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Lesson Plans


Talking sticks

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rvoyles
Fri, 07 Jun 1996 19:23:44 -0500 (EST)


I am trying to find information about Native American talking sticks to
use as a springboard for a museum education workshop for elementary
teachers. I saw some in an Ojibwa (Chippewa) museum connected to a
restored voyageur fort (it was in or near Wisconsin). I have since
researched the subject but cannot find any information on these
artifacts. In my research I have looked at historical, anthropological,
and art indexes, databases and texts, but to no avail. The only reference to
anything like them that I found was the speaker staff made and used by
the Tlingit and other Pacific Northwestern Native American groups in
ceremonies such as the potlach. Does anyone have on this list know
anything about these objects? I would appreciate any information
or suggestions for finding information that you might have.
Thank you in advance,
Ruth Voyles
Art Educator
The Toledo Museum of Art
The University of Toledo