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Journeys into American Indian Territory

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After a study of native Americans, fourth grade students at Sylvan Avenue School acquired a deeper understanding of Native American culture through an in-house field trip called Journeys into American Indian Territory. Through storytelling, cultural artifacts and hands-on activities, cultural anthropologist Bob Vetter delved into the life and culture of the Native American Eastern Woodland Tribes of the Long Island region, allowing students to understand how native Americans contributed to the world.

In addition to learning how the native Americans hunted, skinned their prey, dressed, and prepared meals, they learned that both men and women played integral roles in keeping their tribes thriving. They also learned that native Americans respected the environment and never wasted anything.

The students also explored the artifacts in the museum, felt various animal skins, drilled holes with sharp wooden sticks and grinded corn.

Date Added: 10/27/2022
Bayport-Blue Point Eagle