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Campfire Stories with George Catlin: An Encounter of Two Cultures

takes students on a virtual journey with the artist and ethnologist to meet Native Americans of the 1830s. His portraits, scenes of American Indian life, and writings depict cultures prior to U.S. expansion into tribal territories. The site is designed to enrich the study of U.S. history, geography, and environmental conservation, as well as leadership and character development. (Smithsonian Institution)

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Interesting Fact:

Agreements between the U.S. government and Native Americans were reflected not only in written treaties but in wampum belts. The belts, created and used largely by the Iroquois Nations, represented the values and sentiments surrounding an agreement or event.
Shon-ka-ki-he-ga, popularly known as Horse Chief, was a leader of the Pawnee tribe.

Horse Chief

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