Woman’s dentalia cape.Stories, photos, paintings, and belongings like baskets and tools tell the rich history of Plateau tribes of the inland Pacific Northwest, a history now shared online.

The Plateau Peoples’ Web Portal, a gateway to those cultural materials, is maintained by Washington State University’s Center for Digital Scholarship and Curation (CDSC) in partnership with WSU’s Native American Programs.

The materials have been chosen and curated by tribal representatives from the Spokane Tribe of Indians, the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation, the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation, the Coeur d’Alene Tribe of Indians, the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs, the Nez Perce Tribe, and the Confederated Bands and Tribes of the Yakama Nation.

The CDSC also sponsors other innovative digital research projects at WSU, such as a public history of the Spokane River, digitized profiles of Washington State College students and alumni who served and died in World War II, and documentation of pivotal incidents in Hanford’s history of secrecy and safety.

Click to learn more about the CDSC and Plateau Peoples’ Web Portal.

Top photo: Woman’s dentalia cape (courtesy of Washington State Magazine)

Originally posted at Washington State Magazine