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Lesson Plans

Little Big Horn

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Sandra Hildreth (shildret)
Sat, 27 Jan 1996 22:51:39 -0500

I teach a high school level Humanities course that is focused on American
Art and History, and we are beginning a unit on the activities and ethics
of the late 19th century Indian wars, specifically on the Battle of Little
Big Horn. I wish to make it very clear that our viewpoint is that it's
essential for our students (all students) to understand what our country
did to the Native peoples for the sake of progress. They need to know the
truth. We can't change it, but we can do a better job of educating people
so that we don't continue to discriminate and decimate the Native

Our students will be doing a research project on Custer and the great Sioux
and Cheyenne chiefs of Little Big Horn. Are there any educators out there
who would be interested in helping our students do some Internet research?
Perhaps a teacher who would help set something up where his or her
students, preferably of Sioux or Cheyenne background, would answer
questions from my students? I'm open to suggestions. Are there any museum
or national park links we could make for research?

Hope to hear from someone. Thanks.
Sandy Hildreth
Madrid-Waddington Central School
Madrid, NY