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LINKS & RESOURCES

Below are credits to the stories, as well as links to further information and external resources that you may find useful as you explore these stories with your students.

ARTISTS WHO CREATED STORIES

Tsèhésenèstsestotse (The Big Dipper)

Ruthie Shoulderblade, Northern Cheyenne Elder, Northern Cheyenne storyteller/narrator

Alaina Buffalo Spirit, a senior member of the So'taa'ee band of the Northern Cheyenne Nation, visual artist https://www.redcurtainproject.org/alaina-buffalo-spirit

Sammy Jo Bird, Blackfeet, visual artist https://cowboylifestylenetwork.com/industry-sammy-jo-bird/

Chontay Standing Rock, Chippewa and Cree, sound designer and composer https://open.spotify.com/artist/4phRJ58tsaApyMRAGJRXyv

Preeti Vasudevan, Artistic Director, Thresh, First Voices choreographer and cultural storyteller https://www.threshdance.org/about

The Great Race

Lame Deer High School students, Northern Cheyenne storytellers, performers, and visual artists

 

Susan Wolfe, Lame Deer High School visual arts teacher https://montanafreepress.org/2023/04/26/art-bringing-northern-cheyenne-students-closer-together/

Seidel Standing Elk, Northern Cheyenne, So-taaeo-o, Lame Deer High School Northern Cheyenne culture teacher https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5SZx9s7D4NQ

Pete Tolton, filmmaker, Billings Open Studio https://voicesofmontana.com/podcast/pete-tolton-director-of-the-feature-length-documentary-return/

Tami Haaland, poet, Montana State University Dean of the School of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences https://www.tamihaaland.com/about

Ben Pease, Apsáalooke (Crow) and Northern Cheyenne, visual artist https://www.benpeasevisions.com/artist

John Roberts, Department Chair & Associate Professor, Low Brass) https://www.johnjroberts.net/bio#:~:text=Roberts%20is%20a%20Professor%20of,studio%20musician%20and%20composer%2Farranger.

Joseph R. McGeshick, Assiniboine, Sioux, and Chippewa Cree, poet, educator, and Native American Studies Adjunct Professor, Fort Peck Community College https://www.abebooks.com/servlet/SearchResults?an=mcgeshick%20joseph&cm_sp=det-_-plp-_-author

RESOURCES ON INDIGENOUS CULTURES OF MONTANA

Indian Nations: Northern Cheyenne Video, Montana Office of Tourism https://vimeo.com/74944680?embedded=true&source=vimeo_logo&owner=1891228

 

Montana Indians: Their History and Location https://opi.mt.gov/Portals/182/Page%20Files/Indian%20Education/Indian%20Education%20101/Montana%20Indians%20Their%20History%20and%20Location.pdf

 

Chief Dull Knife College – Woodenlegs Listening Library https://woodenlegslibrary.com/listening-library

 

Native Knowledge 360: Homelands: Northern Cheyenne https://americanindian.si.edu/nk360/plains-belonging-homelands/northern-cheyenne.cshtml

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

Montana Office of Public Instruction Indian Education for All Website https://opi.mt.gov/Educators/Teaching-Learning/Indian-Education-for-All

 

Map of Tribal Territories in Montana https://www.montana.edu/iefa/introductiontomttribalnations/tribalterritories.html

RESOURCES FOR NON-NATIVE EDUCATORS

Teaching and Learning About Native Americans (Frequently Asked Questions) https://americanindian.si.edu/nk360/faq/did-you-know

 

What is the correct terminology: American Indian, Indian, Native American, Indigenous, or Native? https://americanindian.si.edu/nk360/informational/impact-words-tips

 

Evaluating American Indian Materials and Resources for the Classroom https://opi.mt.gov/Portals/182/Page%20Files/Indian%20Education/Indian%20Education%20101/Evaluating%20AI%20Materials%20and%20Resources%20for%20the%20Classroom.pdf?ver=2019-04-22-155858-340

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