6-B Catlin Painting the Portrait of Mah-to-tah-pa --Mandan, 1861/1869


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Catlin Painting the Portrait of Mah-to-toh-pa - Mandan

National Gallery of Art: NGAkidsNational Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., Web site, NGA Kids, has dedicated numerous pages to Catlin’s life and art. Click on the top center image of Catlin’s American Indian portrait to enter. The activities include choosing an Indian name, face painting, and creating a headdress.
Campfire Stories with George CatlinSmithsonian Institution Web site, Campfire Stories with George Catlin, has extensive information organized by theme with lesson plans aligned to curriculum standards.
EDSITEment: Not 'Indians,' Many Tribes: Native American DiversityNational Endowment for the Humanities, EDSITEment, Not 'Indians,' Many Tribes: Native American Diversity, for Grades 3–5. Page explores different groups of American Indians and their cultures. Lessons incorporate original sources and map-reading.
EDSITEment: Life on the Great PlainsNational Endowment for the Humanities Web site, EDSITEment, Life on the Great Plains, for Grades 9–12, lets students explore the region of the Great Plains, learn about its culture, and the effects of Westward expansion.

Discovery Education Videos

Native Americans: People of the Plains: 26 min. video about the Crow, Arapaho, and the Sioux Indians. Follows a Sioux family to see what life was like on a normal day. Grades 3 to 5, History and Geography Standards. http://player.discoveryeducation.com/index.cfm?guidAssetId=17E3B0C5-364B-41A1-9EBA-8A0D10CAD694&blnFromSearch=1&productcode=US.

Native Americans:Contact and Conflict. This 27 min. video for grades 6-8 has a segment on tribes in the plains and talks about the forced migration of Native Americans. http://player.discoveryeducation.com/index.cfm?guidAssetId=2602E856-15D9-4965-81A2-EFD6AA6509A0&blnFromSearch=1&productcode=US

Homesteading: 70 Years on the Great Plains, 1862-1932. This is an 18 min. video about Westward Expansion and life on the homestead. Provides on-location video reenactments, archival footage, and historical photographs (primary sources). http://player.discoveryeducation.com/index.cfm?guidAssetId=17E3B0C5-364B-41A1-9EBA-8A0D10CAD694&blnFromSearch=1&productcode=US

Pioneer Spirit: Wagon Trails and the Oregon Trail. This 26 min. video its standards for grades 5-8 and examines history of the untaimed West including the Oregon Trail, Plains Indians, and legendary figures James Bridger and Kit Carson. http://player.discoveryeducation.com/index.cfm?guidAssetId=318039B2-BB4A-4631-B1E4-A32001A27A9B&blnFromSearch=1&productcode=US

American Geography Close-Ups: Midwest: Volume 02 (Hits history and geography standards for grades 3-5). This 20 min. video looks at the geography and history of the Midwest from Lewis and Clarke to the Oregon Trail and Native American tribes. http://player.discoveryeducation.com/index.cfm?guidAssetId=69CD452F-449D-42F5-9A2F-984E1DECEF53&blnFromSearch=1&productcode=US