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American Indian Culture Preserved in Stone

from History Live

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Explore early American Indian culture recorded 7,000 years ago
through rock carvings, called petroglyphs. Students will discover how
American Indian people communicated before the alphabet and how
their stories and culture continue to thrive today.

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About This Program


Point to Point: $120.00

$120.00 for schools outside of Minnesota
$75.00 for schools in the state of Minnesota, thanks to the MN Legacy Amendment


50 Minutes

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) 4, 5, 6

Minimum participants:


Maximum participants:


Primary Disciplines

Social Studies/History

Program Delivery Mode

Videoconference - H.323 (Polycom, Cisco/Tandberg, LifeSize, etc...)
Videoconference – Webcam/desktop (Zoom, Skype, iChat, Vidyo, Movi/Jabber, Blue Jeans, etc...)

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History Live lessons must be requested 3 weeks prior to requested lesson date. Cancellations must be received 14 days before your lesson. Contact us if you need to reschedule.

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Provider's Cancellation Policy

Cancellations must be received 14 days before your lesson. Contact us if you need to reschedule.

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History Live

St. Paul, MN
United States

History Live is a program of the Minnesota Historical Society, which designs and develops educational products for students nationwide. All of our award-winning programs and teacher supplementary materials are based on national academic standards.

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Program Details


1. The lesson begins with an introduction on types of communication, with a greater focos on communication before the written alphabet.
2. Students will find out about the importance of Buffalo and hunting for food in the American Indian Community.
3. Then participants will learn about the gradual movement to a culture dependent on crops and living together in large groups.
4. Students will see how Early American Indian Culture can be found in the culture/lifestyle of today's American Indians.
5. Conclude with talking about what is important to the student's person life.


-For students to understand communication before the written alphabet.
-For students to become familiar with what brings people together and how that affects lifestyle.
-For students to be aware of how early American Indians provided themselves with food, clothing, shelter, etc.
-For students to be able to connect American Indian cultures of the present with early American Indian cultures.
-to give students the opportunity to discover why petroglyphs are important to American Indian people.

Standards Alignment

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The Minnesota Historical Society designs and develops educational products for students nationwide.

State Standards