BRAND NEW INTERACTIVE 360 ONLINE ADVENTURE! Come explore the alpine habitat of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem using this engaging interactive! Learn about this special habitat and the amazing animals that live there with 360 photos, immersive videos, activities and content. This resource is perfect for students, teachers, and families! And, teachers—all content is standards and inquiry based […]
Clues for Your Classrooms: Resources for Students and Teachers
Looking for resources, lessons, activities, and fun facts to use in your classroom? Look no further. These blog posts are perfect for students and teachers to use as enrichment throughout the year.
Each year the Buffalo Bill Center of the West partners with 5th grade teachers and students from Westside Elementary in Powell, WY. This past May, students visited the Center on a field trip to learn about the geology and biodiversity of Yellowstone National Park. Then a couple weeks later they headed into Yellowstone for a […]
Celebrating local students can make lifelong impacts that encourage skill building, problem solving, and creativity, while igniting a spark that could impact them for years to come. Last summer the Buffalo Bill Center of the West’s Interpretive Education Department and the Draper Natural History Museum partnered with Westside Elementary in Powell, WY to celebrate their fifth graders’ exhibits and virtual interpretations of Yellowstone National Park. We continued this two-year tradition celebrating and […]
In this third part of the series of blogs on Plains weaponry, I will talk about lances… Read part 1 Read part 2 The lance—wahúkeza—is another weapon commonly used on the plains. Like the bow, it is used both in hunting buffalo and in combat. The shafts can be constructed from various kinds of wood, […]
In this second part of the series of blogs on Plains weaponry, I will introduce the stone-headed war club. Read part 1 Read part 3 There are many types of clubs, hatchets, tomahawks, etc. used across the Americas. On the Plains, however, we developed a particular style of stone club that is both distinctive and […]
In a series of blogs on men’s weaponry on the plains, I will discuss several different weapons, beginning with perhaps the most well-known: the bow and arrow. Read part 2 Read part 3 For the Nakoda, like most Plains Nations, the bow, idazipa, and the arrow, wohiŋkpe, are indispensable weapons. Their origins are sacred, as the use […]