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(Many Paths)

An Online Newsletter Celebrating Native America


April 19, 2003 - Issue 85


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Favorite Sites


by Vicki Lockard from various sources


Cool Links Penguin


No longer confined to news print and comic books, nearly all your favorite syndicated comic strips can be read online. Many of these sites also offer e-cards, games, comic strips via email, and bios of the cartoonists.
Featuring dozens of cartoonists from United Media, Creators, and Washington Post Writers Group, has fresh content daily along with thirty-day archives, e-cards for all occasions, and comics via e-mail subscription. Snoopy (AKA Peanuts) and Dilbert are two of the most popular, and they each have their own complete site, just click on the buttons near the top of the page. Other family favorites include Luann, Heathcliff and Momma. If you've ever dreamed of being a cartoonist, take a look at "So You Want to Become a Cartoonist" on the Luann page.
Comic strips from Tribune Media Services include classics such as Gasoline Alley, Annie, Dick Tracy, and Brenda Starr. Along with a ninety-day archive, many of the comics include a reader forum, interactive games, and a bit of strip history. From the front page, site navigation is divided into strips (comics with multiple frames, such as Shoe) and panels (single frame cartoons such as 9 to 5.) Bulletin boards for discussion are available from the entry page, as well as from each cartoon's main page.

King Features Syndicate: Comics
Arranged alphabetically from The Amazing Spiderman to Zits, King Features Syndicate offers thirty-day archives of dozens of comics. In addition to the dailies and the archive, each comic has a page about the cartoonist, its characters, and the strip's history. Many of today's most popular cartoons have endured more than fifty years, and are no longer being drawn by their creators. For example, Dennis the Menace was introduced by Hank Ketcham in 1950. In 1994, the strip was turned over to longtime assistants Ron Ferdinand and Marcus Hamilton, but Ketcham continued to supervise until his death in June 2001.

FunBrain Numbers
Seventeen original games based on baseball, soccer, car racing and other fun things will intrigue even the most stubborn elementary-age math students.   My favorites included Cookie Dough (learn to spell numbers up to 10,000 and don't forget that compound numbers from twenty-one to ninety-nine  use a dash), Change Maker (in four different currencies) and Tic-Tac-Toe Squares (not your usual Tic-Tac-Toe.)  Some of the game pages were a little slow to load, but the quality of the games overshadowed this one drawback.

Idaho Natives
A Special Report - A team of University of Idaho journalism students traveled the state over the last year to examine life on Idaho’s five Indian reservations. Under the leadership of tribal journalist Lori Edmo-Suppah, the students pursued stories related to key tribal issues, including natural resources, economics, sovereignty and cultural preservation.

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Students And Teachers Against Racism announces their new website that offers insight into the Native American perspective to teachers and educators.

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