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The World Wide Web contains a wealth of information related to the story presented in Meeting of Frontiers. Below is a small sample of the sites that have information, images, and links pertaining to the Russian and American frontiers.
- Portsmouth Peace Treaty: 1905-2005 (Japan-America Society of New Hampshire)
- Portsmouth Peace Treaty Centennial Conference (Dartmouth University)
- American Museum of Natural History (www.amnh.org)
- Of particular interest on this site is Drawing Shadows to Stone: Photographing
North Pacific Peoples, 1897-1902 (www.amnh.org/Exhibition/Jesup).
Created to commemorate the centennial of the Jesup North Pacific Expedition,
the site includes images and information on the region's native populations
and the anthropologists who ventured north to study them.
- Canada's SchoolNet (www.schoolnet.ca)
- Canada's SchoolNet provides an enormous amount on information concerning
the history of its western provinces and links to hundreds of other relevant
sites on the web. In particular, the site provides access to an array of digital
covering topics such as Athabascan Landing (collections.ic.gc.ca/Athabasca),
Fort Steele (collections.ic.gc.ca/steele/index.htm),
Indian treaties (collections.ic.gc.ca/treaties/code),
and the west coast forestry industry (collections.ic.gc.ca/forestry).
- Center of the American West (www.centerwest.org)
- Founded in 1989, the Center of the American West uses the resources of the
University of Colorado to explore, debate, and celebrate the distinctive qualities
of the West. The site includes Tracking the Changing West (www.centerwest.org/tracking_site/index.html),
which provides immediate access to some of the center's findings on the economic,
demographic, and ecological changes under way in the West. It also contains
a collection of online essays that explore the West's past and present, for
example Patricia Nelson Limerick's, "Caution! Nostalgia Ahead" and Matt
Ashby's, "The Working West".
- History's Best on PBS (www.pbs.org/history/)
- The Public Broadcasting System's page contains numerous sites dealing with
the history of the American West. Several of these were created to accompany
acclaimed PBS television programs. In addition to a site presenting a comprehensive
history of the West (www.pbs.org/weta/thewest),
the page includes sites focusing on events of historical importance, such
as the California (www.pbs.org/goldrush)
and Klondike (www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/gold)
Gold Rushes, the Oregon (www.pbs.org/opb/oregontrail)
and Mormon (www.pbs.org/trailofhope)
Trails, and the journeys of the Donner Party (www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/donner)
and the Corps of Discovery (www.pbs.org/lewisandclark).
- National Archives and Records Administration
- Among items of interest on the Web site of the National Archives are documents
relating to the acquisition of Louisiana Territory (www.archives.gov/exhibit_hall/american_originals/loupurch.html),
an 1868 treaty with the Sioux Indians recognizing the Black Hills of Dakota
as part of the Great Sioux Reservation (www.archives.gov/exhibit_hall/american_originals/sioux.html),
and a list of purchases made by Meriwether Lewis in preparation for the expedition
to the West (www.archives.gov/exhibit_hall/american_originals/purchase.html).
- National Geographic Society
- In addition to a large collection of maps and photographs, this Web site
provides access to the featured online exhibit Alaska: The Great Land(www.nationalgeographic.com/greatland/).
- Smithsonian Institution Museum of
Natural History, Arctic Studies Center (www.mnh.si.edu/arctic)
- The Smithsonian Institution's Arctic Studies Center has many exhibits and
online collections that explore the history and cultures of the indigenous
peoples of the North Pacific. An interesting and informative exhibit related
to Meeting of Frontiers is Crossroads of Continents (www.mnh.si.edu/arctic/features/croads).
- Smithsonian Institution National Museum
of the American Indian (www.nmai.si.edu/)
- The Web site of the National Museum of the American Indian is a good starting
point for those desiring to learn about the history and culture of Native
- University of Washington Libraries
- The University of Washington’s Digital Initiatives program features photograph
collections held by the University of Washington Libraries’ Special Collections
which relate to the history of the Pacific Northwest, Alaska, the Yukon Territory
and British Columbia (http://content.lib.washington.edu/all-collections.html)
of Washington, Center for the Study of the Pacific Northwest (www.washington.edu/uwired/outreach/cspn/index.html).
- A useful resource for information on the history of the Pacific Northwest,
the site currently features online exhibits documenting the Klondike Gold
and the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II (www.lib.washington.edu/exhibits/harmony/default.htm).
- Westweb (www.library.csi.cuny.edu/westweb)
- Westweb catalogues an extensive inventory of links relating to almost every
aspect of the American West, past and present.
- The National Library of Russia (www.nlr.ru)
- Web site of a Meeting of Frontiers project partner.
- The Russian State Library (www.rsl.ru)
- Web site of a Meeting of Frontiers project partner.
- The Russian Orthodox
- The Web site of the Russian Orthodox Church contains information about the
Church in Siberia and the Russian Far East, including links to individual
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