Selected museum exhibits are used in this introductory lesson designed to acquaint young children with the Native American way of life and to introduce them to the museum as an educational and cultural resource.
This is a hands-on exploration of pottery and the making of pottery using traditional Native American methods. Children will handle authentic Native
American pottery sherds and will have an opportunity to work with clay.
This hands-on lecture/demonstration shows how Native Americans made and used tools, such as stone-working and woodworking tools, as a means of adapting their environment to their life needs. Participants will be able to handle authentic tools and other artifacts. In addition, they will have an opportunity to use replicated tools such as mortars and pestles to grind corn, fire drills for making fire, and pump drills for drilling holes in stone.
This guided tour of selected museum exhibits is a look at prehistoric cultural development across North America in general and a comprehensive look at the cultural development of the Eastern Woodland peoples as illustrated by Long Island's Native American groups.
This is a hands-on analysis of traditional Native American pottery-making techniques and methods. Participants will discuss and/or record archaeological information and work with natural clay and related artifacts.