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TICHKEMATSE: A Cheyenne at the Smithsonian
Images and written information on a Cheyenne American Indian who worked for the Smithsonian Institution between 1879 and 1881.
Provider: National Museum of Natural History
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Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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To Honor and Comfort: Native Quilting Traditions (PDF)
Guide and lessons on Native American quilters, their communities, and quilt stories. Follows quilting traditions, designs and imagery across many indigenous peoples. For middle school students, but adaptable for all ages. For museum visits or independent use.
Provider: National Museum of the American Indian
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Grade(s): 4–8
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Tracking the Buffalo: You Be The Historian
Online interactive about the stories told on buffalo hides by the Native Americans of the Great Plains. Focused on a particular painting, this interactive leads viewers to their own conclusions through subtle hints and clues and lets them compare their conclusions to those of Smithsonian historians.
Provider: National Museum of American History
Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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Treasures from the Smithsonian American Art Museum: Lure of the West
Online exhibition including portraits of Native Americans by George Catlin, western subjects by Frederic Remington and Albert Bierstadt, and works from the Taos School.
Provider: Smithsonian American Art Museum
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Grade(s): General audience
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Two Perspectives on the Battle of Little Bighorn and Greasy Grass
Lesson plan has students analyze historical perspectives on the Battle of Little Bighorn/Greasy Grass, also known as “Custer's Last Stand.” Students will interpret primary sources, develop critical thinking questions about the perspectives represented in the sources, and synthesize the data into a single version of the battle's history. Targets grades 6-9.
Provider: National Museum of American History
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Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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What Can You Make from a Buffalo?
Game in which players match objects made by Native Americans from the body of buffalo to the appropriate part of the buffalo’s anatomy. Part of an online exhibit on the Northern Plains Indians.
Provider: National Museum of American History
Grade(s): All grades
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When the Rain Sings
Lesson plan suggesting ways to incorporate the book When the Rain Sings: Poems by Young Native Americans in language arts studies. The poems (in the form of dialogues between objects, photographs, and the written word) demonstrate the importance of imagery in storytelling. Students may examine thematic connections or respond with creative writing exercises.
Provider: National Museum of the American Indian
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Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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Who Stole the Teepee?
Image gallery shows ways in which Native culture has been transformed by tourism, the realities of reservation life, and the missionary schools that attempted to “civilize” Native children. Also discussed are the realities of contemporary Native life, far removed from the popular conceptions. Tension between maintaining traditions and the demands of an ever changing world are explored.
Provider: National Museum of the American Indian
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Grade(s): General audience
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Wolastoqewiyik Education Guide (9-12)
Education guide focusing on the First Nations community of New Brunswick, Canada. Includes four lessons on journalism through creating a newspaper on the Wolastoqewiyik, oral traditions, relationships between humans and the natural world, and history as seen through seasons.
Provider: National Museum of the American Indian
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Grade(s): 9–12
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