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Native American Art for Kids

"There are over 500 Indigenous Nations in North America! Each nation or tribe brings a unique artistic vision to the arts." Native American Activities for Kids

Native Americans used items found in nature to make creative jewelry, baskets, drawings, paintings, quillwork, ceramics, metalwork, masks, canoes, textiles, weaving, and other arts. Their art honored their gods, told stories, and stored goods. With the use of feathers and leather and dyes and grass and wood and bark and rocks and clay, they created art that was both practical and beautiful.

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Play Culture Quest

The Basket Game

Basket Design Concentration

Plains Porcupine Quills

Natural Dyes & Porcupine Quills game

Interactive Bead Graph

Plains Indians Art & Beading

Weave a Virtual Wampum Belt

Can you string these 9 beads?

Seminole Bead Art

Woven Wampum Maze

AnalyzingMasks interactive

Kachina Dolls

Seminole Dolls

Virtual Paper Native American Dolls

Cherokee Arts

Navajo Arts

Northwest Woven Mats

Northwest Moneyblankets & Coppers

Totem Poles

Kokopelli (Kokoani)

Dream Catchers

Powwow Drums games

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For Teachers

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American Indian Art UNIT

Native American Art Lesson Plans -
Drawing, Quillwork, Stick Game

Native American Art Lesson Plans -
Buffalo Hide, Indian Jewelry, Coil Baskets, Burlap Weaving

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For Kids & Teachers

Native Tech

Free Online Games about Native Americans

Free Fun Clip Art for Native Americans

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