to disconnecting the term 'primitive' from peoples' perceptions of Native American technology and art.

The presentation of NativeTech, made possible through my volunteered efforts and by space provided by Native Web, is my way to thank all those individuals who have helped me to learn the little bit that I know. The best way I know to thank a teacher is to use that knowledge to teach someone new. It is my greatest hope that in doing so the future generations will be less ignorant, and better enlightened, than the present.


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