Mixed Peoples of Our First Nations
The People of The Hunting Ground

This page is dedicated to our future - the children.
We will be providing special web links so all you kids out here can have access to information so you can make your own Native American crafts and to learn more about Native Americans, especially here in The Hunting Ground. We will be also adding an online photo album,

Kid's Trail Photo Album, as soon as we receive your pictures. So, please check back to this page for updates as they become available.


FYI
The Hunting Ground is a name we use to refer to Kentucky. We took this name from a mixture of definitions of the Iroquois word for Kentucky which is kenhtake, that means grassy meadow, prairie, a hunting ground.

At one time Kentucky was spelled Kentuckee.


To all the children
Have you been to a Native American gathering (powwow) or festival, visited a historic place or site involving Native Americans or museum exhibit?
Please share your experience with us. Send us your stories and photographs and we will post them on this web page. We ask that you give us the who, what, where, and when of your experience. We will give you credit for your stories and photographs, so please send us whatever information about yourself that your parents will allow. We are looking forward to hearing from all your children and remember you are the future.
- The People Of The Hunting Ground

Kids' Trail

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We found this interesting list on the website of Kentucky Bison Company (www.kybisonco.com)


Native American Use of Buffalo


The following is only a partial list of the many items used and made from the

bison carcass by the Plains Indians. List supplied by the Fort Whyte Centre, Winnipeg, MB.




Rawhide
Drums
Shields
Moccasin Soles
Bladder
Pouches
Medicine Bag
 
Meat
Sausage
Jerky

Skull
Rituals

Muscles
Bows
Thread
Stomach Contents
Medicines
Paints
Fat
Tallow
Soaps
Blood
Soups
Paints
 

Stomach Liner

Water Containers
Cooking Vessels


Brain
Hide Preparation
Food
Tail
Medicine
Whips


Paunch Liner
Wrappings (Meat)
Buckets
Collapsible Cups

Beard
Ornamentations

Chips
Fuel
Diaper Powder
 
Hoofs, Feet, & Dewclaws
Glue
Rattles
Spoons
Horns
Arrow Points
Powder Horn




Hair
Pillows
Ropes





Bones

Pipes
Knives
Arrowheads
Scrapers
Paintbrushes
Game Dice
Toys
Buckskin
Tipi Covers
Winter Robes
Scrotum
Rattles
Canes
Tendons
Sinews - Sewing
Bowstrings
Teeth
Ornamentation
Gall
Yellow Paint
Liver
Tanning Agents
Tongue
Choice Meat
Comb (Rough Side)
Hind Leg Skin
Preshaped Moccasin

We found the information below at NativeTexh.com

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Indian Youth's Rite of Passage




Do you know the legend of the Cherokee Indian youth's rite of Passage?

His father takes him into the forest, blindfolds him an leaves him alone.  He is required to sit on a stump the whole night and not remove the blindfold until the rays of the morning sun shine through it.  He cannot cry out for help to anyone.

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Once he survives the night, he is a MAN

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He cannot tell the other boys of this experience, because each lad must come into manhood on his own. The boy is naturally terrified. He can hear all kinds of noises. Wild beasts must surely be all around him . Maybe even some human might do him harm. The wind blew the grass and earth, and shook his stump, but he sat stoically, never removing the blindfold. It would be the only way he could  become a man! Finally, after a horrific night the sun appeared and he removed his blindfold.

It was then that he discovered his father sitting on the stump next to him. He had been at watch the entire night, protecting his son from harm.

We, too, are never alone. Even when we don't know it, God is watching over  us,

Sitting on the stump beside us.  When trouble comes, all we have to do  is reach out to Him.

Just because you can't see God, doesn't mean He is not there. "For we walk by faith, not by sight"
2 Corinthians 5:7

If you liked this story, pass it on. If not, you took off your blindfold before dawn.

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Candy Dance at the 2010 Annual Richmond Gathering

in Richmond, KY

Candy Dance at the 2010 Annual Richmond Gathering

in Richmond, KY

At the 2010 Annual Richmond Gathering in Richmond, KY

At the 2009 All Nations at Westport Gathering

in Westport, KY

At the 2011 Kids At Art Night at Painted Stone Elemebtary School in Shelbyville, KY

At the 2011 Kids At Art Night at Painted Stone Elemebtary School in Shelbyville, KY

At the 2011 Kids At Art Night at Painted Stone Elemebtary School in Shelbyville, KY

At the 2011 Kids At Art Night at Painted Stone Elemebtary School in Shelbyville, KY

We have a photo album for this page, please use the photo album button at the top left this page to go to our photo album section and double click the title of the album, Kid's Trail Photo Album

to see more photos.

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American Indian Leaders

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LINKS FOR KIDS OF ALL AGES


FACTS FOR KIDS: POWHATAN INDIANS (POWHATANS)


FACTS FOR KIDS: CHEROKEE INDIANS (CHEROKEES)


FACTS FOR KIDS: CHICKASAW INDIANS (CHICKASAWS)


FACTS FOR KIDS: YUCHI INDIANS (YUCHIS)


FACTS FOR KIDS: SHAWNEE INDIANS (SHAWNEES)


INTER TRIBAL BUFFALO COUNCIL


NATIVE AMERICANS


PRO TEACHER! NATIVE AMERICAN LESSON PLANS


MRS. DONN'S SPECIAL SECTIONS - NATIVE AMERICANS


NATIVE AMERICAN CULTURE


WWWVL: AMERICAN INDIAN - EDUCATION RELATED INFORMATION


NATIVE AMERICAN RESOURCES FOR KIDS AND TEACHERS


NATIVE AMERICAN INDIAN FACTS AND HISTORIES


NATIVE AMERICAN FACTS FOR KIDS: (CHILDREN AND TEACHERS)


NATIVE AMERICAN KINDERCRAFTS


MULTICULTURAL ART AND CRAFT LESSONS FOR KIDS K - 12


NATIVE AMERICAN COLORING PAGES


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