Quick Project: Eraser Clay totem:
Totems are symbols of Native American tribes and often feature wildlife
creatures known for specific traits.
610-1 Tag Bag: Treasured
items were often carried in animal skins bags. This bag also doubles
as a “memo” pad.
610-2 Wampum Necklace: The color of the beads symbolized different
things: White for health, peace and riches. Purple for sympathy and
sorrow. Dark purple was the most valuable. Wampum beads were also traded
610-3 Owner Stick: When Native American families gathered firewood
or food, they marked the pile they had collected with an owner stick
or possession stick.
610-4 Cork Painting: Native Americans developed many characteristic
designs which covered their homes and clothing. Cork reminds us of the
textured rawhide surfaces used in traditional Native American painting.
610-5 Navaho Hogan Box: The Navaho Hogan is an eight-sided structure
made of logs. The female Hogan is the family home where children are
raised. A smaller structure where men meet is the male Hogan. The door
of the Hogan always faces east to meet the rising sun.