Friday, October 22, 2010

Learning about the Cherokee at the County Museum

Today we went on a great field trip to the Lexington County Museum. We learned so much about the Cherokee way of life. We learned about:
  • the use of the different type of baskets they made 
  • how they made their clothing
  • how they made their tools 
  • what they hunted
  • how they carried their babies with them everywhere they went
  • how the women owned everything
  • what wild plants they would have gathered and about a plant they used in their fishing basket that made the fish drowsy
  • what games they would have played
  • the folklore they passed down through the generations
  • how the Cherokee like pretty things and how they decorated there things things juice from berries and the burnings from there fire to paint
  • and much, much more!!!
This is the 3rd series of classes we have attended. We are enjoying them all so very much:)


Wendy said...

I'm so sad we missed this one! I can't wait for the next one :) looks like fun!

April said...

Wendy, I really enjoyed it!!!! I hope you can make it next time:)