Native American History Week!

This week we will be exploring Native American History. How many of you are familiar with any Native American History? Let's take a moment to share.

Native Americans, or also known as American Indians or First Nations People are Indigenous people. This is just a word that means that the Native American people were the first culture to live in a certain place.

Native Americans also belong to different tribes. In America during the colonial days, the five civilized tribes were the Cherokee, Chickasaw, Choctaw, Creek and Seminole. Today, we have 2 million Native Americans that live in The U.S., but it is important that we do not generalize them into one group. Each Native American belongs to a certain tribe, and each tribe follows their own customs. For example, the clothes they wear, the food they eat, the houses they live in, and so on, may be different depending on what tribe they belong to.

Moving on, how many of you know what a dream catcher is? A dream catcher is a tradition among the Native Americans. It was made to keep away the bad dreams, and only allow themselves to have good dreams.

Here is a link where we can explore a dream catcher, and analyze our last dream: dreamcatcher

After we explore that, we can click on the next link for other fun Native American games and toys.

I hope you all enjoyed learning about some Native American History, and enjoy the rest of your week!