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Native American Ledger Art: Informational Video and Classroom Activity

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Social Studies +4 Age Levels Primary (5 to 8 years old), Elementary (9 to 12 years old), Middle School (13 to 15 years old)

In this collection, Educator Ramsey Weeks (Assiniboine, Lenape, and Hidatsa), from the National Museum of the American Indian, talks about Native American Ledger Art, and shares ideas for family and classroom "winter count" activities. The activities are suitable for English, art, history, and social studies classrooms.

The collection also includes information and resources about Winter Counts from the National Museum of the American Indian, the National Museum of Natural History, the National Anthropological Archives, the Smithsonian Institution Archives, the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, Smithsonian Libraries, and the Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access. 

Native American Ledger Art

Smithsonian Education

Lakota Winter Counts

Smithsonian Education

Lakota Winter Counts

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

The Flame winter count, 1887

National Anthropological Archives

Partial copy of American Horse winter count, 1877

National Anthropological Archives

Lakota Winter Counts

SI Center for Learning and Digital Access

Lakota Winter Counts

SI Center for Learning and Digital Access

Lone Dog's Winter Count

SI Center for Learning and Digital Access