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1 Utah’s Native American Tribes

2 START WITH THE INTRODUCTION AND CONTINUE ON THROUGH ALL OF THE STEPS… Introduction Task Process Evaluation Conclusion Credits Teacher’s Page

3 Native American culture is a very important aspect of American civilization, especially in Utah. You are about to embark on a journey of discovery, exploration, and creation. Introduction Task Process Evaluation Conclusion Credits Teacher’s Page Introduction

4 Please follow the process, starting with step one and continuing until you have finished all of the steps. In your groups: 1. Discover facts about two established Native American Tribes in Utah. 2. Record your findings in the journal provided. 3. Create YOUR OWN Native American Tribe and share it with the class. 4. Have Fun! Introduction Task Process Evaluation Conclusion Credits Teacher’s Page Task

5 Step 1: Name/Language of Utah’s Native American Tribes Introduction Task Process Evaluation Conclusion Credits Teacher’s Page Step 2 Step 1 task: Tribal names are a very important part of the tribe cultural. Your first assignment is to complete the section of your journal labeled: Step 1. This will help guide you on the creation of your Tribe name. These are the links you will use for Step 1: 1. Ute Tribe Language Ute Tribe Language 2. Navajo Tribe Language Navajo Tribe Language The Ute Tribe has had a major influence on the state of Utah. In fact, the name Utah comes directly from the Ute Tribe. “Ute” comes from the Spanish word “Yuta” which means: the people. The Navajo Tribe is also known as the Diné Tribe, it is the second largest tribe in North America. The name Navajo means: the people.

6 Step 2: Traditions of Utah’s Native American Tribes Step 3 Every culture has a set of traditions. Think about the traditions that are held by your own family. Often, traditions have a large affect on a tribe’s arts, dances, stories, etc… The Ute Tribe is best known for their tribal dances, in particular the Sundance Ceremony. Dancers go without food and liquids for 4 days. This Ceremony actually has a huge spiritual background and family participation is essential. The Navajo Tribe has a weaving tradition that is passed from mother and daughter. The wool used for the weaving comes from the Churro sheep- which are raised from birth by the tribe members. The finished weaved blankets each have one flaw in them for the spirit of the blanket to roam. Step 2 task: Traditions are a way for the tribe to share their beliefs. Your next assignment is to complete the section of your journal labeled: Step 2. This will help guide you on the creation of your Tribe Artwork. These are the links you will use for Step 2: 1. Ute Traditions Ute Traditions 2. Navajo Traditions Navajo Traditions

7 Step 3: Arts/Crafts of Utah’s Native American Tribes Step 4 Arts and Crafts are the cherished handicrafts created by the Tribe. They come in many forms and mostly represent things from nature. Usually the tools and materials used for the arts/crafts come from nature. There have been many Ute arts and crafts discovered and preserved. One of the most interesting artifacts is the ceremonial rattle made from buffalo rawhide which was filled with clear quartz crystals found in the mountains of Utah. The Navajo Tribe has many different forms of arts and crafts that it is known for: rugs, basketry, and silver are just a few. Their high quality and distinctive designs are recognized throughout the world. Step 3 task: Tribes utilize parts of nature to construct wonderful pieces of artwork. Your next assignment is to complete the section of your journal labeled: Step 3. This will help guide you on the creation of your Tribe Artwork. These are the links you will use for Step 3: 1. Ute Artwork Ute Artwork 2. Navajo Artwork Navajo Artwork

8 Step 4: Dances/Music of Utah’s Native American Tribes Step 5 Dance and Music are a very large part of any culture, especially Native American culture. Many times it represents religious/spiritual beliefs of the Tribe. Sadly, some of the Native American Tribe dances, songs, and chants have been lost over the years. Every spring the Ute Tribe members perform a dance they call the Bear Dance. The Bear Dance is the oldest dance in the Tribe’s history. The dance was created by the Ute Tribe and is used for mating and courtship. The Navajo Tribe actually performs many ritual dances throughout the year. Some of the dances performed are: The Medicine-Man Dance, The Squaw Dance, and The Mountain Chant. Step 4 task: Tribes have dances, songs, and chants to represent their tribal beliefs. Your next assignment is to complete the section of your journal labeled: Step 4. This will help guide you on the creation of your Tribe Dance. These are the links you will use for Step 4: 1. Ute Bear Dance Ute Bear Dance 2. Navajo Ritual Dance Navajo Ritual Dance

