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North Pacific Coast Weaving Traditions

<p>This collection explores plaited and twined woven objects from the North Pacific Coast. A link to the website "Woven Together" introduces students to the Nuu-chah-nulth community and language. Simple step-by-step illustrations using easily accessible materials allow students to learn plaiting and twining techniques.</p> <p>Two videos at the end introduce the classroom to master weavers and sisters, Teri Rofkar and Shelly Laws.  They explain the twining technique with examples of their work, including Chilkat woven blankets. </p>
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Do symbols mean the same thing in every culture?

<p></p> <p>Plains Native people have always depicted star images on their clothing, tipis, and containers. </p> <p>Formative Task: In a class discussion list three ways Western cultures think about stars. Use this collection to discover what stars mean to the Lakota and other Native people. </p> <p>Summative Performance Task: Use the star quilt pattern to create a symbolic quilt that represents your school. </p> <p><br /></p>
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National History Day 2018 - Compromise After Conflict

<p>How has compromise been used to end ongoing conflict?  U.S. History sample topics for National History Day 2018 includes an overview about treaties from the exhibition "Nation to Nation: Treaties between the United States and American Indian Nations",  "The Canandaigua Treaty of 1794", and "The Indian Removal Act of 1830".  Use the objects, videos, and online lessons in this collection to help inform your National History Day project.</p> <p>#NHD2018 #NHD</p>
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