Kansas Kaleidoscope, November 1997
(Volume 1, Number 3)
Real People. Real Stories.
A fun magazine for kids!
THE NATIVE AMERICAN IN KANSAS
Were You Born in Kansas?
If you were, you are a native Kansan. Now, think about your great-great-grandparents. Were they born in Kansas? Chances are, they were not but instead were immigrants, people who moved here from another country. They were native German if they were born in Germany or native Mexican if they were born in Mexico.
Early Plains Peoples--Pre 1800s
The First European Contact
The Emigrant Indians & Missions--1830s to 1860s
Broken Promises--Mid- to late 1800s
The All-Purpose Buffalo
In early times, American bison, also known as buffalo, roamed the plains in huge herds. The buffalo was sacred to the Plains Indians. They considered the animal to be the giver of life and to have great spiritual power.
Meet Felicia Chisholm
"I'm proud of my Indian heritage," says 12-year-old Felicia Meairs Chisholm, a 6th grader at Haysville Middle School near Wichita.
For centuries, Native American did not use an alphabet. Plains Indians recorded their activities with pictures drawn on buffalo robes, hide tipis, and rock. Few of these early records have survived today.
In This Issue:
- Kaleidoscope Quiz
- Word Search
A symbol of Native American Heritage
Make your own bead loom and create a beaded design with weaving!