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There's got to be some artists like Nan McNutt down south - Nan has taken
several basic Northwest Coast Indian artforms and turned them into great
story/design basics/activity books for elementary age kids. See her books
as samples that might form the basis for some southwest works of your own?
Her Button Blanket book is especially nice.
On 3 November, Bryce M. Downing wrote:
The native peoples of the Southwest have incorporated into their
cultures a great respect and love for the environment in which they live.
This is evident in their performance and creation of stories, rituals,
dances and, of course, artwork.
These same ideas can be shown to elementary school children. By
using the traditions of the Southwestern peoples as examples, we may also
be able to gain a similar respect for our environment. It is our goal to
create a lesson sequence which will allow children to experience and
understand these traditions, and, consequently, gain a greater respect for
the world in which they live.
If anyone has an idea, comment, or suggestion, please let us know.
Your help would be greatly appreciated.
The individuals in our group are: Lindsay Crelman, Anel Castro, Belia
Camacho and Bryce Downing.