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Hudson Highlands Nature Museum Presents Native American History & Culture at GAMS
On Tuesday, November 12th, Carl Heitmuller, a Hudson Highlands Nature Museum Environmental Educator presented to Ms. Forino and Ms. Santana’s classes about Native American culture and the local Lenape Nation.
The presentation explored:
- Native American Culture
- Social and family life
- Use of toys and stories as teaching tools
- Tool making, clothing construction, food preparation
- Hunting and gathering for food
- Basic structure of shelters such as the long house and wic-a-wam
- Construction of tools from stone, bone and wood
- Clothing made from skins and pelts
Scholars heard stories, played games and were able have hands-on experiences with objects such as tools and fur pelts/buckskins.
Read more about the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum programs here: https://www.hhnm.org/
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