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Frontier Photographer: Edward Curtis
Online exhibition on the photos of frontier photographer Edward Curtis. His work was an attempt to capture images of American Indians as they lived before contact with Anglo cultures. Includes biographic details, images, and accompanying primary document quotes.
Provider: Smithsonian Institution Libraries
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The Language of Native American Baskets from the Weavers’ View
Website explores the idea that we can understand baskets through the details of their making. Includes examples, techniques, tools, and descriptions of the values embedded in basket design and creation.
Provider: National Museum of the American Indian
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Grade(s): General audience
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Campfire Stories with George Catlin: An Encounter of Two Cultures: A Guide for Teachers
Teachers’ page using art, artifacts, and primary source texts to bridge American history, geography, art appreciation, environmental conservation, and multicultural studies. Features lesson plans.
Provider: Smithsonian American Art Museum
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Grade(s): PreK–3, 4–8, 9–12
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Wolastoqewiyik Education Guide
Teacher's guide focusing on the First Nations community of New Brunswick, Canada. Contains two lessons aligned to national standards exploring the interdependency of all living things from the Wolastoqewiyik perspective and the importance of rivers to communities like First Nations.
Provider: National Museum of the American Indian
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Grade(s): 4–8
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Earl’s Canoe: A Traditional Ojibwe Craft
Documentary preview illustrating the process of canoe-making within Native American traditional culture. Includes discussion of respect for nature in the Ojibwe Nation. Purchase required.
Provider: Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
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Grade(s): PreK–3, 4–8, 9–12
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Harvest Ceremony: Beyond the Thanksgiving Myth (PDF)
Information sheet for use in lessons on the first Thanksgiving. Includes which Native peoples met the Europeans in 1621, the harvest celebration, the Wampanoag today, the importance of corn, and a Johnny cake activity.
Provider: National Museum of the American Indian
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Grade(s): PreK–3, 4–8
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Across Borders: Beadwork in Iroquois Life
Online exhibit focusing on the Kahnawake, near Montreal, and the Tuscarora, near Niagara Falls. Explores links between beadwork and the spiritual, the economic, and the political worlds of the Iroquois. Includes narrated creation story, highlighted objects, and downloadable images.
Provider: National Museum of the American Indian
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A Critical Bibliography on North American Indians, for K-12
Resource list on North American Indians organized by culture area and tribe and further divided into nonfiction and fiction, biographies, and traditional stories. Includes an introduction, preface, and foreword by Native American educators. Provides questions for critically evaluating different perspectives of history.
Provider: National Museum of Natural History
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Grade(s): All grades
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Pre-Visit Guide for Teachers
Several lesson plans organized by grade level intended to familiarize students with the themes and objects of the National Museum of the American Indian in preparation for a visit. Can also be used at the New York City Heye Center or independently.
Provider: National Museum of the American Indian
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Grade(s): PreK–3, 4–8, 9–12
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National Museum of the American Indian Teacher Self-Guide: Listening to Our Ancestors
Self-guide for the Listening to Our Ancestors exhibition includes questions to consider, item searches, and drawing activities for students to complete.
Provider: National Museum of the American Indian
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Grade(s): PreK–3, 4–8
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