Mini-collections bring the museum to your classroom.
Large kits include a teacher's guide, specimens, and five fun activities for learning.
|Fee:||$35.00/week + return shipping|
|Rental duration:||1 week|
Summary of Contents
ACTIVITY ONE - THE SACRED LEGEND, MYTH AND TRICKSTER TALES
Children learn storytelling as a means of recording history.
Monkey and the Wolves
How the Omahas Got the Corn
Orphan Boy, Monkey, the Red Bird, and His Wife
Little Girl and Her Grandma
The Fox and the Turkeys
9 Omaha Title V Stories (booklets)
The Middle Five
Native American Doctor
The Book of the Omaha
Mounted print: The Cradleboard
ACTIVITY TWO - ART
Students create their own Omaha style art.
Omaha Art and Rock Art Activity Cards (1 two-sided sheet)
Box specimen: Leather pouch
Box specimen: Beads
Box specimen: Porcupine quills
Box specimen: Animal hip bone brush
Buffalo hide patch
Envelope Specimen: Cottonwood plant
15 Slides: Omaha and Euro-American art and artifacts
Script for the slides
5 Mounted prints
ACTIVITY THREE - SONGS
Students will learn the role of song in Omaha tradition.
Audio tape: 19 Omaha Songs
Audio tape and book: Omaha Indian Music
Songs: O'Po of the Omaha (2)
The Raccoons and the Crabs
How Rabbit Captured the Turkeys
Book: O'Po of the Omaha
Video: Dancing to Give Thanks (in He'dewaci Activity)
Mounted print: Recording Omaha Music
ACTIVITY FOUR - HE'DEWACI (POW WOW)
Students will view an Omaha pow wow on video and make their own pow wow costumes.
Omaha Art Activity Cards
Clothing of Men and Boys Activity Card
Clothing of Women and Girls Activity Card
Fry Bread Experience Activity Card
Video: Dancing to Give Thanks
Tape: 19 Omaha Songs
Box specimen: Bells
Box specimen: Jingles
Box specimen: Porcupine Quills (in Art Activity Packet)
Box specimen: Leather Pouch (in Art Activity Packet)
Box specimen: Beads (in Art Activity Packet)
Envelope specimen: Turkey Feather
Costume items (in large box): Shirt, shawl and moccasins
Mounted print: Shirt and Leggings
ACTIVITY FIVE - PLUM PIT GAME
Students make and play the Omaha Plum Pit Game.
Plum Pit Game Activity Card
Envelope Specimen: 100 Grass counting sticks
Envelope specimen: Plum flowers
Envelope specimen: Smooth Brome Grass
Box specimen: 5 Pumpkin seed "plum pits"
Mounted print: Bellevue Agency