|Follow the Buffalo
|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 1872, the 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
|Talk to the Expert
|Scheduled upon request by the teacher
|To register for one of the Homestead National Monument Service programs contact the program provider, Jesse M Bolli, at HOME_Education@nps.gov.
|Video conferencing systems or desktop applications such as Zoom or Microsoft Teams.
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