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MANAHATTA Resource Guide

Welcome to the Resource Guide for MANAHATTA by Mary Kathryn Nagle. This page aims to support the production by offering sources to dive deeper into topics covered in the show and provide care to those affected by the contents. 

Mental Health Support.

If you need support to process the violence or historical trauma depicted in MANAHATTA we encourage you to seek care using the resources below: 

We R Native
A comprehensive health resource for Native youth, by Native youth, providing content and stories about the topics that matter most to them.

Crisis Text Line
Crisis Text Line has partnered with the Indian Health Service to ensure that Native people have access to safe, confidential, and non-judgmental service to discuss the emotions this report brings to the surface. If you need someone to talk to, text NATIVE or INDIGENOUS to 741741 to reach a volunteer Crisis Counselor.

Every day GLSEN works to ensure that LGBTQ students can learn and grow in a school environment free from bullying and harassment. 
Check out their resources to support Native and Indigenous LGBTQ students.

StrongHearts Native Helpline
1-844-7NATIVE (762-8483) is a 24/7 safe, confidential, and anonymous domestic and sexual violence helpline for Native Americans and Alaska Natives, offering culturally-appropriate support and advocacy.

One Sky Center
One Sky Center is a National Resource Center for American Indian and Alaska Native Health, Education, and Research. It is dedicated to quality health care across Indian Country.

Native and Indigenous New York City History.

K-12 Manahatta Curriculum
Explore the K-12 Indigenous curriculum developed by Rachel Talbert (Columbia Teacher's College) and the Lenape Center.

NYPL: Historical NYC Maps, from Manahatta
Click on the date links, specifically Manhattan, 17th Century, to see NYC land atlases and maps.

Center for Brooklyn History: Lenapehoking: The Tenacious Myth of the Purchase of Manhattan
This recorded discussion, presented in connection with the 2022 Lenapehoking exhibition at Brooklyn Public Library, brings together the Lenape Center’s Joe Baker and Hadrien Coumans with indigenous lawyer and playwright Mary Kathryn Nagle to correct the long-held and false narrative of the purchase of Manhattan.

Village Preservation Blog: Kintecoying and the History of Astor Place  
Astor Place follows the path of an old Native American trail that appears on maps of Manhattan at least as early as 1639 ‐ only a decade or so after the Dutch first settled on the island. Read this blog post from Village Preservation to learn more.

6sqft: Mapping Manahatta: 10 Lenape sites in New York City
From Bowling Green to Broadway, Cherry Street to Minetta Lane, learn more about 10 sites in Manhattan that reflect the legacy of the Lenape.

Folger Library: Furthering the Conversation: Connecting the Personal and Legal Perspectives on Repatriation
This talkback discussion inspired by WHERE WE BELONG focused on the current state of both international and domestic museum repatriation, which the National Museum of the American Indian defines as the process of returning human remains and certain types of cultural objects to lineal descendants, Native tribes, and Native Hawaiian organizations.

History of Native Boarding Schools.

National Native American Boarding School Healing Coalition
(NABS) is the first and only national organization whose purpose is to advocate on behalf of Native peoples impacted by U.S. Indian boarding school policies.

The Nothern Plains Reservation Aid: Boarding Schools History and Culture
Learn more about the history, culture, and context for Indian boarding schools, which started in 1860 on the Yakima Indian Reservation in the state of Washington.

NPR Code Switch: Native Boarding Schools: Behind The Fight To Repatriate Indigenous Remains
Following the revelation of over 1,300 First Nations students' remains at former Canadian residential schools, the U.S. is addressing its own history of Native American boarding schools.

History: How Boarding Schools Tried to ‘Kill the Indian’ Through Assimilation
The U.S. government's approach in the late 19th century forced Native American children into "assimilation" boarding schools, epitomized by Richard Henry Pratt's statement, "Kill the Indian in him, and save the man," aiming to erase their cultural identities. Learn more about this history.

2008 Financial Bubble.

NPR: How Lehman's collapse 15 years ago changed the U.S. mortgage industry
Fifteen years ago, Lehman Brothers' bankruptcy marked the largest commercial collapse, sparked by risky mortgages and leading to a global financial crisis. Learn more about how the effects of this financial crisis echo into today's world.

Documentary Forest: The 2008 Financial Crisis, Causes and Effects
The 2008 financial crisis, sparked by a housing market crash and compounded by low-interest rates, bank crises, failures in corporate governance, and a burst housing bubble, caused a global recession with far-reaching effects on banks, national debts, employment rates, and wealth disparities worldwide. Learn more in-depth context of this crisis.