Midwest American Indian & Earthworks Videos

When researching a new topic or trying to find more information, finding videos with reliable sources is difficult. Midwest American Indian & Earthworks Videos is our attempt at collating free, online, informational videos about American Indian cultures, particularly from the Great Lakes, and monumental earthworks histories worldwide. These videos represent a small sample of current or recent knowledge and we hope you find them useful to introduce topics and terms for research, general knowledge, and to use as classroom resources.

 This is by no means a comprehensive list and links may be subject to change. 
As time passes, information is updated and 
so described conclusions may no longer be valid.

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The Archaeology Channel
"The mission of ALI is to develop ways to make archaeology more effective both in gathering important information about past human lifeways and in delivering that information to the public and the profession [of archaeology]."

Video Network
"Watch the Chickasaw story come to life across vibrant HD video channels — a story of strength, beauty and intelligence of a great Native American Nation. Listen to the voices that have echoed across generations, explore the history of the resilient Chickasaw people and celebrate the rich culture of the tribe, which has sparked a creative renaissance for our Nation"
  • The Chickasaw Creation Story
  • The Chickasaw Migration Story
  • The Chickasaws Settled on Ridge Tops
  • Our Ancestral Homelands
  • Caring for Our Ancestral Homelands and Archaeological Remains
  • Tours to Our Homelands: A Spiritual Connection
  • Our Spiritual Animal Guides
  • Monumental Earthworks: Advanced Civilizations
  • Similarities Between Mississippian Origins and Historic Chickasaws
  • Mound Studies: Peace Towns, War Towns
  • Evolution from Mounds to a Smaller Village Site
  • Decline of Mound Culture
  • Mysteries of the Mounds: The Abrupt Decline
  • Community of Tribes Along the Mississippi
  • Mississippi: Hungry to Hear Our History
  • The Pull of Mississippi
  • At Moundville: The Horned Serpent Story
  • Rattlesnakes and the Horned Serpent
  • Moundville: Home of Prehistoric Chickasaws?
  • The Amazing New Moundville Museum
  • The Moundville Museum: Telling the Story
  • Moundville Museum
    • A Unique Exhibit Experience
    • Recreating Stories
    • A "Splendor of Ancient Culture"
    • Exotic Trade Goods
  • Chickasaw Archaeologist
  • Artifacts from Moundville Site Excavations
  • Artifacts: Best Seen Where They Were Found
  • Bill Bomar: Famous Moundville Artifacts
  • Preserving Sacred Artifacts from Mounds
"MCN Human Resource Management offers a online Mvskoke History Course for all existing and new employees. MCN invites you to view this online course at your leisure."
  • Precontact
  • Contact to Removal
  • Removal to Allotment
  • Allotment to 1979 Constitution
  • The Modern Era


An online exhibit created by the Ohio History Connection 
covering Ohio's first inhabitants in nine sections based on historic-cultural periods.
  • History and Archaeology
  • Archaeologists Don't Always Dig
  • Archaeology in the Lab
  • First Ohioans Chronology
  • Ohio's Ancient Cultural Periods
  • Ohio's Ancient Cultures
  • Hunting and Gathering
  • Spear Point Styles
  • Archaic Seasonality
  • Axe Grinding
  • More on Groundstone Tools
  • Animal Masks
  • Glacial Kame Birdstones
  • Woodland Innovations
  • Woodland Culture Names
  • Adena Pipe
  • Tremper Mound Pipes
  • Wray Figurine
  • Late Woodland Introduction
  • Mississippian Culture Introduction
  • Late Prehistoric Introduction
  • Fort Ancient Site and Fort Ancient Culture
  • Discoidals- Chunkey
  • Serpent Mound
  • Sandusky Pipe
  • Ancient Ohio Trail
    • The Great Hopewell Road
    • The Newark Earthworks
    • The Octagon
    • The Newark Shaman
    • The Moonrise
    • Fort Ancient
    • Great Serpent Mound
    • Mound City
    • Tremper Mound
    • An Architecture of Alignments
    • Ohio Valley Region
  • Dayton Society of Natural History
    • Keeping the Tradition Pow Wow
      • hosted by the Miami Valley Council of Native Indians
    • Celebration @ Fort Ancient
    • The Story of Fort Ancient
    • Archaeology Day at Fort Ancient
  • Drew Young Photography
    • Eastern Shawnee History Summit 2015
      • Opening Ceremony
      • Science, Reason and Ethnohistory
        • Dr. Barnes and Dr. Warren
      • Constitutional Law & History
        • Bill Rice
      • Shawnee in the American Northwest
        • Cathleen Osborne-Gowey
      • Tribal Youth Presentation
      • The Long History of Allotment
        • Dr. Bowe from Eastern Kentucky University
  • Illinois State Archaeology Survey (ISAS)
    • Archaeology in Minutes (AIM Series)
      • Discovery in East St. Louis
      • Emerald Mounds
      • Strontium Dating
      • Tribal Consultation
    • Conferences and Talks
      • Untangling the Piasa's Tale
        • Part 1: Underworld symbolism at the heart of the Midcontinent
        • Part 2: A revised interpretation for midcontinental iconographies
        • Dr. Duane Esarey, January 15, 2015.
