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Plains Indian Cultures: Yesterday and Today

Celebrate Plains Indian art, language, and traditions

Join our educators journeying from past to present, as they share the vibrant cultures of Plains Indian tribes. This virtual field trip will focus on how northern Plains Indian people’s resiliency and grit have endured and flourished in the face of adversity throughout their history. Students will learn about the traditions and cultures of these tribes’ past and how many of these endure and are celebrated today through art, powwow, family, language, and other important components of their cultures. This virtual field trip is interdisciplinary, meeting Common Core Standards, as well as national standards in social studies, history, and art.

*This virtual field trip compliments our “The Stories and Culture of Plains Indians and Buffalo” virtual filed trip.

Suggested pre-lesson activity

Additional resources

YouTube videos

Plains Indian Cultures: Yesterday and Today

Grade Level: 4–12

Length: 30–45 minutes

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