For Educators

Totems to Turquoise is about material culture: how the things people make reflect their worldview and their lives. This comprehensive guide will help you explore the exhibition with your students. 

Educators Guide and Materials


More Resources for Educators

Use these free online resources to further explore themes presented in the Totems to Turquoise exhibition.

Curriculum Materials

Booklist: Native American Myths

Compare contemporary myths with those from the 19th century. Read trickster tales from 55 tribal groups. And peruse illustrated Haida myths. 

Curriculum Materials

Web List: Museums with Native American Collections

We've made it easy to find and visit museums with Native American collections. Travel from New York to Santa Fe, Pittsburgh, and Vancouver—all with a mere click of your mouse. 

Structures & Culture

Curriculum Collection, Activity

Structures & Culture

These activities help students in grades 3-8 discover how everyday objects and architectural elements can be used to study different cultures.