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Pioneer/plains playthings

CCSD No. 2 students learn about Plains Indian and early pioneer toys in Elk Mountain


October 3, 2018

Mike Armstrong

Hanna Elementary students listen to one of the mentors about pioneer and native American culture on Sept. 5

Kay Grant has been educating students on life of the early pioneers and the Plains Indians culture for 13 years. She does this in a variety of ways, from using actual stone instruments used in day-to-day life to games and toys the children played with. She has a buffalo hide that has been on display for its tenth year and she has students scrape off a little hair with stone tools. About half the hair is left, which is amazing given how many years she has displayed it and allowed the scraping.

She has a large tipi students can enter and see how the Plains Indians lived inside. There are diff...

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