My children are very young so I just emphasize that there is a diversity of beliefs among the various tribes. Whenever possible, I use the tribe names when looking at specific artifacts or images. The idea that natural objects possess power is fairly universal among traditional cultures but the specific practices vary widely.  Materials  felt  yarn and/or embroidery floss  beads  feathers (optional)  thick embroidery needle (these are blunt and big enough for little hands)

My children are very young so I just emphasize that there is a diversity of beliefs among the various tribes. Whenever possible, I use the tribe names when looking at specific artifacts or images. The idea that natural objects possess power is fairly universal among traditional cultures but the specific practices vary widely. Materials felt yarn and/or embroidery floss beads feathers (optional) thick embroidery needle (these are blunt and big enough for little hands)

Free US Native American Census Rolls Online 1885-1940 – While not searchable, the 692 rolls of the National Archives Publication M595 are now online for free. For the most part, these rolls dated after 1900 were done in alphabetical order and were typewritten – this should help make finding your ancestor much easier. http://www.accessgenealogy.com/native/free-us-indian-census-rolls.htm

Free US Native American Census Rolls Online 1885-1940 – While not searchable, the 692 rolls of the National Archives Publication M595 are now online for free. For the most part, these rolls dated after 1900 were done in alphabetical order and were typewritten – this should help make finding your ancestor much easier. http://www.accessgenealogy.com/native/free-us-indian-census-rolls.htm

Carapella has designed maps of Canada and the continental U.S. showing the original locations and names of Native American tribes. View the ...

Carapella has designed maps of Canada and the continental U.S. showing the original locations and names of Native American tribes. View the ...

This poster of Indian symbols would be great to use with a Native American writing activity. Students could use the symbols to write a message.

This poster of Indian symbols would be great to use with a Native American writing activity. Students could use the symbols to write a message.

Map of Native American Tribes. Tribes of the Indian Nation: Blackfoot, Crow, Paiute, Shoshone, Cheyenne, Sioux, Cree, Pawnee, Ute, Navajo, Apache, Shawnee, Cherokee, Choctaw, Seminole...                                                                                                                                                      More

Map of Native American Tribes. Tribes of the Indian Nation: Blackfoot, Crow, Paiute, Shoshone, Cheyenne, Sioux, Cree, Pawnee, Ute, Navajo, Apache, Shawnee, Cherokee, Choctaw, Seminole... More

Did you know the name "Texas" comes from a Caddoan Indian word? It is a Spanish corruption of the Caddo word Taysha, which means "friend."  Spanish explorers recorded it as Teyas or Tejas.

Did you know the name "Texas" comes from a Caddoan Indian word? It is a Spanish corruption of the Caddo word Taysha, which means "friend." Spanish explorers recorded it as Teyas or Tejas.

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