Dakota Trunk

Overview:  Dakota Trunk Image
This trunk focuses on the culture and history of the Dakota.  The term Dakota is used in the materials in this trunk to refer to the Eastern Dakota, based in Minnesota.  It encourages teachers to teach about contemporary Dakota.


Materials in Trunk:

  • Investigating Dakota Culture and History - Teacher Guide
  • Little Crow:  Taoyateduta, Dakota Leader by Gwenyth Swain
  • Little Crow/Taoyateduta-Classroom Discussion  Guide (2 plastic sleeves)
  • Kevin Big Thunder's picture packet-History and Culture of the Minnesota Dakota:  Classroom Material and Teacher's Guideby Anoka Hennepin Indian Education
  • O Wakaga:  Activities for Learning about the Plains Indians by Linda Skinner Brewer
  • American Indian Oral Traditions:  Dakota and Ojibwe, SPPS
  • Native American Ledger Art Coloring Book:  Counting 1 to 10 by Sandy and Jesse Hummingbird
  • Painting the Dakota:  Seth Eastman at Fort Snelling by Marybeth Loribiecki
  • Iktomi and the Ducks by Paul Goble
  • The Legend of the White Buffalo Woman by Paul Goble
  • The Great Race of the Birds and Animals by Paul Goble
  • Crow Chief by Paul Goble
  • Iktomi and the Boulder by Paul Goble
  • Storm Maker's Tipi by Paul Goble
  • Love Flute by Paul Goble
  • Iktomi and the Buzzard by Paul Goble
  • Shota and the Star Quilt by Christine Fowler, Margaret Bateson-Hill, Gloria Runs Close to Lodge, and Philomine Lakota
  • Wauncipi:  We are Dancing (VHS)
  • The Dakota Conflict (VHS)
  • Winter Count:  Stories of the Shakopee Mdewankton Dakota (VHS)
  • Star Quilt
  • Quillwork cuff
  • Child's beaded moccasin
  • Sage Smudge Stick
  • Plumstone Dice Game
  • Ledger Art Poster
  • Sample of Pipestone (removed)
  • Transformation of an Island:  A Historical Perspective on the Prairie Island Community (missing 4/10)