An Exploration of American Indian Territory

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Shore Road School students attended the Journeys Into American Indian Territory in-house field trip to learn more about the Eastern Woodland Native Americans. During the curriculum-based event, presenters Bob Vetter and Maddie Cheers shared artifacts from their portable museum, told a Kiowa story called “How the Big Dipper Got Into the Sky” and taught a popular “hand game.”

The students learned how the Cheyenne people used the entire buffalo for clothes, food and shelter. A few of them also modeled typical clothing worn by Native Americans and learned how they tanned clothing out of hides. The most popular part of the program, however, was the installation of a traditional and authentic tepee in the gymnasium for the students to explore.