      • Crossroads on the Little Calumet: excavations at a 13th century village in the Chicago area
        • Melissa Baltus, 2014 Prairie Lightning Symposium.
      • Reduce, reuse, recycle:artifacts recovered from an 1820s Potawatomi homestead along the Spoon River
        • Richard Fishel, 2014 Prairie Lightning Symposium
      • Discovering people through pottery in pre-Columbian Illinois
        • Tamira Brennan and Brent Lansdell, 2014 Prairie Lightning Symposium
    • Day of Archaeology- American Bottom Field Station
      • Illinois State Archaeological Survey
    • Gregory Perino: Cahokia and Surrounding Areas
      • April 1990
    • Profiles in Archaeology: Warren K. Moorehead
    • WCIA ITARP (Illinois Transportation Archaeological Research Program) 
      • Illinois State Museum Early Farming
  • Myaamia Center
    • Chief Wallace- "Homelands, Shawnee, and Ohio"
      • May 28, 2013
    • Myaamia Lunar Calendar Explanation
      • April 15, 2011
    • 2014 Myaamiaki Conference
      • George M. Ironstrack
        • We Will Raise Changemakers
      • Molly Uline- Olmstead
        • Telling our story: A Digital Resource for the Home and Schools
      • Cameron Shriver
        • I live there in the village, but it was burned: myaamia history in the 1790s
      • Scott Shoemaker
        • We speak a common language to one another: The language and landscape of Miami ribbonwork
      • Wesley Y. Leonard
        • Helping Each Other: The Myaamia Role in the Breath of Life Archival Institute for Indigenous Languages
      • Meghan Dorey & Kinberly Tully
        • Reviving Our Knowledge From Old Records; Digitizing Archival Records for the Miami Tribe.
      • Andrew J. Strack & Douglas Troy
        • we follow our ancestors trail: Sharing historical myaamia language documents across myaamionki
      • David J. Costa
        • Word Order in Myaamia
    • 2012 Myaamiaki Conference
      • The Role of Myaamia in Language Reclamation
        • Wesley Leonard
      • Let's Reflect on How Far We Have Traveled
        • George Ironstack
      • Colonial Conversions in French and Indian North America
        • Tracy Leavelle
      • Surveying the Sources on the Myaamia Language
        • David J. Costa
      • Keeping Track of Characters in Myaamia Stories
        • Chad L. Thompson
      • Myaamia Miincipi: Genetic Relationships and Preservation
        • Jake Long
    • 2010 Myaamiaki Conference
      • Myaamia Akincikonki: Learning to Count in Myaamia
      • How the Myaamia People Live
        • a Myaamia Exhibit Media project
      • Myaamia Exhibit Online
      • ašiikiwi neehi kiišiwki: Earth & Sky curriculum.
    • Vocab
    • Myaamia History Presentation
      • George Ironstack
    • Myaamiaki Conference 2008
      • On the history of Myaamia language "camps" in Oklahoma
        • Wesley Y. Leonard
      • Making Science Relevant in Myaamia Education using Earth-Sky words and Stories
        • Tim McCoy
      • Cultural Resource Management and its Role in Miami Education
        • Josh Sutterfield
      • Myaamia Home Education: Parent Perspectives
        • Dani Tippmann, Deana Garza, and Sherrie Sutterfield
      • I come from the Miami Schoolhouse; there we say, "I teach because I learn."
