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A Look into Native American Life at Village

Experiencing life of the Iroquois and Algonquin Native American tribes of Long Island, fourth-graders at Village Elementary School were immersed into the period during a Native American workshop on Dec. 13.

Credit: Syosset School District
Credit: Syosset School District
Experiencing life of the Iroquois and Algonquin Native American tribes of Long Island, fourth-graders at Village Elementary School were immersed into the period during a Native American workshop on Dec. 13.

Educators from the Suffolk County Archaeology Association, based out of Hoyt Farm in Smithtown, discussed the daily lives of Native Americans, including how they clothed and fed themselves.

After learning about the Native Americans’ hunting habits and what they used different local animals for, the fourth-graders had the opportunity to make corn cakes and have their faces painted in a traditional manner. Preparing the food gave students a better understanding of how Native Americans hunted and gathered. Students were also able to touch various artifacts, such as musical instruments, on the hands-on museum table.

The activity provided students with a unique perspective on a historical period they are currently studying. The workshop supplemented the students’ regular classroom social studies curriculum, which focuses on Native Americans of Long Island.

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