Buffalo Bill Center of the West logo
Firearms Records Facility Rentals Raptor Experience Blog Posts Careers Internships Car Raffle About Us Business Directory Contact us F.A.Q.s
Get Tickets Museums Plan Your Trip Events Experiences School Programs Research Facility Rentals Store Membership Donate Firearms Records Car Raffle Blog Posts Employment About Us Contact Us F.A.Q.s

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 4th grade and above 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 lesson is a good follow-up to our Plains Indians and the Buffalo lesson.

Suggested pre-lesson activity

Additional resources

YouTube videos

Plains Indian Cultures: Yesterday and Today
Grade Level: 4–12
Length: 45 minutes (35 of instruction & 5–10 for questions)
Learning Objectives:
BUFFALO BILL CENTER OF THE WEST ◦ 720 Sheridan Avenue ◦ Cody, WY 82414 ◦ 307-587-4771Contact Us
+ +