9 Step 6 Step 5: Dwellings/Locations of Utah’s Native American Tribes The Ute Tribe originates from the states that are now: Colorado, Utah, New Mexico, and Nevada. The Ute Tribe still lives in these areas today. The closest area to use is the Reservation that is in the Uintah Basin. The Ute Tribe lived in small, round or cone-shaped houses called “Wickiups”. Some of the Eastern Ute Tribe members lived in Tipis. The Navajo Tribe was more spread out than the Ute Tribe. However, they are the second most known tribe in our state. Their dwellings were called “Hogans”. A Hogan is made of a special wood framework packed with clay into the earth, with the door facing east. This was set up to protect the inhabitants from sand and wind storms. Step 5 task: Your next assignment is to complete the section of your journal labeled: Step 5. This will help guide you on the creation of your Tribes Dwelling or Location. These are the links you will use for Step 5: 1. Ute Map Ute Map 2. Navajo Map Navajo Map 3. Ute Houses Ute Houses 4. Navajo Houses Navajo Houses

10 Step 6: Modernization of Utah’s Native American Tribes Evaluation Assimilation into American culture has been a hard task for all Native American Tribes. Both the Ute and Navajo Tribes have had a tough time keeping all of their historical aspects while creating a new modern lifestyle. They mostly live on reservations in modern housing. They still participate in special ceremonies and traditions. Due to the American persecution of Indians- a lot of the complex traditions, stories, and beliefs were lost forever. The Tribes do their best to preserve what they have left. Step 6 task: Your next assignment is to complete the last section of your journal labeled: Step 6. This will help guide you on thinking about your tribe in modern times. There are no links for this task, just questions to answer in your journal.

11 Introduction Task Process Evaluation Conclusion Credits Teacher’s Page TaskExcellent 12-8 pts. Good 7-4 pts. Fair 3-0 pts. Tribe Name (12 pts.) Traditions (12 pts.) Arts/Crafts (12 pts.) Music/Dance (12 pts.) Dwellings/Location (12 pts.) Modernization (12 pts.) Presentation (9 pts.) Journal (19 pts.) Total: /100 Evaluation

12 Introduction Task Process Evaluation Conclusion Credits Teacher’s Page Conclusion Congratulations! You have finished your creation of a unique Native American Tribe located in Utah. Hopefully you have learned more about Utah’s Native American Tribes. Now the Mother Earth And the Father Sky Meeting, joining one another, Helpmates ever, they. - Navajo Prayer

13 Introduction Task Process Evaluation Conclusion Credits Teacher’s Page Credits Images Provided By: Burke, P. (2009, October 17). Native American Photographs. Retrieved from http://www.firstpeople.us http://www.firstpeople.us Martin, P. (2007). Native American Clipart. Retrieved from http://www.phillipmartin.info/clipart/na_pnw_home.html http://www.phillipmartin.info/clipart/na_pnw_home.h Websites Visited: Brownielocks. (2009, October 16). History of Ute Bear Dance. Retrieved from http://www.brownielocks.com/ute.html Carr, Karen. (2009, January 22). Ute Architecture. Retrieved from http://www.historyforkids.org/learn/northamerica/before1500/a rchitecture/ute.htm http://www.historyforkids.org/learn/northamerica/before1500/a Kimball, P. (2007, October 9). Navajo Dancers. Retrieved from http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CyQjiFgKdzk Library of Congress. (2009). Subjects. Retrieved from http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/award97/codhtml/hawpSubjects 359.html http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/award97/codhtml/hawpSubjects Navajo Tourism,. (2009). Navajo Artwork. Retrieved from http://www.utah.com/tribes/navajo_artwork.htm Redish, L. (2009). Native Languages of the Americas. Retrieved from http://www.native-languages.org/navajo_words.htm Redish, L. (2009). Native Languages of the Americas. Retrieved from http://www.native-languages.org/ute_words.htm

