The Life of American Indians By: MIKAYLA BERG

INTRODUCTION

We have been learning about the Powhatan, Lakota, and Pueblo Indians over the past few weeks. We have specifically focused on their history and geography. We have also included things like their economy and civic duties within their tribe. Now it is your turn to compile all the information you have learned and present it for the class!

TASK

IN THIS ASSIGNMENT, YOU WILL BE ASSIGNED TO GROUPS OF FIVE. WITHIN YOUR GROUP, YOU MUST RESEARCH YOUR ASSIGNED INDIAN TRIBE GIVEN IN CLASS AND PREPARE A BLOG POST ON YOUR ASSIGNED TRIBE.

PROCESS

1. Get together with your group and research your assigned Indian Tribe.

2. Find out where they lived, what their living conditions were like, what they ate, how their tribe was run, and what they wore.

3. Create a blog with your group. Pretend as if you are one of the Indians that lived in that area. Write about everything you do and experience every single day. We will share our blogs with the rest of the class on Friday!

CONCLUSION

Once you have created your blog. Find out what the attire of your tribe would be like. After you have researched their attire, come up with a costume that you can wear to represent your tribe. At class on Friday, you will share your blog with the rest of the class. Extra points for creativity and dressing like your tribe!

EVALUATION

This assignment is worth 50 points and will be graded according to the following rubric:

  • Blog included where they lived (10 points)
  • Blog included what living conditions were like (10 points)
  • Blog included what they ate (5 points)
  • Blog included how their tribe was run (5 points)
  • Blog included what they wore (5 points)
  • Dressed up like tribe for presentation (1 point/person)
  • Blog was clear and creative (5 points)
  • Presentation was clear and creative (5 points)

Great Work Team!

Credits:

Created with images by bimbatoe - "wigwam tepee tipi" • Boston Public Library - "Attendees of the 1898 Indian Congress [Afraid of Eagle, Sioux]" • PublicDomainPictures - "totem pole faces" • Boston Public Library - "Attendees of the 1898 Indian Congress [Yellow Feather, Maricopa]" • Boston Public Library - "Attendees of the 1898 Indian Congress [Yellow Magpie (Araphahoe)]" • Boston Public Library - "Howard Frost, Interp., Omahas" • ArtsyBee - "historical vintage sioux" • L. Richard Martin, Jr. - "Eagle Point on Hualapai American Indian Reservation" • USDAgov - "20131118-OC-RBN-0987" • Tekniska museet - "Navajo Indian" • Boston Public Library - "Attendees of the 1898 Indian Congress [Two Little Braves, Sac & Fox]"

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