American Indians Today

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Learn about the different ways American Indians contribute to the fabric of modern America

Student Application

Enjoy this brief introduction to Native Americans on the Plains through folk tales, where they lived, how they lived with each other and how they live today.

Learning Objectives

  1. Students will appreciate the culture and history of the American Indians of the Plains.
  2. Students will understand how some native groups thrived, using the land and natural resources to their advantage.
  3. Students will learn about the conflicts among native peoples, and between these tribes and European-heritag...

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Supporting Activities

  1. Compare and Contrast. Even within the same region, different tribes of Plains people had different roles for men and women and children. Using a chart, illustrate the different gender roles in each tribe shown in the video. Compare these gender roles to those in your own family. For extension, compare with other cultures around the world. Discuss y...

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