Thursday, June 26, 2014

I is for Indians

In 2003, when Emily was only three years old, and Katie, John, and Allison were 11, 13, and 15, we took a big trip out west, from Alabama to Montana, and into Canada, visiting all sorts of interesting sites along the way. Surprisingly, Emily remembers quite a bit from that trip! It’s been fun to incorporate her 3-year-old memories into the history she is learning as a middle-schooler.

Here we visited the Manitou Cliff Dwellings in Colorado, where the kids had fun climbing up into the homes built into the cliffs.

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Emily remembers being afraid to “dance with the Indians, so Katie had to go with her!”  (She’s the little bitty girl in the photo.)

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In Canada, watched a Blackfeet parade.

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…and a Buffalo dance. There was a fascinating museum (the Head Smashed In Buffalo Jump!) here where we learned all about how buffalo were hunted long ago.

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There’s nothing like hands-one learning and live demonstrations to bring learning to life!

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2 comments:

  1. Wow - your cliff dwelling pictures are really neat!

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  2. Love these pictures! When I was a kid, we visited Mesa Verde, which is a lot like the cliff dwellings you showed - so that brought back memories. So did the Blackfeet pictures - I am from Calgary, Alberta. Never been to the museum at Head Smashed In though.

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