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Students learn of the tools and resources needed for sustainability. The students should also begin to recognize the amount of energy and effort required for finding and making the tools necessary for survival.
Students will listen to eagle sounds, watch short videos showing a bald eagle soaring and how a mother eagle feeds her baby eaglet. Students will review the Penobscot story of “Gluscabi and the Wind Eagle” and will also learn basic facts about bald eagles and color pictures of bald eagles.
Introduce students to the topics of Removal and Relocation, Allotment and Assimilation, and Reorganization and Self-Government. Students will research the tribal land tenure history of their own tribe or of other tribes.
Continue the examination of the Dawes Act and the effect it had on Indian lands by exploring further how allotment continues to affect the Indian land base today. Students will understand the relevance of the Dawes Act and allotment today on many American Indian lands and why it is important for tribes to consolidate their landbases.
Students learn about the types of plants grown and gathered by the Ojibwe and Dakota tribes, as well as the various uses beyond just food for these plants.
The students will examine the Haudenosaunee‘s Great Law as an example of how principles inform and stregthen Indian goverment. They will explore consensus-building by participating in a simulation about a California land-use decision.
Students summarize and analyze tribal land recovery efforts of the Ojibwe and Dakota of Minnesota.