An Exploration of American Indian culture

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Shore Road fifth-graders attended an in-house filed trip called Journeys Into American Indian Territory to learn about the culture of the Eastern Woodland Native Americans. During the curriculum-based event, presenters Maddi Cheers and Richie Cornacchio shared artifacts from their portable museum, told Native American tales and taught students to play Hoop and Stick and the Ball Game, popular with the Native American children.

Students learned how the Eastern Woodland Native Americans used the whole buffalo for clothes, food and shelter, and select students demonstrated how to tan clothing out of hides. The most popular part of the program, however, was the installation of a traditional teepee in the gymnasium for the students to explore.