"Thank you for doing the work you do. My maps have arrived and they are powerful, uplifting, and very affirming. I look forward to ordering the last three: South America, Central America, and the Caribbean soon! Kindly"-Tara Evonne Trudell (daughter of John Trudell)
"As a student of cartographic visualization and the development of the sense of place, I was struck
by the fascinating simplicity of Mr. Carapella’s magnificent designs. Captured on his maps are
the pre-European contact tribal identities from a Native American geographic perspective. This
is a singular and comprehensive achievement. Mr. Carapella is to be commended for his depth
and dedicated research, illustrated so thoroughly on his maps. His maps are a unique celebration
of tribal heritage. Mr. Carapella has created splendid representations of native lands through the
restoration of traditional cultural names. His exceptional designs assure the continued existence
of not only native identities but also the sacred places/spaces of North America’s first people."
Jeffrey M. Williams
GIS Systems Administrator
President of the Caddo Mounds State Historic Site Friends Group
Stephen F. Austin State University
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING:
I would like to commend Aaron Carapella for creating and designing maps of Canada and the Continental US, displaying villages once occupied by First Nations people. Aaron you are an amazing self taught map maker and my hands are up to you for learning this skill and using it productively. I admire your dedication to this project and for standing your ground! The world needs more people like you Aaron, keep up the great work!
"Thank you for creating visual masterpieces of truth! Your research and scholarship has created an enduring testimonial of our past, present and future, dear Aaron Carapella. I am an award winning author and as you know, have requested that you be the map maker for my new book. We also recommend your maps for teacher resources and sell them at our Children's Cultural Center of Native America. They appear in my books' bibliographies. I am forever in your debt! Yvonne Dennis, Educational Director, CCCONA and author." Yvonne M. Dennis -author of Native American Almanac: More Than 50,000 Years of the Cultures and Histories of Indigenous Peoples
Here you will find the most comprehensive maps of pre-contact and at-contact Native North America to date. These maps use Tribal Nation’s original indigenous names for themselves, and show where Tribes were just before contact with outsiders, as well as the last homelands they defended . The intent of these maps is to instill pride in Native peoples and to be used as teaching tools from a Native perspective. These maps are part of my Tribal Nations Map series-which cover the Nations indigenous to the “United States,”, “Canada”, "Mexico" , "Central America", "South America" and “Alaska." Your purchase supports multiple upcoming maps. I credit the many hundreds of Cultural directors, elders, educators and linguists that have helped me centralize these names onto one visual display.