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    CubScout

    ThanksgivingPacket

    ThispacketwascreatedspecificallyforThanksgiving.ItincludesactivitiesforCubScoutsandtheirsiblingsincludingFaithinGodandCubScout/WebelosAdvancement.TheThemeisAmericanIndiansfromIllinois,butthereisinformationontheInternetaboutIndiansfromotherpartsofthecountry.TheAmericanIndianSignLanguagewasdevelopedbythePlainsIndianslongbeforeInternationalSignLanguagewasdevelopedandadopteduniversallyforthedeaf.

    Important:

    UseyourWolfandBearBooksasresourcesonhowtodosomeoftheprojectslists. MakesureyouupdatePackmasterorgiveusalistoftherequirementsyoucompleted.

    IincludedfunactivitiesforPrimarychildrenofallages.SoyoucancompletetheprojectswithyourfamilyandfriendsovertheThanksgivingWeekend.

    Assignment:WithyourfamilywriteastoryusingtheAmericanIndianSignLanguageandpreparetopresentitattheDecemberPackMeeting.YoucanwearthecostumesyoumakeoveryouruniformandbringmodelsofIndianhomes,Indiangames,musicalinstruments,andanyotheritemsyoumakeovertheThanksgivingholiday.Finally,ifyoutakepicturesmakeapagetoincludeinyourCubScoutScrapbook.

    HaveFun!!!

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    ContentsFaithinGod.........................................................................................................................................3

    WolfAdvancement..............................................................................................................................3

    BearAdvancement..............................................................................................................................3

    Webelos..............................................................................................................................................3

    IlliniTribe.............................................................................................................................................4

    IlliniIndianFolklore.............................................................................................................................6

    RabbitandPossum...................................................................................................................................6

    NativeAmericanHomes......................................................................................................................7

    WigwamHomes........................................................................................................................................7

    Longhouses...............................................................................................................................................7

    Tepees.......................................................................................................................................................8

    GrassHouses.............................................................................................................................................8

    WattleandDaubHouses..........................................................................................................................9

    Chickees....................................................................................................................................................9

    AdobeHouses...........................................................................................................................................9

    EarthenHouses.......................................................................................................................................10

    PlankHouses...........................................................................................................................................10

    Igloos.......................................................................................................................................................11

    BrushShelters.........................................................................................................................................11

    HowtoMakeaLonghouse.....................................................................................................................12

    AmericanIndianSignLanguage..........................................................................................................13

    IndianGames.....................................................................................................................................28

    Squaw,SaddleBags,orSkyShinny.........................................................................................................28

    LivingClosetotheLand:Pokean............................................................................................................30

    IndianCraft........................................................................................................................................31

    HowtoMakeCornHuskDolls................................................................................................................31

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    FaithinGodLearningandLivingtheGospel6.TellastoryfromtheBookofMormonthatteachesaboutfaithinJesusChrist.ShareyourtestimonyoftheSavior.

    ServingOthers6.Learnaboutandpracticegoodmannersandcourtesy.

    WolfAdvancementWolfElective1d:ItsaSecretUse12AmericanIndiansignstotellastory.[Page114117]

    WolfElective10:AmericanIndianLore[Page154161]a. ReadabookortellastoryaboutAmericanIndians,pastorpresent.b. MakeamusicalinstrumentAmericanIndiansused.c. MaketraditionalAmericanIndianclothing.d. MakeatraditionalitemorinstrumentthatAmericanIndiansusedtomaketheirliveseasier.e. MakeamodelofatraditionalAmericanIndianhouse.f. Learn12AmericanIndianwordpicturesandwriteastorywiththem.

    BearAdvancementBearElective24:AMERICANINDIANLIFE[Page272275]

    a. AmericanIndianpeopleliveineverypartofwhatisnowthecontinentalUnitedStates.FindthenameoftheAmericanIndiannationthatlivesorhaslivedwhereyoulivenow.Learnaboutthesepeople.

    b. Learn,makeequipmentfor,andplaytwoAmericanIndianorothernativeAmericangameswithmembersofyourden.Beabletotelltherules,whowon,andwhatthescorewas.

    c. LearnwhattheAmericanIndianpeopleinyourarea(oranotherarea)usedforshelterbeforecontactwiththeEuropeans.LearnwhatAmericanIndianpeopleinthatareausedforsheltertoday.Makeamodelofoneoftheseshelters,historicormodern.Comparethekindofshelteryoumadewiththeothersmadeinyourden.

