Introduction to Native American Culture

Presented by

Timothy Perkins


This workshop includes the history of Native Americans, what Pow Wows were for, learning the “Friendship Dance,” tribal customs, and the different structures used for shelter by various tribes.

One of the activities allows the participants to “paint their own tipi” by drawing and coloring pictures of their family or favorite things on the tipi. Each participant explains how that made it unique to their family/person and served as a type of address to find someone. The exercise also explains that to show respect to the earth, the bottom of each tipi depicted something the family was grateful for from “Mother Earth.”

Workshop Details


North America - Native American Culture


Social Studies, History, Art


25 max

Standard Length

45 min

Room Setup

Classroom style seating at desks/tables with chairs

Supplies/Equipment Needed:

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