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Compare and contrast life for first North Americans from two different geographic regions: the Pacific North West Coast and the Great Plains.

Discover how the climate and resources of each region shaped life for two different tribes, the Haida (Pacific North West Coast) and Lakota (Great Plains). Handle objects from each region including a totem pole and beaded moccasins and share your findings with your classmates.

The Horniman’s World Gallery is the perfect place to explore your topic, with stunning displays of North American objects made by native groups from the Great Plains, North West Coast and the Arctic. The Horniman Gardens are home to a stunning 20-foot high totem pole carved by Tlingit artist Nathan Jackson, one of only a small number in the UK. Also, on display near the Museum’s main entrance, you can see a beautiful Navajo sand painting.

Key Information.

Suitable for: KS2, KS3

Ages: 7-11, 11-14

Subjects: Citizenship, Geography, History, Anthropology

Topics: Human & Physical Geography, Migration & Immigration, Storytelling, Team Building, Materials, Community, Signs & Symbols, North America, Tribes

Type: At Venue

Duration: 60 minutes

Cost: From £2.41 per student (£72.50 per session, excluding VAT)

Dates: Ongoing

Max. Students: 30

SEND: Yes - suitable for students with SEND

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The Horniman connects us all with global cultures and the natural environment, encouraging us to shape a positive future for the world we all share.

Learn about their world-class collections and discover information about world cultures, music, different species and the natural environment we all share.

There is more that unites us than divides us, and this can clearly be seen when looking at the 350,000 or so objects in the Horniman collections.

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