Native Indians of North America
The Native American Indians are studied in the Autumn Term of Year 8. We focus on two main culture areas: The North West Coast Indians such as the Kwakiutl and Haida, and the Indians of the Plains such as the Lakota Sioux and the Cheyenne.
The Native Peoples of North America have a history rich in legend and culture, which still survives today despite the actions of the US Government.
page you will find links to sites to help you with your research.
You can visit Virtual Museums and see primary artifacts, as well as
sites created by experts on the topic.
The Indians of the Plains are possibly the most well-known of all the culture areas because of the Hollywood movies. However not many people know that before the European invaders introduced the horse to North America, the Plains peoples lived in a settled, agricultural lifestyle.
North West Coast
My favourite site is Haida - Spirits of the Sea, a lovely looking site from Canada. This site is a colourful insight into the life of the 'Fishing Indians'. Next, take a virtual tour of Haida and Tsimshian life at The Grand Hall and see what the houses were like.
The Buffalo -
Visit this page to see some Indian homes
We often get requests from pupils and parents about where can the textbook be bought.
We use these books:
Fiona Reynoldson, Paul Shuter