Native Indians

This series of activities is offered in November. Large groups are divided into two or four groups, otherwise the class does each activity as a whole. Time frame for this series is about 1 1/2 hours.

The Native Indian series of activities was inspired by the idea of the time of the year for Thanksgiving and the desire to inform students about how Indians native to Alabama would have lived. During the Herb Walk and Talk students are shown plants native to Alabama that the Indians used in everyday life like boiling sap from pine trees and using it as an antiseptic wash for acne and a deodorant, or just the sap as chewing gum, or chewing parsley as a breath freshener.

Activity One: Herb Walk and Talk
Activity Two: Lore and Learning
Activity Three: The Stalking Game
Activity Four: Turkey Craft

 

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