14 Credits Continued Websites Visited Continued… Scholastic. (2009). Navajo Traditions. Retrieved from http://teacher.scholastic.com/activities/listen_read_9/navajo- traditions.asp Southern Ute Indian Tribe. (2009, September 23). Map of Ute Domain. Retrieved from http://www.southernute.nsn.us/history/index.html Wikipedia, Initials. (2009, October 16). Hogan. Retrieved from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hogan Winson, Terrie. (2002, May). The Navajo. Retrieved from http://www.anthro4n6.net/navajo/ Wright, D. (2001, April 27). Utes. Retrieved from http://www.mnsu.edu/emuseum/cultural/northamerica/utes.html http://www.mnsu.edu/emuseum/cultural/northamerica/utes.html Created by: Lindsey Harvey LaChelle Lewis Brandee Behling Teacher’s

15 Introduction Task Process Evaluation Conclusion Students’ Page Teacher’s Introduction This WebQuest is designed with Utah 4 th Graders in mind: Utah State Core Curriculum 2009-2010 Standard 2 Students will understand how Utah’s history has been shaped by many diverse people, events, and ideas. Objective 1 Describe the historical and current impact of various cultural groups on Utah.

16 Introduction Task Process Evaluation Conclusion Students’ Page Teacher’s Task Place students into groups of 4 or 5. Each group should get a pre-printed copy of the journal Each process should take no more than 3 days to complete, making the entire assignment around 2-3 weeks to finish Students should have enough computer time to complete the tasks assigned Students may be given a “special” area of the classroom to place completed tasks At the end- each group should be assigned a time and day to present their tribe in full to the class Discuss traditions that students have in their own families Journal

17 Below is a copy of the Journal presented to each group Journal Key Journal Below is a copy of the Journal Key Process

18 Introduction Task Process Evaluation Conclusion Students’ Page Teacher’s Process In groups, students will complete the WebQuest in class and at home (if more time is needed) One hour of computer time should be provided for each process step per group Students should have a minimum of 2 days and a maximum of 3 days to complete each task At the end of the WebQuest the students will be assigned a day and time to present their tribes to the entire class It might be helpful to invite parents/guardians to watch the presentations Have evaluations ready to fill-in for WebQuest grade Presentations receive an immediate 10 points

19 Introduction Task Process Evaluation Conclusion Students’ Page Teacher’s Evaluation TaskExcellent 12-8 pts. Good 7-4 pts. Poor 3-0 pts. Tribe Name (12 pts.) Name shows creativity, Uses words from Native Language, In-depth explanation provided Name is original, Does not use Native Language, Weak explanation provided No name, no explanation provided Traditions (12 pts.) 3 Traditions provided, Each tradition has a strong explanation/ description 3-2 Traditions provided, weak explanation provided 2-0 Traditions provided, no explanations provided

20 Teacher’s Evaluation Continued TaskExcellent 12-8 pts.Good 7-4 pts.Poor 3-0 pts. Arts/Crafts (12 pts.) Artwork provided shows creativity, materials/tools used relate to Native American culture Artwork provided can use improvement, no special materials/tools used No artwork provided, shows little creativity Music/Dance (12 pts.) Tribal Dance/Song has a unique name, with an in-depth explanation provided Tribal Dance/Song has little to no creativity, no name is provided No Music/Dance is provided or shows lack of creativity Dwellings/ Location (12 pts.) Dwellings are neat and organized with original thought exhibited, Maps include all three criteria Dwellings are somewhat sloppy and show little creativity, Maps are missing 1 of 3 components No Dwelling or Map is provided or shows lack of creativity Modernization (12 pts.) Both questions answered with in-depth explanation provided One or both questions are answered with lack of thought shown Neither question is answered, or very little information is given Presentation (9 pts.) Presentation is well organized and all tasks are completed Presentation shows lack of organization, not all tasks are complete No presentation is provided or is very unorganized Journal (19 pts.) All questions are answered and correct Not all questions are answered or correct Conclusion

21 Introduction Task Process Evaluation Conclusion Students’ Page Teacher’s Conclusion Your students have just finished their WebQuest. They now have experience working in groups and researching. They have also learned a lot more about two Native American Tribes found in Utah: the Ute Tribe and the Navajo Tribe. They were also able to think about things that are important to them and in their lives. The groups have constructed a Native American Tribe, surely something they will never forget. Finally, they were able to put some higher-level thinking skills to use in order to understand how modern life has affected their tribe.


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