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(Many Paths)

An Online Newsletter Celebrating Native America


March 8, 2003 - Issue 82


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by Vicki Lockard from various sources


Cool Links Penguin


Marilou Schultz - Navajo Rugs/Weavings
I am a Navajo and weave Navajo Rugs. I weave all styles of rugs such as the Classic, Germantown, Regional, and Contemporary styles. Most of my weavings are of very fine wool and I also use Churro wool in some of my rugs. All my weavings are commissioned pieces unless I make one for a show or market. I've always woven since I was a child and have continued the tradition. During the early years of my weaving, I carded, hand spun, and dyed all my wool but because of my full time teaching job I have sometimes relied on roving wool and some pre-dyed wool (plant dyed - vegetal). I also card the fleece, spin, and dye wool for special pieces.

I conduct weaving workshops during the summer months across the U. S. I also do presentations and/or demonstrations for schools, organizations, museums, and weaving guilds whenever my schedule permits.

Southwest Native American Promotions
Southwest Native American Promotions (SWNAP) is owned by Emerson H. Quannie, Hopi of the Patki (Water) Clan from Northern Arizona. He established SWNAP in 1994 to promote art venues for Native American artists in the southwest.
The purpose of SWNAP is to make these art venues successful for all who participate. SWNAP is dedicated to the promotion and education of Native American and Southwestern artists and their art to the general public and its patrons. Participating artists in SWNAP art venues are well-known artists for their art with many award winners at other prestigious art venues, such as the Santa Fe Indian Market (SWAIA) and Heard Museum Indian Market. Many of the artists also participate in the annual Pueblo Grande Museum Art Show.

Lifelong Learning Online - the Lewis & Clark Rediscovery Project
A good example is the NASA-sponsored Web site Lifelong Learning Online, which not only provides essential facts concerning the expedition but does something unique as well: It tells both sides of the story.
Prominent are the stories of three native tribes of the Inland Northwest with whom Lewis and Clark came in contact: the Coeur d'Alene, the Nez Perce, and the Warm Springs tribe of northeastern Oregon (whose portion of the site is still under construction). Even better, the site gives those tribes the opportunity to tell their own stories, in their own ways, through their own words.

Westslope Cutthroat Trout (Oncorhynchus clarki lewisi)
Westslope Cutthroat Trout (Oncorhynchus clarki lewisi) is a subspecies of Cutthroat Trout native to Montana.  Despite the species' common name, its natural range is on both sides of the Continental Divide.  The Westslope Cutthroat Trout is found in the Kootenai watershed, the Clark Fork watershed, the headwaters of the Missouri river and the headwaters of the Saskatchewan River.  This subspecies is also found in Idaho and Canada and has a few scattered populations in Wyoming, Washington and Oregon.

Jolly Time Popcorn Kids Club
The games are fun, the snacks are tasty, and there's even a smattering of science to explore at Jolly Time Popcorn Kids Club.  If you're looking for recipes, you'll find some in the Kids Recipe Box and others in Cozy Kitchen.  Best click is the Science of Popcorn section, where you'll learn what makes popcorn pop, and read about the history of popcorn with a timeline that starts 82,000 years ago. For teachers, the Poppin' Library has lesson plans filed by subject.

KCTS Learning Quest:  Popcorn Science!
Tom Charouhas' classroom at Rose Hill Junior High in Redmond, Washington was filmed testing the "popability" of bargain brand and gourmet popcorn.  Do the kernels of Brand A or Brand B pop more efficiently?   Efficiency was measured by calculating the percent of  unpopped kernels, and by comparing pre-pop and post-pop mass.  In addition to watching the Real Audio video clip, you can pick up printable lab packets, hypotheses worksheets, and grading rubrics.

Ohio Corn: Kids CORNer
Don't let the plain looking entrance fool you, there is plenty here for elementary-age students to learn about corn production and corn products.  Each of the three activity groups (too bad they don't have better titles) is divided into four pages of learning, experiments and multiple-choice quizzes.   Don't miss the microwave recipe for creating biodegradable plastic from corn starch and corn oil.  You'll find it in Activities Group 3: Become an Environmental Scientist.  The teacher guides include a glossary and answer keys.

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Students And Teachers Against Racism announces their new website that offers insight into the Native American perspective to teachers and educators.

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