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Students take a Journey into American Indian Territory

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Academy Street Elementary School fourth graders took an in-school field trip into the Eastern Woodland regions of New York through attendance at the Journeys into American Indian Territory program. Through storytelling, song and dance, the viewing of cultural artifacts and hands-on activities, the students learned about Native American contributions to society, as well as the tribe’s tribal traditions and folklore.

Program teachers Marianne Chasen and Bob Vetter described how lacrosse was developed, the use of a cradle board for infants, how the Native Americans used hides for clothing and how some weaponry was developed. Student activities included grinding of corn, playing Indian games, participation in a clay workshop and learning about the tribe’s government.
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