For Educators

This hall portrays the material culture of the many groups of Native Americans who lived in the Woodlands of eastern North America from the 17th century into the early 20th century. Each section of the hall is organized around a theme. Although the objects within each section were used for similar purposes, they were collected from different cultural groups and represent various time periods. Each object has a label that identifies the group it came from. 

Educator's Guide

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Social Studies & Literacy Activities

These activities, which are aligned to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for English Language Arts and the New York State Social Studies Elementary Standards, introduce students to the culture of Eastern Woodlands Indians before European colonization. Students will read content-rich texts, visit the hall, and use what they have learned to complete a CCSS-aligned writing task.