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October Break Three Day Camp

Learn about Native American History through Storytelling, Games, Crafts, Activities and Music! K-12

Class Description

TALKING STICKS The Talking stick, used in many indigenous cultures, is an ancient and powerful “communication tool” that ensures a code of conduct of respect during meetings is followed. Learn more about this tradition and design and construct your own special talking stick. DREAM CATCHER The dream catcher is one of the most enduring and widespread symbols associated with Native American culture. It is meant to protect sleepers from bad dreams by “catching” them, while letting good dreams pass through. “BUFFALO HIDE" PAINTING Plains Native Peoples commemorated important events with painted images on tanned buffalo hides. The paintings depicted stories of family history, battles, and visions. In this session you will learn about some of the common symbols used on buffalo hides and make your own special painting. BASKET WEAVING Baskets were an important part of Native American life. Each basket was created for a specific purpose. Learn more about the value of basket weaving and weave a basket to take home. NATIVE AMERICAN GAMES Though games are usually played for fun and pleasure, Native American games also played a role in the education of children by helping them develop skills necessary to be successful adults. We will explore how to play some of the most popular Native American games and have fun while learning. BISON STEW Love cooking? In this session you will make a traditional Native American Stew. Bison was the most important food to many Native American peoples, and they developed many ways to cook it. One of the most common ways was to make it into a stew, with several root vegetables and broth. MEDICINE POUCHES We will make a medicine pouch like the Lakota Indians to store your treasures. A Native American medicine bag held many kinds of herbs, stones, and other items that were used for healing rituals. BEAR CLAW NECKLACES Many Native Americans believed that bears were able to heal their own wounds. A bear claw might be worn on a necklace to protect a warrior and offer him strength, represent bravery, and courage. NATIVE AMERICAN DRUMMING Rhythm and sound are undeniably crucial to every culture in the world. Native Americans have been using drums as part of their ceremonies for thousands of years. Tuesday Storyteller - Alma Evans Wednesday Storyteller - Alma Evans and Phylisa Attakai Weed Thursday Storyteller - Alma Evans Sponsor: Cedaredge Tire and Auto

  • Starts Oct 10
  • 30 US dollars
  • Grand Mesa Arts & Events Center

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