Cherokee. The Cherokee syllabary was invented by a member of the Cherokee nation named Sequoya around 1821. Sequoyah simply took the shape of some English letters and assigned new syllabic values to them. The other signs do not resemble any English letter, and therefore were likely invented by Sequoya. Location: Americas > North America. Time:1821 CE to Present. Direction: Left to Right.

Cherokee. The Cherokee syllabary was invented by a member of the Cherokee nation named Sequoya around 1821. Sequoyah simply took the shape of some English letters and assigned new syllabic values to them. The other signs do not resemble any English letter, and therefore were likely invented by Sequoya. Location: Americas > North America. Time:1821 CE to Present. Direction: Left to Right.

Studio profile of Louie, Sitting Bull's son. Hunkpapa Sioux, wearing a war bonnet. Photograph by D. F. Barry, 188?. The pronunciation of Hunkpapa is something like: Hunk - par - per.

Studio profile of Louie, Sitting Bull's son. Hunkpapa Sioux, wearing a war bonnet. Photograph by D. F. Barry, 188?. The pronunciation of Hunkpapa is something like: Hunk - par - per.

Native American Nations. Many have "break off" Tribes. Example~ the Apache have > the White Mountain Apache, the Muscalero  Apache, the Lipan Apache, etc.

Native American Nations. Many have "break off" Tribes. Example~ the Apache have > the White Mountain Apache, the Muscalero Apache, the Lipan Apache, etc.

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.

Aaron Carapella has pinpointed the locations and original names of hundreds of American Indian nations before their first contact with Europeans.

The Map Of Native American Tribes You've Never Seen Before

Aaron Carapella has pinpointed the locations and original names of hundreds of American Indian nations before their first contact with Europeans.

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)

Native American Indian Medicine Bag for Kids

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)

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

List and maps of Native American tribes

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

This map of Mexico features both the original and commonly known names of some indigenous nations. View the full map (PDF).

The Map Of Native American Tribes You've Never Seen Before

This map of Mexico features both the original and commonly known names of some indigenous nations. View the full map (PDF).

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