Troy Johnson

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Dr. Troy Johnson

Dr. Troy Johnson

It is with great sadness that we inform the community of the passing of CSULB Professor Emeritus, Dr. Troy Johnson. During his tenure at CSULB, Dr. Johnson was the Director of the American Indian Studies Program (1994 -2013), Chair of Anthropology (2006-2007) and a Professor of History. Dr. Johnson was most well known for his research on American Indian Activism of the 1960ís and 1970ís that was presented in several books, articles and in his award winning PBS film, Alcatraz is Not an Island. Dr. Johnson passed in his sleep on March 11th 2013 after a long battle with cancer. We express our deep appreciation for his dedicated service to the American Indian Studies Program at CSULB. This webpage was created by Dr. Johnson and will remain up as he created it in his honor.

Curriculum Vitae                     



A Brittanica Reference Site

This site received over 2,000,000 hits in 2005 from 50 countries throughout the world.

American Indian History and Related Issues

American Indian Studies programs were created at a number of universities throughout the United States beginning in the late 1960s. The American Indian Studies Program at California State University, Long Beach celebrated its 43rd anniversary in 2012 and is the oldest continuous existing program.

This world wide site is a developing site supervised by Professor Troy Johnson and is dedicated to the presentation of unique artwork, photographs, video and sound recordings which accurately reflect the history, culture and richness of the Native American experience in North America and has been expanded to include Indian people of Central America and Mexico.

Contributions and comments may be made by contacting Professor Johnson.

See the various books Troy Johnson has written on the American Indian Culture.

Indians of North America

Alcatraz Occupation: The Story

The 1969 occupation of Alcatraz Island is seen as a watershed event in contemporary Native American history. This site provides a brief history of the occupation as documented in my book, "The Occupation of Alcatraz Island, Indian Self-determination and The Rise of Indian Activism
Alcatraz Occupation in photographs
This collection of photographs and descriptions by Ilka Hartmann tell the story of the American Indian occupation of Alcatraz Island through the eyes of those who made up the occupation force.
Alcatraz: The Story of American Indian Inmates
Written by Ranger Craig Glassner, this site tells of the Army's use of Alcatraz as the nation's first permanent military prison and focuses on the imprisonment of a number of Native Americans from 1873 to 1895.
Alcatraz: The Story of the Hopi Inmates, Part 1
This website is a joint project of the National Park Service and the Hopi Cultural Preservation Office.  The articles and photographs document an event connecting the history of the Hopi people and Alcatraz.  The story of the Alcatraz inmates is authored by Wendy Holliday, Historian with the Hopi Cultural Preservation Office.
Alcatraz: The Story of the Hopi Inmates, Part 2
In connection with Part 1 of this collection, this site traces the government's Indian policy and the effect it had on the people of Hopi in the late 19th century, culminating with the imprisonment of 19 Hopi men by the U. S. Army on Alcatraz Island in 1895.

Native Nations Network (Turtle Island Productions)

Alcatraz Is Not An Island selected for screening at the 2001 Sundance Film Festival January 19,24,27, 2001 - Park City, Utah.

Federally Recognized California Tribes

Federally Recognized Indian Tribes

First Nations Seeker

The Native American Experience

Contains Photographs, drawings, maps and short descriptions chroniclizing the experiences of the Native American population dating from the first migrations from Siberia (pre-1600) through recent experiences.

The Native American Holocaust Museum

The Navajo (Din'e)

This site provides information of the history, culture, and religion of the Navajo (Din'e) Indians.

The Navajo (Din'e) Photographs

Photographer Ilka Hartmann's collection of photographs taken in 1971 on the Navajo Reservation.

The Navajo Photos in Monument Valley taken in the 1950's

Theodore De Bry Copper Plate Engravings
A collection of images and descriptions depicting early American life in the United States.
Tribes Petitioning for Federal Recognition
A gathering of North American Indian tribes at California State University, Long Beach on April 28, 1990.
Portrait of a People
Native American photographs by Ilka Hartmann

Non-Federally Recognized Indian Tribes Provides a state by state listing of all non-federally recognized American Indian tribes in the United States.

