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Allamakee County from the Kids' Perspective

Allamakee County from the Kids' Perspective

The Community Connections Summer Programming in 2012 allowed kids in grades K-6 partake in a project titled, "Native Americans through Fur Traders". Students were exposed to the arts and culture of the Native Americans by creating their own tribes, making a historical timeline, creating their own clothing, building wick-ups, learning the language, making baskets, pottery, corn husk dolls, drums, jewelry, writing in journals, story-telling, discussing and experiencing hunting for food, fishing, gathering, gardening, cooking and more!
 
Students had the opportunity to visit historical places in Allamakee County such as Effigy Mounds, Lansing Fishing Museum, Fish Farm Mounds, the Allamakee County Historical Museum and other places in the region. Just over 100 students and adults were involved in this summer program, including a Vista volunteer. Students were able to learn about many historic sites in Allamakee County, and were able to live a full immersion experience as Native Americans in Allamakee County History. This was a truly invaluable experience for students and adults alike. Please click on the link to view the "Allamakee County From the Kids' Perspective" brochure.

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