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About This Suitcase


This suitcase is a resource for students to more deeply understand the history of their state and the peoples who once lived here. The work made by these Native artists varies as widely as the artists who make it and can be functional or decorative. Artwork can be used for daily life, ceremonial purposes, or to share information and educate the viewer. New Native American art is being made every day, using techniques ranging from traditional to contemporary. The goal of this suitcase is for students to explore Native American art by understanding the history that influenced it.

Sample Activities (all included)

  • Basket Weaving

  • Clay Pots

  • Creating Maps of Native American Regions

  • Rock Art


What You’ll Learn

  • Elements of Art

  • Principles of Design

  • Types of Art

  • Purposes of Art

  • Native American Art Vocabulary


What’s Inside

  • Lesson plans for activities

  • Materials for each activity

  • Information on significant artists

  • Books/Publications

  • Artist’s Works

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