United Confederation of Taino People


Indians of Central America and Mexico

Multicultural Film & Videos: Films on Mexican Indians
Oaxaca, Jalisco, and Colima, Mexico

Canadian First Nations

First Nations Seeker

Treaty 6 Nations in Alberta Canada


Related Web Servers

Spanish Exploration and Conquest of Native America
Hernando de Soto invaded Native America in the 1640s.  This site describes large Indian villages that existed at the time and the results of Spanish warfare and diseases.
American Indian Studies General Reading List
Prepared by the University of Arizona, this site provides an extensive reading list for anyone interested in American Indian issues.  The list was last revised in August 1998.
American Indian Issues and Activism
Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians Economic Development Corporation
American Indian Studies
Buffy Sainte-Marie's Web Site
Carlisle Indian Industrial School
Edward S. Curtis Gallery
On This Date In North American Indian History
This site lists over 3000 historical events which happened to or affected the indigeneous peoples of North America. The site also has tribal name meanings and alternative names as well as links to many other sites.
Tribes, State, and Government Agencies
Do not miss this site! This is an excellent research and resource site full of great information and updated often.
Native American Images
This site is a non-commercial "web magazine" devoted to images of Native American people, places and mother earth.  The site includes both visual and word images and links to a select group of exceptional Native American web sites.
American Indain history and culture at Arizona State University
Images of Native Americans
Indian Internet Resource Website
Indian Teacher and Educational Personnel Program
Indigeneous Education Resources
The Directory of Indigeneous Education Resources is an updated version of the 1993 plublication, the Directory of Native Education Resources in the Far West Region.  This vesion coincides with the recent release of a new national directory and includes listings such as Head Start, Child Care, Title IX programs and Johnson O'Malley contractors in Arizona, California, Utah, and Nevada.
Jatibonicu' Taino Tribal Nation Home Page, Puerto Rico
Kawaiisu Indian Tribe
Official Tribal Page
Lewis and Clark: A Bicentennial of Discovery
National Congress of American Indians
Native American Cultural/Ethnic Resources
Native Americans and the Environment
Native American Cultural Resources in Southern California An award winning site that provides an extensive listing of Native American organizations and cultural events in Southern California
Native American Historical Speeches
Native American History and Culture
Native American Studies Programs in the United Sates and Canada
North American Cultural/Ethnic Resources in Southern California
Provides a listing of colleges and cultural research and resource centers in Southern California. Included also are private Native organizations and powwow schedules  
Native American Women's Health Education Resource Center
This site makes the Resource Center's publications on Native American public health issues available to the community at large. The internship program will also be of interest to students and others who may want to serve as advocates at the women's shelter.
Native American Indian Resources
Native American Actors
Native Nations Network: Native America's On-Line Tribal Village
Official Website For The American Indian Church
Information on the American Indian Church, Nataive American Information, Walking the Wellness Path Home, Honoring the Earth Campaign, and Whitewolf's Photo Gallery
O'SIYO: First National Bulletin Board  
An A-Z alphabetical listing of information/sites dealing with significant American Indian Issues
Native American Authors
This site contains the names of about 400 authors, nearly 900 books, and about 275 websites relating to native American people
Soverign Nations Preservation Project
South Carolina Indian Affairs Commission
This site provides information on the historic and indigenous tribal entities and organizations in South Carolina.
Native Tech
Devoted to presenting Native American technology and art.
Native Web
An excellent resource organized by subject, geographic regions and cultures.
Indian Pueblo Cultural Center
A presentation of nineteen Pueblo communities.
Black Indians & Intertrbial Native American Associations
Decicated to Intertribal Native Americans with a special interest in the Native-African-Indian communities abroad
Tekesta Taino Tribal Band of Bimini Florida
The Powwow Editions
Photographer Ben Marra's collection of Powwow photos.
Timeline of 20th Century Indian Activism
Provincial Museum Of Alberta
Programs of interest to all age levels. Some of the finest human and natural hisory colletions
Native American Constitution and Law Digitization Project
This site offers access to the full texts of selected legal documents. Among these are Constitutions, Tribal Codes, Charters, Indian Land Titles, and summaries of recent U.S. Supreme Court cases that have involved or affected Native American people.
Legislative Impact
This site was created to serve as a consolidated legislative research resource for Indian County. The site contains Congressional Bills, pending legislation, Congressional contacts, as well as a directory for members of the U. S. House of Representatives, and the U. S. Senate
The Buffalo War
Teaching Indigeneous Languages
Contains teaching and other educational resources for  stabilizing and teaching indigeneous languages.  Includes excellent materials on revitalizing, teaching, and stabilizing indigeneous languages, American Indian Links,  bilingual/ESL links, literacy/readings links, multicultrual education links, and education links, general.
Texas Cherokee Indians

