Native American Lesson Plans, Games, Interactives, Powerpoints Illustration

Native Americans
in Olden Times
For Kids


Start here

About 40,000 years ago

First Nations of North America

Northeast Woodland

Southeast Woodland



Pacific Coastal Northwest

Inland Plateau People

Far North, Arctic, Inuit


Central & South America




Other Sections

Stories, Myths, and Legends

Symbol Stories




Medicine Man


Totem Poles

The Pow-wow, Pow-wow Dances, & Pow-wow Etiquette

The Potlatch

Native American Art

Investigate Real Life Artifacts

Games & Things to Make and Do


Principal Tribes

Comparison Chart (Europeans & Indians)

Lesson Plans for Teachers

Free Fun Clip Art for Native Americans

Free iPad Apps about Native Americans

See Also: European Explorers in the New World


Books we used:

  • American's Fascinating Indian Heritage, Reader's Digest, 1978

  • Indians of Yesterday by Marion E. Gridley, sponsored by the Indian Council Fire, 1940

  • Indians of the Americans, National Geographic Society, 1958

  • Indian Reservations, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Dept of the Interior, 1950

  • Questions on Indian Culture, by Dr. Ruth Underhill, University of Denver, Bureau of Indian Affairs, pamphlet, 1953

  • Dakota and Ojibwa People, Minnesota Historical Society, 1985

  • Regions Far and Near for a Changing World, Macmillan/McGraw-Hill, 1995

  • Seminole Music by Frances Densmore

Special thanks to:

Washington State History Museum, Tacoma, WA, for our private tour, and an opportunity to learn a great deal about the early Americas. Thank you!

Dr. Adams. Over the years, Dr. Adams has been a consultant to the Sioux, Winnebago, Fox, and other tribes in the Midwest on community development. He also participated in a federal project for communication and values differences among cultures, resulting in a website - a multicultural toolkit.

This section could not have been written without the many Native American people who do not wish their names to be listed, who shared information generously with us. We are most grateful for it!

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