Brown University’s Hafenrefer Museum o Anthropology welcomes you to our program,
Beyond Coybows and Indians
: Where We Bring the Museum to You!
The Haenreer Museum collects and maintains over 00,000 artiacts o human cultures rom aroundthe world. We have oered experiential educational programs to the public or over thirty years. Throughhands-on object-based activities and inquiry-based teaching, our programs educate students and teachersabout people and cultures worldwide. Through our Culture CaraVan program, we deliver the world’scultures with objects rom our amous collections right to your classroom!
About These Materials
The ollowing curricular materials have been developed in cooperative consultation with HaenreerMuseum sta, and past and present Native American students at Brown rom a variety o majors andtribal aliations. The materials recognize and enorce the importance o providing teachers and studentswith appropriate background inormation, project and activity suggestions, and resource materials relatedto Native peoples. Content ocuses on American Indian groups rom the Northern Great Plains region, andspecically on the tribal groups known as the “Sioux” and their social, political and cultural experiencesrom the era o treaty-making with the United States government to today.These materials will be urther developed with educators who have visited the museum with theirstudents, and with American Indian educators working in tribal and non-tribal settings — suggestionsregarding educational content and cultural perspective are welcomed. The current version ocuses oninterdisciplinary learning and provides some links with curriculum standards used in Rhode Island andMassachusetts. Presented in a personal narrative style, based on the lie and amily o Jennier EdwardsWeston, a young Lakota woman and member o the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, and recent graduate o Brown University –the unit emphasizes contemporary Lakota lie, highlighting cultural, educational andpolitical experiences.This curriculum is ocused almost entirely on the present. Brie mention is made o earlier periods inLakota history, such as the early Reservation period (late 00s) and the ederal treaty-making andremoval policies (early to mid-00s). Setting the narrative in the present helps students visualize Indianpeoples and cultures as contemporaries o modern American lie. Suggested activities, vocabulary and abibliography accompany the unit. We hope these materials help you to reinorce the positive imaging o American Indians, and to teach your students that Native peoples continue to live and thrive incontemporary American society.
Vocabulary words are in bold and a listing can be ound on page 39.