Project Overview This project focuses on the Native American Eastern Woodland Tribes. The Iroquois tribes are the Cayuga, Mohawk, Oneida, Onondaga, Seneca. The Algonquian Tribes of New York are Mahican, Shinnecock, Lenni Lenape, and Montauk You have all the materials necessary to complete this report. You can use your textbook pages (66-77). SS Weekly Newspapers, Native American booklet and worksheets. If you wish, you may also use books from the library or with parent’s permission and guidance information on the web.
There are two parts to this project.
Part 1 is a written assignment. Part 2 is Creating a Project
Please include a works cited page. You should use (but are not limited to) at least 3 sources. Please follow the guidelines for the works cited list that is provided.
Create ONE project from the attached page. ** Please be aware that we have enclosed a Native American Project Rubric so the students are aware of how they are being graded.** Topics for Part 1
You must choose 4 topics.
______ Think about the importance of decision making that fell upon the following tribe members: medicine man, council leader, clan mother and sachem. Write one paragraph about each leader explaining the jobs and responsibilities of each as important member of the tribe.
______Learn about one of the games played by members of the Eastern Woodland tribes. Write an informative 3 paragraph essay explaining the game. Describe how they played it and tell any other interesting information you learned about this game.
_______ Research one of the following leaders Hiawatha or Deganawida. Give information about their life and describe their influence on the Iroquois Confederacy.
_______ Write a narrative. Pretend you are an Iroquois boy or girl and reflect on your day. Write a diary entry that describes a typical day as a Native American boy or girl from long ago. (3 paragraphs.
_______Suppose you were an archaeologist who discovered the remains of a cooking fire in New York’s Dutchess Quarry Caves. Write an newspaper article about your discovery. Support your discovery with evidence about your findings.
_______Suppose you were chosen to be a Sachem for the Iroquois Confederacy. Write a 3 paragraph diary entry describing what happened at your first meeting council.
________ Research wampum. Explain its importance in the Iroquois and Algonquian tribes. Describe the different uses. Give a detailed description of how it was made. (At least 3 paragraphs)
_________ In your opinion, which would you rather live in, a wigwam or a longhouse? Tell why you chose this structure to live in. Be sure to tell include a description with details that describe the long house or wigwam.
Part 2: Create a project. Below are several activities that you choose to accompany your written report. You are only to choose ONE.
Make a shoebox model of a Native American Village. (Please keep these to the size of the shoebox).