Another successful Native American Day

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At Timber Lake, Native American Day is not just another Monday holiday. The last several years, Timber Lake School has organized a day of programs and activities centered on Native American culture and history. Again this year, the teachers and guest presenters prepared a smorgasbord of meaningful activities. It’s part history lesson, part celebration, and part honoring.

In the elementary classes, Tammy LeBeau showed how she uses quills from porcupines to create beautiful designs, Jayme Murray talked about buffalo, and Shanna Gebhardt gave a lesson in Lakota language. Jennifer Schoelerman told about winter counts and helped the students get started on creating one of their own. There were also classes on the Lakota creation story, horses, tipis, and food. Younger students made rainbows, learning the Lakota names of colors as they drew.



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