Exploring the trail is to find traces of indigenous peoples’ lifestyle and memories of the past.
Following the trail is to follow the guidance of the ancestral spirit and to tramp on the paths that have preserved the life of indigenous peoples.
This website collects information on the 25 historic trails that are deeply related to the indigenous peoples of Taiwan since the Qing rule and the Japanese Occupation period. Map and spatial information methods, including GPS and GIS, were used to construct a spatial humanistic database of indigenous historic trails and places of importance along the way, such as neighboring tribal villages, police stations from the Japanese occupation periods, transportation facilities, cultural buildings and so on. This provides a more intuitive and visual digital data presentation that exhibits the historical significance, origin and culture of these indigenous historic trails, which enhances the knowledge of people at home and abroad on the culture of indigenous historic trails.