Employing anthropology, field research, and humanities methodologies as well as digital cartography, and foregrounding the voices of Indigenous scholars, this text examines digital projects currently underway, and includes alternative modes of "mapping" Native American, Alaskan Native, Indigenous Hawaiian and First Nations land. The work of both established and emerging scholars addressing a range of geographic regions and cultural issues is also represented. Issues addressed include the history of maps made by Native Americans; healing and reconciliation projects related to boarding schools; language and land reclamation; Western cartographic maps created in collaboration with Indigenous nations; and digital resources that combine maps with narrative, art, and film, along with chapters on archaeology, place naming, and the digital presence of elders. 

This text is of interest to scholars working in history, cultural studies, anthropology, Native American studies, and digital cartography.

chapter |8 pages


Digital Mapping—Ethics, the Law, and the Sacred

chapter 1|8 pages

Alive with Story

Mapping Indigenous Los Angeles and Carrying Our Ancestors Home

chapter 2|14 pages

Digitally Re-presenting the Colonial Archive

Resources for Researching and Teaching the Carlisle Indian Industrial School and the Native American Boarding School Movement

chapter 3|18 pages

Access to Truth, Healing, and Justice

Digitizing the Records of U.S. Indian Boarding Schools

chapter 4|11 pages

The Indigenous Digital Archive

Creating Effective Access to and Collaboration with Government Records

chapter 5|16 pages

Myaamiaataweenki Eekincikoonihkiinki Eeyoonki Aapisaataweenki

A Miami Language Digital Tool for Language Reclamation

chapter 8|12 pages

Early California Cultural Atlas

Visualizing Uncertainties Within Indigenous History

chapter 11|11 pages

Native Land

Social Media Education and Community Voices