ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - More than two dozen American Indian tribes are teaming up with a tourism group and the National Park Service to tell a new story for travelers along historic Route 66, the famous byway that stretches from Chicago to California.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) More than two dozen American Indian tribes are teaming up with a tourism group and the National Park Service to tell a new story for travelers along historic Route 66, the famous byway that stretches from Chicago to California.

The plan is to create a guidebook using federal grant money that will highlight tribal sites along the 2,400-mile route.

The book will also detail the histories of Native communities that saw their stretch of the West change because of the road.

Representatives from the Park Service and the Chicago American Indian Center were among those at a meeting Wednesday to kick off the project.

The American Indian Alaska Native Tourism Association is leading the effort. Coordinator Virginia Salazar-Halfmoon says one goal is to dispel stereotypes about Native Americans and their varying cultures.