- Reading List: EPIC North Dakota
4. History: On January 23, 1970 something… Miss Sherry was born in a little town called Crosby.
Most people thing I was born here in Donnelly. My father was and my father’s father, but I was born in Crosby. Since I was born we have gone back a few times. One of the most memorable family vacations we had when I was a child is when we went back to Crosby for the Threshing Bee. This year because of Covid it was cancelled, but you could get it on your schedule for 2021. Threshing Bee.
For History of North Dakota find out one interesting thing about Crosby. Make sure you send Miss Sherry a note with your interesting facts about Crosby, North Dakota.
5. Writing: Letter writing
Practice your writing. Miss Sherry was born in North Dakota. Write her a letter telling her how old you think she is and what you think life was like when she was born.
6. Art: North Dakota Art
Designs, color choices, and arrangement of patterns were used by the Plains Indians to distinguish themselves from other tribes. Glass beads replaced quills after trading with the white man was introduced. Dakota people used a lot of red horizontal lines; Yanktonai Dakota people favored more floral and geometric patterns; the Sisseton and Santee Dakota preferred mainly floral patterns. Yellow was a favorite color used in Mandan, Hidatsa, and Arikara quillwork.
- Soak rice in different colors of food coloring for several hours.
- Dry thoroughly.
- Have students conduct research and draw or copy a design used by one of the North Dakota tribes.
- Have students glue the rice on a heavy piece of paper to replicate quillwork or beadwork done by the various tribes of North Dakota.
- Have students label what tribe used the chosen design and its significance, if known.
7. Book Pick: Buffalo Bird Girl, Waheenee, was a member of the Hidatsa tribe of the Great Plains. This is a great book young and old. The book alternates between real pictures and beautiful illustrations.