Let us help you to explore life on the Plains “then and now.” Your students will gain an understanding of the importance of the American buffalo, or bison, to the survival of the early Native people of the Plains. Students can touch real buffalo fur, hoofs, and tools made of buffalo bone, and make and try a snack of pemmican. Students will learn about cultural changes brought by the reservation system, examine the beautiful beadwork of Plains women, and study how the Plains people today incorporate early traditions into their contemporary lives.


“The Activities match curriculum and frameworks in an enjoyable educational atmosphere. You have a great program which is age appropriate with a variety of informational activities and engaging, hands-on learning was encouraged.”
— 1st grade teacher, Hoyle School, Swansea, MA

K-12 Curriculum Standards/Frameworks:
Rhode Island:
Civics & Government: C&G5(K-8)-2
Historical Perspectives: HP1(K-8)-1; HP2(5-8)-2; HP2(K-8)-3; HP3(5-6)-1; HP3(K-8)-2
Engineering and Technology: ET1.1(K-8); ET1.2(K-4)
Visual Art and Design: VAD2(K-8)-1; VAD3(5-8)-2
Dance: D2(K-8)-1


Social Science (Gr. 3): 3.2., 4.15A
Economics (Gr. 4): 6&7, 4.11, 4.15E; (Gr. 5): 5.6
Arts (K-4): Dance: 1.3, 1.6, 1.7, 4.1, 5.1.
Science and Technology (K-2): Life Sciences: 1, 6, 8;
Technology/Engineering: 1.1, 1.2, 2.1, 2.2
Science and Technology (3-5): Life Sciences: 8&10;
Technology/Engineering: 2.1

Free Lesson Plans!  Click here for free curriculum materials to complement your study of the peoples of the Plains