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Oglala Lakota (Sioux): a federally recognized tribe whose homelands were in South Dakota, many tribal members currently live on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota

Racism: when someone is treated differently due to their race, ethnicity, nationality, or color

Powwow: a Native American ceremony involving singing, dancing, food, and celebrating traditions

Native Americans: most often native peoples of the United States but can also include the Americas more broadly

Indigenous: native to a particular region, earliest known inhabitants of a place

Crazy Horse (c.1840-1877), a respected war leader of the Oglala Lakota, fought against the U.S. government in an effort to preserve the traditions and values of the Lakota way of life. He is most known for his participation in the Battle of Little Bighorn in June 1876 in Montana.

Red Cloud (1822-1909), an Oglala chief, was a respected warrior and statesman. From 1866 to 1868, he successfully led the fight to close off the Bozeman Trail, which passed through prime buffalo hunting grounds.

Issei:  a person who was born in Japan and immigrated to the United States

Nisei: a person born in the US whose parents immigrated from Japan

Sansei: a person born in the US whose grandparents immigrated from Japan

Internment Camp: a prison camp for the confinement of people viewed as a threat during wartime

Grammar school: another term for elementary school

Quakers: a religious group devoted to peaceful principles

Barrack: a temporary building used to house a specific group of people, often a group of soldiers.

Ms. Jenn’s List search terms:

Round Dance, (Wo)Men’s Fancy, (Wo)Men’s Traditional, Men’s Grass, Men’s Chicken Dance, Women’s Jingle, Hand Drum Songs, Hoop Dance, Round Dance Songs, 1491’s, Pow-wow’s, Denver March, Gathering of Nations, Tonia Jo Hall, Charlie Hill, Eastern Shoshone Indian Days, 


Native Artists: Holy Bear sisters (Rhonda and Charlene) mixed media beadwork, James Luna installation art, Juanita Growing Thunder beadwork, Vanessa Jennings beadwork, Emil Her Many Horses mixed media beadwork, Arthur Amiotte mixed media, Jhon Goes in Center Plains silversmith, T.C. Cannon painter, Wendy Red Star visual/installation art, Kevin Pourier buffalo horn spoons

Musicians: A Tribe Called Red, Northern Cree, North Bear, Southern Cree, The Boyz, Midnight Express, Crazy Horse Singers, A. Paul Ortega, Witko Cliff,  Prolific the Rapper, Drezus, Frank Waln, Nataanii Means, SupaMan, Red Bone, The Bearhead Sisters

Authors/Poets: Joseph Marshall, III, Tom Tingle, Joseph Bruchac, Louise Erdrich, N. Scott Momaday, Simon J. Ortiz, Joy Harjo, Ray A. Young Bear, Roberta Hill Whiteman, Dr. Joseph Medicine Crow (Counting Coup)

Culturally Appropriate Literature Resources:

Ms Jenn’s favorite book: Keep Going, The Art of Perseverance, Joseph Marshall, III

Make Some Peppermint Tea!

Buffalo Curriculum Padlet

Diverse Cultures of the Northern Plains Indian People

The Northern Plains Indian peoples have diverse cultures from tribe to tribe. This engaging and interactive curriculum resource will take you on a journey using primary sources, oral histories, and content as you learn about these cultures in both the past and present.

Diverse Cultures of the Northern Plains Indian People Resource

Rocky Boy Powwow Grand Entry, Montana, 2005

Kids Interview Shokichi Tokita about His Experience in a Japanese Internment Camp in Idaho–Video

Heart Mountain Teacher Resources Padlet