Virtual Field Trip Details
VFT Information
Title:Follow the Buffalo
Description:The Homestead Act of 1862 had far reaching impacts on the United States including western expansion, immigration, and technological innovation. The impacts of the Act also extended to those American Indians who already called the West home. The American bison or “buffalo” was sacred to many American Indian tribes. The animals played an integral part in all aspects of daily life. In this lesson a park ranger will use real parts of the buffalo to examine the different ways American Indian tribes utilized the sacred animal.

The program format at the CILC web site provides additional information about the program. Program details from CILC website.

Additional programs offered by Homestead National Monument includes A School Day in 1872the Homestead Act of 1862, and A Day in the Life of a Homesteader.

As a follow up to the VFT, you are requested to complete a post event reflection at https://goo.gl/mFU4X5
Subject(s):Social Science
Grade Levels:Grade 1Grade 2Grade 3Grade 4Grade 5Grade 6Grade 7Grade 8
VFT Type:Talk to the Expert
Meeting Time:Scheduled upon request by the teacher
Duration:40 minutes
Registration Info:To register for one of the Homestead National Monument Service programs contact the program provider, Jesse M Bolli, at HOME_Education@nps.gov.
Tech Requirements:Video conferencing systems or desktop applications such as Zoom or Microsoft Teams.
Additional Cost Info:

Provider Information
Provider Name:Homestead National Monument of America
Description:With the promise of Free Land, the Homestead Act of 1862 enticed millions to cultivate the frontier. Families, immigrants, women, and freed slaves flooded 10 percent of the nation’s land to chase their American Dream. American Indian cultures and natural environments gave way to diverse settlement, agricultural success, and industrial advancement—building our nation and changing the land forever.
Contact:Jesse M Bolli
Phone Number:402-223-3514