        • George Ironstack
      • Miami-Peewaalia Winter Stories within Algonquian
        • David Costa
      • Connecting the Myaamia Community Through Electronic Media
        • Andrew Strack
  • Newark Earthworks Center
    • Fort Ancient Trip 4/26/13
    • ESTO Dance at OHS July 29, 2012
    • ESTO Flute Solo July 29, 2012
    • ESTO Stomp Dance
  • OHC Editor
    • Late Prehistoric Pottery
    • Adena Pipe
    • Wray Figurine
    • Hopewell Earthworks
    • Pickawillany
    • Tremper Pipes
    • Prehistoric Smoking Pipes
    • Turkey Tail Points
    • Engraved Gorget
    • Female Effigy Pipes
    • Prehistoric Animal Masks
    • Mica Artifacts
    • Engraved Bones
    • Boatstones
    • Prehistoric Textiles
    • Marine Shell Artifacts
    • Knife River Flint Blade
    • Obsidian Blades
    • Bannerstones
    • Woodland Pottery
    • Flint Tools
    • Paleoindian Tools
    • Prehistoric Timeline
  • OjibweDigitalArchive
    • Dan Jones (On Learning Ojibwe)
    • Larry Aitken
      • "an Ojibwe traditional healer and director of American Indian Studies at Itasca Community College"
    • Birch Bark
    • Jimmy Jackson on Four Directions
    • Ask the Elders
      • about Thunderbirds
      • about Ojibwemowin
      • about Cosmology
      • about Tobacco
      • about Ojibwe History
      • about Memgwesiwag
      • about Health
      • about Drums
      • about Medicinal Plants
    • Wild Rice
    • North
    • West
    • South
    • East
  • Ojibwe.net (University of Michigan)
    • Excerpt of Kay McGowan on Native Harvest Traditions
    • Ojibwe Language
    • Ricing Tools Parts 1-2
    • Deweganke (Drum Making) Parts 1-4
    • Waabiganke (Pottery Making)
    • Frybread & Anishinaabemowin
  • Penn Museum
    • Hero Twins of the Americas: Myths of Origin, Duality, and Vengeance
    • Great Wonders: The Monumental Geoglyphs of Amazonia
    • Great Wonders: Monumental Grandeur of the Mississippi Valley
    • Great Wonders: Chichen Itza: An Alien City in the Maya Lowlands
    • Language: The Heart of Our Culture
    • Wampum in Museum Collections: Tracking Broken Chains of Custody
    • "Treaty of Renewed Friendship" Signing
    • A Minute with Marge Bruchac
    • A Minute with Tina Pierce Fragoso
    • A Minute with Doug Kiel
    • A Minute with Oren Lyons, Jr.
    • Lacrosse: Play on, Iroquois Nationals!
    • Native American Voices- The People Here and Now
    • Insights Into Indigenous Archaeology
    • Fulfilling a Prophesy: The Past and Present of the Lenape in Pennsylvania
    • Preserving Heritage is Good Local Business: Saving Sites with Economic Development
    • Counternarratives: Native American Artists In Our Own Words
    • Dance With Me: The Nanticoke Lenni-Lenape Indians of New Jersey
    • Our Ongoing Fight for Sovereignty
    • Postindian Warrior: Creating a New Consciousness in Native America
    • Language: The Heart of Our Culture
    • Mascots, Tokens, and Targets: Ending 'Native' Stereotypes and False Personalities in Sports
    • George Catlin's Indian Curiosities: A Collection Saved, Hidden, Dispersed, And Discovered
    • Glimpses of Life Among the Catawba and Cherokee Indians of the Carolinas (1927)
  • TEDx Talks
    • Aboriginal women-- resistance, resilience & revitalization
      • Patti Doyle Bedwell at TEDxCapeBreton
    • All my relations-- a traditional Lakota approach to health equity
      • Dr. Donald Warne at TEDxFargo
    • America: Our land and our people
      • Benjamin Benson at TEDxSonomaCounty
    • Americana Indian- thinking twice about images that matter
      • Nancy Marie Mithlo at TEDxABQWomen
    • American Aboriginal Native Indian
      • Bently Spang at TEDxCody
    • America's Native Prisoners of War
      • Aaron Huey at TEDxDU
    • Born again Savage
      • Chief Clarence Louie at TEDxPenticton
    • Building Resilient Communities: A Moral Responsibility
      • Nick Tilsen at TEDxRapidCity
    • Changing the way we see Native Americans
      • Matika Wilbur at TEDxTeachersCollege
    • Chief Standing Bear's journey for justice
      • Joe Starita at TEDxOmaha
    • Dismantling the white man's Indian
