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Thanksgiving Resources from the National Museum of the American Indian
American Indian Perspectives on Thanksgiving
Parents and teachers check out these great resources designed for educators and students grades 4–8. Examine the deeper meaning of the Thanksgiving holiday for American Indians through the themes of environment, community, encounters, and innovations. Appropriate for use at any time during the year, the poster includes information that is essential to understanding and teaching about American Indians along with compelling images and ideas for classroom activities.
Do American Indians celebrate Thanksgiving?
Individual perspectives on Thanksgiving from Native people around the country.
Five Ideas to Change Teaching about Thanksgiving, in Classrooms and at Home
A museum educator (and parent’s) simple ideas for giving young students—at school or at home—a more informed and authentic understanding of Thanksgiving.
The Invention of Thanksgiving
Check out this short animated interview with Paul Chaat Smith (Comanche), curator at NMAI, for a factual and witty account of how “a brunch in the forest” became a national holiday.
Native American Chefs Share Their Recipes
NMAI asked seven Native American chefs from different cultural and culinary backgrounds, working in different places around the country, to share holiday-worthy recipes with us. Scroll down for some serious yumminess!
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