Activity Starters: Native American Studies is an animated video series on SDPB.org.
The story of how the Dakota, Nakota, and Lakota followed the great bison herds.
Wojapi, frybread, and Timpsila Recipes
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Timpisila is a root plant that has wound itself through Lakota history, lore and family recipes. Chef MJ Adams creates a vegetable soup that showcases the breadroot.Read More
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Mavis Two Bulls makes fry bread to share with friends, family and to sell at a Spearfish Farmer's Market stand. Two Bulls graciously shares with us how she makes fry bread and shares a small recipe that a family might enjoy and a large recipe that might be made for a party.Read More
Videos, Interactives, Lesson Plans, and More
Traditional use of Tatanka (buffalo) (On PBS Learning Media) is a PowerPoint series developed by Badlands National Park and South Dakota Public Broadcasting. The PowerPoint series includes a brief history of buffalo in South Dakota. Also, there are photos of buffalo parts, like a buffalo hide and tail. Your students are encouraged to guess the traditional use of the buffalo part and its location on the buffalo. Related program - The Badlands: Nature's Time Capsule
PBS Learning Media (search) - Example resources below:
Video Clip - Boarding Schools
Video and Activities - Native Voices (Oral Tradition)
Video - Native American Boomtown (oil)
Video - Kevin Locke
Video Interview - Indian Reorganization Act, Treaties, Etc.
Bridging the Gap: Native American Education Due to cultural differences and socio-economic conditions, the challenges facing Native American students are many. This video/teaching tool offers insight into the problems and possible solutions for educators of Native American young people. (Facilitator's Guide/ View Online - View using Explorer Browser)
Lakota Land (View using Explorer Browser) Stories of the Pine Ridge Reservation, Oglala Lakota College
Lost Bird of Wounded Knee Late in the 19th century, a Lakota child survived a massacre and was adopted by a prominent white couple, only to endure racism, abuse and poverty. Her story is told in Lost Bird Of Wounded Knee based on the acclaimed book by Renee Sansom Flood. (Download Video - View using Explorer Browser)
The Lakota Berenstain Bears (View using Explorer Browser) Watch online, activities and more.
Oceti Sakowin: The People of the Seven Council Fires SDPB Television and Learning Services presents The People of the Seven Council Fires. Their story in their words. Plus a teaching tool for Native American students. (Download Video - View using Explorer Browser)
The Spirit of the Dance: Wacipi (View using Explorer Browser) Native American culture, history and dance come alive in this original SDPB TV production.
The Tribes of Dakota (Listen using Explorer Browser) This radio documentary examines subjects like treaty rights, cultural survival, poverty, respect for the elders, the role of women, urban life, casinos, and the future.
We Shall Remain on PBS LM (Interview - Anne J. Whipple from the Crow Creek Sioux Tribe)
Winter Count A winter count is a pictographic record of historical/memorable events for a tiospaye (community). The winter count, used by many Plains Indians, was a method of preserving history. Important events were recorded for future generations.
Circle of Stories Independent Lens: Circle of Stories uses documentary film, photography, artwork and music to honor and explore Native American storytelling. (Click "Launch Stories" to view interactive) Teachers Guide
Where Words Touch the Earth Students from American Indian Tribal Colleges interview Elders, other students, and community members to provide a Native American perspective on climate change and its effects on their communities.
Now PlayingLakota Horse Song
Lakota Horse Song
Standing Bear's Footsteps
How Native American imagery shapes our culture
Urban Rez: How do Native Americans maintain their culture in a dominant society?
Playing for the World: A unique look at a Native American female basketball team.
Kind Hearted Woman (Part 1)
Kind Hearted Woman (Part 2)
What Was Ours
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