A non-profit corporation registered under the
state of Arkansas, The American Indian Heritage Support Center was formed to help
preserve the varied histories, culture, and sacred traditions of the American
Indian people. Our area of concern includes the states of Arkansas, Kansas,
Oklahoma, Louisiana, Missouri, and Tennessee. A brief mission statement
can be read here: MISSION.
section provides a synopsis of the history of American Indian boarding schools,
followed by suggested resources for classroom teaching. Resources for K-12
lesson plans and reading about the American Indian are given in the
CLASSROOM RESOURCES section.
Initial focus of the Center encompasses the states
of Arkansas and Missouri, both which have a rich American Indian history.
A short history of known tribes that once occupied these states is included in
the AREA TRIBES section, along with
current tribal addresses. Oklahoma, Kansas, Louisiana, and Tennessee tribes
will be included in the future.
The states in our area also have their share of
fake tribes and medicine people. The Center is dedicated to providing accurate
sources of information to the public and private sectors to prevent the further
dilution and destruction of Indian cultures and protect the public from scams.
The Center urges those who are searching for their own Indian heritage to thoroughly
investigate groups before joining one of the many fraudulent pseudo-Indian tribes,
organizations, or individuals that are looking for a following. A list of
suspected organizations and individuals can be found in the BEWARE!
Seminars, special events, powwows, and other positive
events are in the “Recommended” section under EVENTS.
You will also find other scheduled events that we do not recommend either attending
or supporting in the “Not Recommended” section on the same page.
American Indian related websites, artisans,
and other recommended links are found on the LINKS
NOTICE: Ads by Google has numerous pages listing
AIHC as a American Indian wedding source. These advertisements are in actuality
for Manataka (MAIC). Manataka has hijacked our organizations name in a Canadian
web server. We are not affiliated with any wedding activity or as a resource for
weddings. Some searches for our organization also result in Manataka being
displayed. See our information on MAIC in the beware section.
DISCLAIMER: Opinions and statements made on
this website and by members of AIHSC are not to be taken as official views of
their tribes or any other Federally Recognized Tribe unless stated otherwise.
Nor do we claim to speak for all American Indians. Data and information is provided
for informational purposes only. While every effort is made by the American Indian
Heritage Support Center to ensure that accurate information is disseminated through
this site, we make no representation about the content and suitability of this
information for any purpose. The user is responsible for making his or her own
research and making their own decision as to the validity of the information given.
If we can help you in any area within our mission
statement, answer any questions that you might have, or if you have any comments
or suggestions, please contact us. Our mailing address is: American Indian
Heritage Support Center, P.O. Box 2556, Bentonville, AR 72712. Or, send
us an E-Mail: