ERIC Number: ED439047
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Knife River Indian Villages National Historic Site: Teacher's Guide.
National Park Service (Dept. of Interior), Washington, DC. National Register of Historic Places.
This guide provides history and social studies teachers, at all grade levels, with information and activities about the American Indians of the Northern Plains who lived in the area of the Knife River where it enters the Missouri River. Located in what is now North Dakota, this area is the Knife River Indian Villages National Historic Site. The Knife River Indian Villages National Historic Site, established by Congress in 1974, was once the homeland of the Hidatsa and Mandan Indians. The most famous visitors to the site were Meriwether Lewis and William Clark during their 1804-1805 winter encampment at Fort Mandan (North Dakota). The area contains archaeological sites, including the remains of three villages that once were occupied by several thousand people, areas where small groups camped for short periods of time, trails, burial sites, and many different activity areas. The guide is divided into the following units: (1) History; (2) Subsistence; (3) Housing and Transportation; (4) Arts, Crafts and Clothing; and (5) Games and Recreation. Each unit provides background information, questions for classroom discussion, and suggested activities. The guide also offers 23 illustrations and 5 maps; a list of suggested items for a trunk collection; a 25-item selected bibliography; a quiz; and a second quiz with answers. (BT)
Descriptors: American Indian Culture, American Indians, Built Environment, Elementary Secondary Education, Heritage Education, Historic Sites, Material Culture, Primary Sources, Social Studies, United States History
Knife River Indian Villages National Historic Site, P.O. Box 9, Stanton, ND 58571-0009. Tel: 701-745-3309. For full text: http://www.nps.gov/knri/teach/index.htm.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: National Park Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Park Service (Dept. of Interior), Washington, DC. National Register of Historic Places.