I've never been interested in American Indians.
We're learning all about Laura Ingalls Wilder and her little house on the Kansas prairie.
Did you know they settled on Indian territory?
They didn't either.
Indian women were responsible for creating, transporting and caring for the teepees.
If a woman felt like divorcing her husband she just had to take his things out of the teepee!
Buffalo were a HUGE part of the Plains Indians lives.
They hunted them and used every part of the animal.
A peek inside a miniature teepee.
And this is the outside.
We've learned so much during our study and I'm utterly fascinated with Indians now. The girls are, too.
The museum had so much more than I anticipated.
We listened to recordings (looked like phones) throughout our visit.
I kept saying, "This is so cool!"
Not sure what her expression is all about.
I can only imagine what was done to earn all those feathers.
I was going to make all the pictures sepia but I wanted to show the vivid colors.
Indian Boyhood is a book that was recommended in our study.
It's the autobiographical account of a young Indian boy's life.
Like Little Tee Pee on the Prairie.
You should read it.
The colors are so true and lovely.
Created with rocks, flowers, animal bits and such.
No Hobby Lobby back then.:)
We're now studying malaria, quicksand, and wells, among other things.
Check it out here, if you like.;)