UNKNOWN NATIVE AMERICAN TECHNOLOGY
ExhibitDid you know that when Columbus came, this continent was filled with advanced and sophisticated Indian Nations with civilizations rivaling those of Europe?
It’s true! When Columbus came, this continent was filled with advanced and sophisticated Indian Nations with civilizations rivaling those of Europe. The museum boasts over 100 Indian artifact models. Dakota Mac’s teaching goal has been to give students the big picture of Indian life and technology by offering hands-on, interactive experiences to explore and understand how life was for the Indian Nations.
Dakota Mac brings his strong connection to nature and wildcraft experience living in the mountains of Washington as a child and then the rivers and valleys of Minnesota later in life. He enjoyed teaching his children the ways of the forest, and upon discovering his own ancestral lineage connection, he became even more excited to teach Native American studies. His programs have been approved by the Indian Board of the Anoka School District; one of the largest school districts in Minnesota. He was invited to share at the Lower Brule Indian Reservation in South Dakota and Circle of Life, Anashinobe Indian Nation in northern Minnesota.
Activities to Enhance Experiential Learning
- Make wooden reproductions of Native American Tools
- Atlatl throwing
- Leather Crafting
- Cat and Mouse Game
Experience Biblically Based Creation Science
Educational Goals of the Exhibit:
- Show God’s love for the Indian peoples
- How the Gospel was brought to many of the Indian Nations
- How the Indian peoples became Christians and followed Jesus
- Technology that the Indian Nations gave the early settlers of America