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Collection Tier:
Tier 2

Native American - Woodland
Transportation
Native American ➔ Box

Identifier:
37512
Description:
Oval lidded box with porcupine quill embroidery. Note: similarity of sawtooth and scallop border contour and motifs on lid to quilled designs on clothing and to ribbon-work applique of first half of the 19th century.
Date:
1845 – 1855
Materials:
Porcupine Quill
Current Location Status:
In Storage
Source:
Museum Purchase
Rights:

Exhibit/Program
Investigate: Native American Cultural Artifacts (September 2018)
During the Investigate program, students will take the role of Museum curators and use close observation and critical thinking to discover the origin, meaning, and importance of real objects from the Museum’s Collection. Students will learn how to handle and study primary sources and will be pushed to consider how singular objects or groups of objects can tell meaningful stories about our place.
Student Objectives:
  • Learners will be able to analyze primary sources (artifacts, specimens, and photographs) and make inferences about the story or significance of the sources.
  • Learners will be able to describe what these cultural objects can tell us about the lifestyle and values of the Native Americans who used them.

Curriculum Connections:

  • NGSS Science and Engineering Practices: Constructing Explanations; Engaging in Argument from Evidence
  • ELA Common Core Standards by Domain: Research to Build and Present Knowledge
  • Michigan K-12 Social Studies Standards: H1 The World in Temporal Terms: Historical Habits of Mind, H2 Living and Working Together in Families and Communities, Now and Long Ago, H3 The History of Michigan and the Great Lakes Region, G2 Places and Regions, G4 Human Systems, P1 Reading and Communication, P2 Inquiry Research and Analysis

Makers/Donors
Odawa

Ojibwa

G. S. Knapp