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Native American Cultures

Experience traditional Native American culture through dance, music and visual arts. Watch Native Pride the eagle and hoop dances, trace the life of a Navajo weaver, learn how Keith Bear makes a flute, make a listening doll, and meet fancy dancers Larry and Jessup Yazzie.

Grades 3-4 Lesson
Compare and contrast three variations of the Cinderella folktale
Grade 5 Lesson
In this lesson, students explore Native American crafts and design and create their own wampum belts
Grades 3-4 Lesson
Students experiment with interpretative dance as they recreate the weaving process to Native American music
Grades 3-4 Lesson
Create a listening doll in the tradition of the Native American storyteller dolls
Grades 6-8 Lesson
Students will read one of Tomie DePaola’s versions of two Native American legends
Grades 3-4 Lesson
Students read poems and watch films about mountain creation and formation
Grades K-2 Lesson
Through guided reading of Ten Little Rabbits and hands-on activities students will explore aspects of Native American cultures and Navajo weavings
Video Series
Meskwaki Tribe member Larry Yazzie and his son, Jessup, discuss and perform traditional Native American dances
Video Series
Watch Native American dancers from the group Native Pride Dancers demonstrate the traditional eagle, fancy, grass and hoop dances
Video Series
Musician, storyteller and flutemaker Keith Bear sheds light on the art and tradition of making flutes in the Native American tradition
Video Series
The storyteller explains the origin and significance of the flute and drum in Native American culture
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