As your students do interviews with elders in your community, you
might try a connection with New York Fish and Game or other
environmental organizations to come up with one or more projects that
somehow help restore or celebrate what they discover.
One example is to look at traditional hunting, fishing, camping,
skiing, trapping, spring water trapping, sugaring, apple growing,
Then, have the kids work with older people to learn some ways to
fish, restore a local stream or wetland, bottle some great spring
water, make some cider, or grow some organic crop.
All the while, their "art" helps chronicle all this as they blend
the historical photos, stories, and other pieces of the past with their
own interpretive works of art.
You are lucky to have a master like Remington to work with in
helping to interpret the past. Contact also Joe Bruchak or Greenfield
Review Press, PO Box 308, Greenfield Center, New York 12833, Phone
518-584-1728. Joe can provide you with wonderful sources of both
Native and non-native American folklore and other literature to add to
your NY past knowledge.