      • Dr. Dawn Martin-Hill at TEDxMcMasterU
    • Eating Indigenously- Foodways of the Tohono O'odam Nation
      • Terrell Dew Johnson at TEDxTusconSalon
    • First Nations Cultural Preservation Through Art
      • Ursula Johnson at TEDxHalifax
    • 1491s Play with Themselves, Imagery and Reclamation  
      • at TEDxManitoba
    • Healing Through Story: Unpacking Indigenous Resiliency and Hope
      • Annie Belcourt at TEDxArlee
    • Hoop dance performance
      • Lisa Odjig at TEDxSenecaCollege
    • How solar oven technology is changing lives on the Navajo reservation
      • Raquel Redshirt at TEDxABQ
    • Identity
      • Eastern Pequot Tribal Nation/Connecticut College Partnership
        • TEDxConnecticut College
    • Introduction to the Maine-Wabanaki
      • gkisedtanamoogk at TEDxDirigo
    • Lessons Learned from the Pueblo Indians of the Mesa Verde Region
      • Mark Varien at TEDxSonomaCounty
    • Lessons from Cahokia
      • Chris Otto at TEDxJeffersonCollege
    • Lila Downs at TEDxOazacaCity
    • The Little-Known History of Slavery in California
      • Lynette Mullen at TEDxEureka
    • Minobimaatisiiwin- the good life
      • Winona LaDuke at TEDxSitka
    • Music, Diversity, Dance
      • Supaman (Christian Parrish) at TEDxMSUBillings
    • Nations within a Nation
      • Sherry Scheel Matteucci at TEDxBillings
    • Native American Flute- A Hand-made History
      • Aaron White at TEDxTucsonSalon
    • Native American Oral Storytelling & History
      • Seth Fairchild at TEDxSMU
    • Native Loops
      • Supaman at TEDxBozeman
    • Negotiating the Non-Negotiable
      • Jamie Bissionnette Lewet at TEDxDirigo
    • "Opening Blessing": Fidel Moreno at TEDxSIT
    • Owning Your Culture
      • MarTan Martinez at TEDxSJSU
    • Painting the Path of Indigenous Resilience
      • Lisa Boivin at TEDxUofT
    • Preserving Heritage
      • Cayle Diefenbach at TEDxRedmond
    • A Pueblo Story of Sustainability
      • Gregory A. Cajete at TEDxABQSalon
    • Ram Nation Drum Circle 
      • (2012) at TEDxCSU
    • Regenerating the Wiconiss Society
      • Gabrielle Tayac at TEDxChesterRiver
    • (Re)Making History: The Real Story is Bigger and Better
      • Kevin Gover at TEDxJacksonville
    • Re-storying Place
      • Greg Sarris at TEDxSantaRosa
    • Sacred America
      • Jeremiah "Jay" Julius at TEDxOrcasIsland
    • Seeds of Our Ancestors, Seeds of Life
      • Winona LaDuke at TEDxTC
    • Shared Earth: The Ancient Mounds Project
      • Jenny Ellerb at TEDxMonroe
    • Sharing First Nations Views and History
      • Tsawasiya Spukwus at TEDxSquamish
    • Surviving Disappearance, Re-Imagining & Humanizing Native Peoples
      • Matika Wilbur at TEDxSeattle, 2013.
    • Ceremonial opening performance, traditional Native American music
      • Bobcat Singers at TEDxBozeman
    • Chumash Challenge: Calpoly
      • Fran Dukehart at TEDxChumash
    • TEDxDU:Aaron Huey Update
    • TEDx1000Lakes- bug O Nay Ge Shig Silver Eagle Drummers and Dancers
    • Tlingit Music--Past, Present and Future
      • Ed Littlefield at TEDxSitka
    • Touching Deep Native American History
      • Tom Dillehay at TEDxNashville
    • Triple Divide/Our Heritage/Our Legacy
      • Jack Gladstone at TEDxWhitefish
    • Violence against Native women is not traditional
      • WhisperKish at TEDxABQWomen
    • Voices of our Ancestors
      • Lillian Pitt and Toma Villa at TEDxConcordiaUPortland
    • Waponahki people: Understanding the gift of legacy
      • Elizabeth Neptune at TEDxDirigo
    • Walk a mile in my redface- on ending the colonial in culture
      • Cornel Pewewardy at TEDxOregon
    • Wellness, two-eyed seeing and system change
      • Dr. Evan Adams at TEDxPowellRiver
    • What the sale of Manhattan doesn't tell us about Native Americans
      • T.M. Rives at TEDxGowanus
    • Who Gets to Be An Indian
      • Richie Meyers at TEDxBrookings
  • Why Save a Language
    • The Montana Experience: Stories from Big Sky Country
    •  Directed by Dr. Sally Thompson, 2006.
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