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- 1. Native American Indians: Visual Arts, Drama, Dance, and Music
2. Visual Arts: Pottery
- They first go and gather the clay.
- Then they mix the clay and water to start to form the shape of the pot.
- Once they have completed making the shape of the pot, they need to make the clay dry.
3. Visual Arts: Pottery contd
- They dry it using fire, but if they dry they leave it under the fire too long, they crack.
- They then need to paint it and decorate the pot once it the clay has dried.
4. The result 5. Drama: Storytelling
- Native Americans passed down their traditions and history through the way of storytelling.
- Elders of the village would tell the stories at night around the village fire. Many times they acted out what the story was about for the children.
- This was one of the many ways they also educated their children about their past.
6. Storytelling 7. Storytelling contd 8. Dance: The Sun Dance
- It used to be a dance for men only because it was kind of torturous.
- It was held during the summer solstice.
- It was a dance to celebrate new life and spiritual rebirth of the participants.
- During this 4-8 day dance ceremony, the dancers would fast and self inflict pain.
9. Sun Dance contd 10. Sun Dance contd
- When the America came to be, the government banned this dance.
- Some of the Native Americans continued to do it anyway but they called it the rain dance to disguise it.
- The governments laws have changed and they are allowed to continue the dance today.
11. Music: Native American Flutes
- These flutes are generally handcrafted.
- Before they make the flute out of wood, they must make sure the wood is of good quality.
- Generally their flutes are carved from wood.
- Once they have finished carving it, which is a long process, they treat the wood so it lasts.
- It is not easy work, but the end result, if you can play, is priceless.
12. Music: Native American flutes 13. Music: Native American Indian Flutes