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2 Native Americans Jessica P. Allender First Grade

3 Bibliography Whole Language Theme Unit, Native Americans. Instructional Fair, Inc. Grand Rapids, MI

4 Old-Time Round Dwelling House Native Americans Homes The old-time round dwelling of the Pima tribes.

5 American Indians of the Pacific Northwest American Indians of the Pacific Northwest Northwest Indian tule mat tipi in Eastern Washington, ca. 1908 When herds of buffalo moved to new grazing areas, the tribes also moved to stay close to their food supply. This meant that these tribes moved often and on short notice. These small dwellings could be taken down in about 10 minutes.

6 Totem Poles Totem poles were used to remember their heritage. Some Indians drew pictures on rock walls which told the story of a great hunt or fierce war. Some Indians carved cedar tree trunks to tell the history of the family or an entire village. They were sometimes placed in the middle of the village. The totem poles had carvings of animals, crests, and other faces to tell a story.

7 Totem Poles A totem pole may have any number of figures on it. Totem poles told the history of your family. Symbols were used to represents special things about a family.

8 Weaving & Basket Making The Hopi rug contains several triangles. The Indians had access to cotton and wool. They became skilled weavers of blankets, rugs, and baskets. They used berries and vegetables to get dye to color.

9 Special Entertainment Young dancers from an unidentified tribe demonstrate fancy dancing at the rodeo. Songs and dance were very important part of their heritage during holidays and special celebrations.

10 Two Native Americans standing in front of tipis, with tents and other Native Americans in background. Location not given, likely taken in North Dakota. These Indians depended completely on the herds of buffalo for survival. They killed as many as they needed and wasted none of the animal. They used the teeth for clothing and drums. They used their brain for decorations. The muscles were used for storage. The these small dwellings were constructed of 16-20 poles and had a cover made from 20-30 buffalo hides.

11 Indians traveling from Pembina, North Dakota to Fort Totten, North : Dakota gathering senega root or snakeroot. A blanket is used for a roof. It is being pulled by two horses. Horses were used for transportation for the Native Americans. The cover was a blanket used for a roof. One or two families of Native Americans

12 Canoe Construction Because the region contained many rivers, lakes, and streams, the Indians became expert craftsmen of the canoe. It was important that the canoes be durable because they were used for hunting, travel, trades, and in times of war. Canoes were constructed by a team of two men and four women. The construction lasted from 10 to 21 days. The materials used were wet, soft birch wood for the sides and bottom. Spruce rootlets were sewn together and boiled spruce gum to glue the pieces in place.

13 Transportation Indians used horses to help them get to where they needed to go.. Horses also helped them in the fields for planting crops.

14 The woman wore a blanket over dress, beaded belt, rings, necklaces, and earrings, stands outside in front of tree, 1908. Native Americans The women wore a blanket over their dress. Necklaces and belts were made from beads. The men wore headpieces made from feathers along with beaded vest. Some head pieces hung down to the ground.

15 Clothing Native American Women Two women wearing blankets over their dresses, necklaces, rings, beaded belts, and bracelets stand outside in front of tree. Woman on right holds cornhusk bag, 1909.

16 Native American Children Makah girls called Martha, Fanny, and Ellen at Neah Bay, Washington, ca. 1865

17 Bibliography Whole Language Theme Unit, Native Americans. Instructional Fair, Inc. Grand Rapids, MI

18 South Carolina Standards Social Studies First Grade A.1.1 Demonstrate an understanding of the way individuals, families, and communities live and work together now and in the past. 2. (1.1.2) Compare and contrast family life in various places in the world and in history. 2. (1.1.3) Describe what communities in North America were like long ago and how they varied from one another.

19 South Carolina Language Arts Standards First Grade 1-W1.1Demonstrate the ability to choose a topic and generate ideas about which to write.1-W1.2Begin using prewriting strategies.1- W1.5Demonstrate the ability to edit for language conventions such as spelling, capitalization, and punctuation with peer or teacher support.1-W2.1Demonstrate the ability to use oral and written language explain and inform. I1-W1.3Demonstrate the ability to generate drafts using words and pictures that focus on a topic and that include relevant details.1-W1.6Demonstrate the ability to write in a variety of formats.1-W1.6.1Demonstrate the ability to write simple compositions, friendly letters, and expressive and informational pieces with peer or teacher

20 South Carolina Language Arts Standards First Grade 1-W3.2 Demonstrate the ability to use literary models to develop his or her own writing. 1-W1.6.2Demonstrate the ability to use the Internet with teacher support and guidance to communicate with family and friends.1-W3.1 Demonstrate the ability to respond to texts read aloud by conversing with others, drawing pictures, and writing letters or words.


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