Folklife Resources for Educators
Materials Related to Gros Ventre Indians
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Folklife in the Classroom
by Montana Arts Council
Activities, lesson plans, and background about Montana folk arts and artists. Activities include the topics of "Cowboy Music & Poetry," "Documenting Traditions," "Indian Rawhide Drum Making," and "Quilting Traditions." Site also includes lesson plans, activities, and posters related to individual Montana traditional artists. The artists represent Blackfeet Indian beadwork, knifemaking, wood artistry, and traditional rawhide work from the White Clay People (Gros Ventre) tradition. Each lesson plan is in a 5 p. PDF format. Lesson plans are correlated to Montana Standards for Arts.
|Grade Level: 3-5; 6-8; 9-12
||Curriculum: Music; Language Arts; History and Social Studies; Art and Culture
|Resource Type: Lesson plans; Activities; Posters
|Subjects: Gros Ventre Indians; Blackfeet Indians; Drum making; Knife making; Hides and skins; Beadwork; Cowboys--Poetry; Quilting; Folklore--Fieldwork; Montana--Social life and customs; Folk art; Folk artists; Cowboys--Songs and music; Music; Musical instruments; Indians of North America; Decorative arts; Needlework
Geographic locations: Montana
Montana Arts Council
830 N Warren Street
Helena MT 59620