Tribe and Nation Homepages

Indian Circle Web Ring
Indian Circle is a ring connecting the internet web pages of federally recognized Indian Tribe.  An excellent resource!
A Line in the Sand
Cultural property belonging to various cultural groups.
American Indian Library Association Home Page
Information on AILA Association
Arctic Circle
This site provides resources on the indigenous peoples of Alaska, Canada, Northwest Siberia with a focus on the natural resources, history and culture, social equity and environmental justice of the region.
Abenaki of Mazipskwik and Related Bands
This site is devoted to the cutural history, and presevation, of the traditional Abenakis of Mazipskwik
California Tribal Contact Information
Canadian Cree Settlement

Cowlitz Indian Tribe

Delaware Tribe of Indians
Esselen Nation
Georgia Tribe of Eastern Cherokee
Illini Confederation
Confederation of the Hileni, or Illiniwe, the Peovia, Kaskaskia, Tamaroa, Cahokia and Michigamea. This site provides an overview of these Illinois people.
Iroquois Infomation Links
This site provides an extensive listing of links to infomation such as Iroquois Treaties, Wampum Belts and Treaties, Corn and the Indians of the Northeast, General Iroquois information, The Iroquois Constitution, the Iroquois and the U.S./Canadian Border, and much more.
Iroquois (Six Nations) Confederacy
Jatibonicu Taino Tribal Nation Home Page
The history of the Taino Nation of the Caribbean from October 11, 1492 to the present.
Kumeyaay Nation
Lisa Mitten's Home Page
Information on individual Native Nations. Native organizations and Urban Indian Centers.
Lumbee Nation
Lumbee Tribal History
Lumbee Tribal history.
Metlakatla Indian Community
Mississippian Moundbuilers Art and Artifacts
Mohegan Tribe and Nation
Pechanga Internet News Resource
The Ohlone/Costanoan Media Gallery
Contains video and sound clips with songs and cultural material on the Ohlone and Costanoan people of North America.

Sandy Lake Band of Ojibwe

Sault Ste. Marie Chippewa

Seaconke Wampanoag Tribe
Seminole Tribe of Florida
This site is dedicated to the rich history and culture of the Florida Seminole Indians
Stockbridge Munsee Tribe of Mohican Indians
Provides an overview of the history, culture, and language of the Muh-he-ka-ne-ok, Stockbridge MunseeTribe of Mohican Indians
Tekesta Taino Tribal Band of Bimini Florida
The history of the Taino Nation of the Caribbean from October 11, 1492 to the present.
The Mixed Blood Uinta's of Utah
Tlingit National Anthem
From Alaska's Tongass web sites. Covers Alaska Tlingit history, current issues, culture, Alaska Natives Online and additional Native American resources.
Town Creek Indian Mound
This site presents the Native American Legacy found at the Town Creek Indian Mound

United Cherokee Nation

Cherokee Tribes in California and Idaho.  It has been in existence for at least 10 years and is comprised of Cherokees from the "Eastern Cherokees."


United Confederation of Taino People

Wintu--The Assimilation Concern
Woodland Art and Culture
Yupik Eskimo Home Page From Toksook Bay, Alaska
Live photos from downtown Anchorage, or Learn to speak Yup'ik Eskimo

American Indian Colleges

Bay Mills Community College

D-Q University

Haskell Indian Nations University
Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwa College

Muckleshoot Tribal College

Salish Kootenai College

Sinte Gleska College
Sisseton-Wahpeton Communtiy College
Turtle Mountain College

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