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Native Utah Toolbox

Learn using objects made by artisans from every native Utah tribe. Discover differences and similarities in how things are made and learn to recognize artistic characteristics of diverse people. Engage with stories written and illustrated by native children and elders from each tribe.

 

 

 

 

What's in the Native Utah Toolboxes?

Box 1 includes:
Cradle Board: Goshute
Flute: All Tribes
Traditional Cattail Doll: Shoshone
Basket: Shoshone
Bag of Corn: All Tribes
Rabbit Fur Infant Moccasins: Shoshone
Digging Stick: Shoshone
Pine Nut Basket: Paiute
Rugs (2): Navajo
Adult Moccasins: Ute
Stick/Rock Board Game: Ute
Rose Necklace: Ute
Stirring Sticks: Navajo
Clay Pot: Navajo
Stick Game: Goshute
Duck Decoy: Goshute
Waist Sash: Navajo

Books:
Coyote Steals Fire: A Shoshone Tale
Pia Toya: A Goshute Indian Legend

Other Resources:
Teacher's Manual

Box 2 (on location at NHMU) includes:
Cradle Board: Shoshone
Drum: All Tribes
Drum Stick: All Tribes
Rugs (2): Navajo
Winnowing Basket: Paiute
Shinny Game: Ute
Child Gloves: Shoshone
Bear Dance Chamber: Ute
Growlers: Ute
Water Basket: Goshute
Wood Cradle: Navajo
Bag of Corn: All Tribes
Dye Package: Navajo
Hair Brush: Navajo
Basket: Navajo
Belt Decoration: Ute
Child's Moccasins: Paiute
Stick Game: Paiute
Stick Toy: Shoshone

Books:
Coyote Steals Fire: A Shoshone Tale
Pia Toya: A Goshute Indian Legend

Other Resources:
Teacher's Manual

Items in the box such as the games and the cradle board are replicas of the originals and have been reproduced in miniature size for the toolbox.


Teaching Toolboxes include revelant curriculum tied to Utah State Core Curriculum Standards.  

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