Thursday, June 30, 2011

I is for Indian History

This week my A B See Photo Meme is I! I is for Indian History! This photo was taken at the annual Mothers Day Indian Festival.

America Indian history is such an important part of US History especially since Indians and Tribes still exist today. There were and still are hundreds of tribes in the US and almost every state has Indian history. Take the kids on a field trip to learn about American Indian history. Here in GA we have the Trail of Tears, Chieftains Trail, several Indian Mound sites, museums (like Funk Heritage Center) and more.

I found this great quote on Wikipedia which pretty much says it all:
American Indians have played a central role in shaping the history of the nation, and they are deeply woven into the social fabric of much of American life.... During the last three decades of the twentieth century, scholars of ethnohistory, of the "new Indian history," and of Native American studies forcefully demonstrated that to understand American history and the American experience, one must include American Indians.
—Robbie Ethridge, Creek Country.[63]

Here are some great resources to assist you with Indian lessons:

10 Little Indians - Flannel Board Set - .70 on sale - Ingles 360
History Scribe North American Indians - Unit study on different types of tribes in North America - $1.50 on Sale - Westvon Publishing CurrClick
Pioneers - Unit study on Oregon Trail includes information about North American Indians - $10.95 - Amanda Bennett - Crafts, music, poems, photos, e-books - Free - Information on tribes including homes, clothes, food, locations and more - Free PDF

Wado (Thank you, in the Cherokee language)!

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