Elyse, Audrey, & Bridget

Topic: We want to learn more about the Native American children.


Questions that will help me learn about my topic:
Need help thinking of good questions? Here are some question starters.
1. Do the children go to school?
2. Do the children play games?
3. Do they do work?
4. What kind of jobs do boys and girls have?
5. Did the children have a certain bed time?
6.Do the children help their parents?
7.Do children play with children from other tribes?
8.Do children brush their teeth?
9.Where do the children sleep?
10.Do they grow crops?
11.When are they old enough to join the older people in the tribe?
12.What kind of things do they play with/wear?
13.Who teaches them? Parents?Teachers?
14.Did they make any of their clothes/shoes? What are they made of?
15.Did the little boys have their own weapons for practicing hunting?
16. When children are doing the dance the Pow Wow why do they have numbers on themselves?
17. What types of dances do they do in the Pow Wow?
18. Why do the children wear wings when they are doing the Pow Wow?
19. How were the children's toys different from the ones today?
20.What kind of other dances do children do?
21. Did they have any money?


Take your notes here. Use bullet points to separate your notes. Cite your notes so that you remember where they came from!
Highlighted Pink = Toys
Highlighted Yellow = Work
Highlighted Green = Games
Highlighted Red = Other Information
  • 1.) It is also interesting to note the ways in which they cared for their children. The Huron Indians believe that their children were the future of the tribe. Taking full advantage of this notion, the children were educated at a very young age. The boys would go out every once in a while with the men and learn how to hunt and gather food, while the girls would learn how to plant crops, store food, cook, sew, make pottery, and weave baskets and nets. When the children were babies, mothers cared a great deal for their health and made sure that they could chew and swallow their food. In order to make it easier, mothers of the tribe would chew the food first to break it down, and then give it to the infant to digest easier. (2)
    Jamie de Steiger
  • 1.) Native American Children do a dance every year named the Pow Wow.
    Our Information
  • 2.) Boys were given toy bows and arrows and and fishing spears. Playing with the toys helped them develop the skills they needed for hunting and fishing.(1)
  • 3.) Girls learned how to tend gardens by helping the women. They learned how deep to plant the seeds. They also learned where to find and how to pick plants they could eat. Girls played with dolls and small cradleboards. These toys helped them learn how to care for a family.(1)
  • 4.) In June, the children helped their parents gather long, wide roles of birch bark. At this time of the year they could cut some layers of the bark without harming the tree. The Huron then used the bark to make birch bark canoes, baskets, containers, cups, and spoons. (1)
  • 5.) Children also played games. They had running games that kept their legs and hearts strong. Another game they played was like today's football. The children also played lacrosse. This game was played with a ball and a long, curved racket with a net at one end.(1)
  • 6.) Children enjoyed all kinds of games they played follow the leader, a version of hide - and - seek and many other games that are still played today. (3)
  • 7.) They also competed other sports. Handmade dolls were popular toys for girls, whereas boys often played with small bows and arrows.(3)
  • 8.) Children didn't go to school but they were taught by thear parents instead.

Copy and paste URLs to good websites or databases that you find here. It will make it easy for you to visit those good websites next time you work on your project!
  1. Book: Huron By: Barbara A. Gray - Kanatiatiiosh
  2. URL: http://www.geo.msu.edu/geogmich/Hurons.htm
  3. Life in an Anishinabe camp
  4. Google

Plan for your Final Product
What are you going to create to share what you have learned?
  • Prezi
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Final Products

Native American Children Prezi