    WebelosWebelosArtist9Makeanartconstruction,usingyourchoiceofmaterials.[Page119121]

    WebelosCommunicator3Inventasignlanguageorapicturewritinglanguageanduseittotellsomeoneastory.[Page174175,180186]

    LanguageandCultureBeltLoop3Playtwogamesthatoriginatedinanothercountryorculture.

    GoodMannersBeltLoop1Makeaposterthatlistsfivegoodmannersthatyouwanttopractice.Shareyourposterwithyourdenorfamily.

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    IlliniTribeHowdoyoupronounce"Illini?"Whatdoesitmean?

    Illiniispronounced"ihLIEnee,"andIllinoisispronounced"ihlihNOY"(likethestate,whichisnamedafterthetribe.)TheyarebothEuropeanadaptationsoftheIllinoisIndians'originalwordforthemselves,Illiniwek(pronounced"ihlihneweck,")whichmeans"thebestpeople."

    WheredotheIllinoisIndianslive?

    TheIlliniwereoriginalinhabitantsofmoderndayIllinois,Indiana,Missouri,andIowa.TheIllinitribewasnearlywipedoutbywarinthe1700's,andthesurvivorshadtomovetoKansasandOklahoma.ThePeoriaTribeofOklahomaismadeupoforiginalIllinoisIndians.

    WhatlanguagedotheIllinoisIndiansspeak?

    Inthepast,theIllinispoketheirnativeMiamiIllinoislanguage.Ithasthislongnamebecausetwotribes,theMiamiandIllinitribes,spokethesamelanguagewithdifferentaccentsjustlikeAmericansandCanadiansbothspeakEnglish.TheIllinoisIndianlanguageisnotspokenanymore.However,theMiamiandPeoriatribesareworkingtoteachtheirchildrenthelanguageagain.

    Ifyou'dliketoknowafeweasyIllinoiswords,aya(pronouncedahyah)means"hello"andniihka(pronouncedneeka)means"friend."

    HowdoIlliniIndianchildrenlive,andwhatdidtheydointhepast?

    Illinichildrendidhavetoysandgames,likechildsizedbowsandarrowsand cornhuskdolls.Illiniteenagersalsolikedtoplaylacrosseandothersports.Asforbabies,Illinimothers,likemanyNativeAmericans,traditionallycarriedtheirinfantsincradleboardsontheirbacks.

    WhatwereIllinihomeslikeinthepast?

    TheIllinisdidn'tliveintepees.Theylivedinvillagesoflargerectangularhouseswithwallsmadeofwovenreeds.Today,NativeAmericansonlybuildareedhouseforfunortoconnectwiththeirheritage,notforshelter.

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    WhatwasIlliniclothinglike?

    Illiniwomenworeskirtswithleggings,andmenworebreechclouts.TheIllinisworeshirtsincoolweather,buteveninwintertime,Illinimendidn'twearlongpants.IllinoisIndiansalsoworemoccasinsontheirfeet.

    TheIllinididn'twearlongheaddressesliketheSioux.Sometimestheyworeabeadedheadbandwithafewcoloredfeathersinit.Illiniwomenusuallyworetheirhairinlongbraids.IllinimenoftenshavedtheirheadsintheMohawkstyleandworeaporcupineroach.(Theseroachesaremadeofporcupinehair,nottheirsharpquills!)TheIllinipaintedtheirfacesfordifferentoccasions,andalsotattooedthemselveswithmorepermanentdesigns.

    Didtheypaddlecanoes?

    Yes,theIllinimadedugoutcanoesbyhollowingoutlargetrees.Overland,theIlliniuseddogsaspackanimals.(TherewerenohorsesinNorthAmericauntilcolonistsbroughtthemoverfromEurope.)Thedogscarriedbackpacksorpulledwoodendragsledscalledtravois.

    WhatwasIllinifoodlikeinthedaysbeforesupermarkets?

    TheIlliniwerefarmingpeople.Thewomendidmostofthefarming,harvestingcorn,beans,andsquash.Illinimenhunteddeer,wildturkeys,andsmallgame.Sometimestheywouldalsohavelargecommunalbuffalohunts.SeveralIllinivillageswouldgettogetherandusearingoffiretoherdbuffalotowardsagroupofhunters.IlliniIndianfoodincludedsoup,cornbread,andstews.

    WhatwereIl