Local Preschool Tribe holds pow wow
|The Great Hunters of Knowledge tribe danced and sang for parents.|
The "Great Hunters of Knowledge Tribe" converged at their preschool for a mini pow wow on Nov. 26 in Huntington. Their teacher Carol Ann Stream said, "They have spent the last few weeks learning about the first Thanksgiving and preparing for their pow wow. They have constructed amulets made out of seeds and they also made either bear or eagle claw necklaces. They made headbands with feathers and drums out of oatmeal containers.
"We had authentic Indian pow wow music provided by Tillie Winder. We also made buckskin vests out of paper sacks. The children have really enjoyed making the items in preparation for their pow wow. They all wanted to take everything home immediately to show their parents and it was hard for them to wait for the big day. We have also made Indian stew this month and the children all brought a vegetable from home and prepared it themselves for the stew. If it was a potato then they had to peel it or if it was a canned vegetable they would open it themselves and pour stew.
"We also taught the children how to grind corn like the Indians used to do. They took a large rock and ground the corn out on the cement patio. It took awhile for them to get a little bit ground up and I pointed out to them how hard it would be to grind enough corn to make bread. We baked cornbread muffins that day which we made from a mix.
"We also talked about the Indian helper, Squanto who helped the first Pilgrims and we talked about how they lived on their ship until they were able to build houses on the land. Also, to go along with our Indian unit we will visit the CEU Prehistoric Museum in January and look at all of the Indian artifacts.
"The children learned four songs about Indians and also some dances. We danced around the teepee that was set up in the front yard and all of the parents and friends of the tribe were invited to come and see what the children had learned. It's really been a lot of fun and now we will begin preparing for our Christmas program which will be held on Dec. 16," said Stream.
The "Great Hunters of Knowledge Tribe" included: Austin Allred, Shadleigh Allred, Micah Bass, Britton Childs, Aniston Curtis, Sheldon Frandsen, Bayler Griffin, Brittany Hansen, Louie Ivie, Paytn Jeffs, Shantz Jensen, Mikayla Prettyman, Kaitlyn Randall, Caden Riggle, Kamrie Simmons, Kannon Toomer, Brettlyn Tuttle, Triston Tuttle, Kodi Bell, Jaymin Bertuzzi, Tristen Deabenderfer, Ty Gordon, Austin Guymon, Hal Guymon, Sydnee Guymon, Cassidy Heaps, Jaylee Hilliard, Kyler Key, Baylan Nelson, Will Smith, Jazmyn Stoddard, Brooke Taylor, Ashlee Ungerman, Taylor Wilstead.