Native American Lore

Social Studies

Students will research one aspect of Great Plains Indian life, then prepare and present a report to the class.

What You Need

What to Do

  1. Form your class into small groups. Ask each group to research one aspect of Great Plains Indian life, such as customs, tools and weapons, food, or art.
  2. Have each group prepare a report on their findings, including illustrations when possible. Ask each group to present its report to the class.

Internet Resources

The Lakota of the Plains
This Web site tells you about the Lakota Sioux and their life on the Great Plains.
http://www.carnegiemuseums.org/cmnh/exhibits/north-south-east-west/lakota/index.html

The Plains Indians
Here you will find information about the Indians of the Great Plains and their food, housing, and religious customs.
http://inkido.indiana.edu/w310work/romac/plains.html