• Activity 3 focuses on sports, which students may find most connects their own way of life with that of early American Indians'. Once students have completed the reading and discussion, tell them that the Indian Reorganization Act of 1934 emphasized activities that were considered "important" to the Indian cause. That Act did not consider sports as conducive to Indian well-being. One main reason for the de-emphasis on sports seems to have been that officials felt athletes were becoming "students in name only."
As they migrated, early American Indians had to adapt by
The Northern Neck of Virginia has a rich agricultural tradition. From the early American Indians who grew maize, squash and beans to the present-day farmer managing hundreds of acres of corn, soybeans, and small grains, the accumulated knowledge of the land from generations of participants in this life-sustaining activity is worthy of a permanent display of appreciation. The goal of the museum is to develop exhibits that span the years from early American Indian agriculture through the present.
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Edmund Shaftsbury, an early 1900s writer on health and human magnetism, writes about the early American Indians: “The American Indians are known to have the strongest eyes in the world. They have the closest thing to ‘telescopic vision.’ They can see objects in the far distance that the average person would need a telescope to see” (Gurki Doe, American Indian Telescopic Eye Vision, October 13, 2011).
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