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Native Americans: Arkansas Tribes Discuss this eTheme.

These sites provide information about Native Americans in Arkansas. The topics include location, history, and cultures of the tribes in Arkansas and how tribes lived and survived in Arkansas. Includes timelines, a lesson plan, virtual environment, games, and pictures. There are also links to eThemes resources on Native Americans: Origins, Native American Culture, and Native Americans: Lifestyles, Native Americans: Osage Tribe, and Native Americans: Choctaw.

Grades

  • 5,
  • 6,
  • 7

Links

Click on the names on a map and a menu to find brief ethnographic sketches of each Indian community in Arkansas.
View a numbers of potteries made by Native Americans living in the territory that would become Arkansas.
Learn about the Native Americans who lived in Arkansas in this comprehensive online encyclopedia article.
In 17-page pdf, learn about information of Arkansas Indians including where they lived, what they did for a living, roles of men and females, and their life styles. Includes information on Indian mounds and a timeline.
A six-page pdf has games that go along with the Indian tribes of Arkansas.
Use a menu on the right to navigate the site and read history of Chickasaw including boundaries, the great seal, the flag, and more.
Here is an article about the history of the Chickasaws and their forced removal during the 1830s. Includes illustrations.
Learn about how and why the ancestors of Native Americans came to the Americas. There is information about several theories, including theories as to why some modern day Native Americans think their ancestors migrated to America. Includes a link to an eTheme resource on Native American culture and another on Mound Builders.
These sites focus on Native American lifestyles and how they lived in early days. Learn about values, norms, cultures, traditions, and customs of Native American Indians and how those things affected their lifestyles. Includes pictures, games, lesson plans, and worksheets. There are links to eThemes resources on Native American Culture, Pocahontas, the Wampanoag Indians, and Native Americans: Mound Builders.
Learn more about the cultures of various Native American tribes. Some sites emphasize that these are "live" cultures because there are more than a million American Indians living today. Watch videos of a powwow, read biographies of famous Native Americans, and view paintings and photographs. Includes population statistics on the largest tribes and information about the controversy over the use of Native Americans as school mascots.
Learn about the culture, clothing, and customs of the Osage Indians. View photographs and read primary documents that describe this tribe. Includes a Missouri Heritage video.
Learn the history of the Choctaw Indians, their location, their journey on the Trail of Tears, and their culture. Sites include images, maps, and audio files. Included are links to eThemes resources on Native American culture and lifestyles.

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