Buffalo Dramatic Play

During Circle Time, we talked about the vast array of American Indians that composed what we call the United States today. A favoite of this week was the Plains Indians and their continual dependence upon the buffalo for their survival. Before the Europeans (and our Pilgrim friends) arrived, American Indians would hunt these large beasts on foot. Your little historian was introduced to this exciting ritual, where Plains Indians would often disguise themselves as wolves to assist them in the chase. To encourage our understanding of this adventure, we decided to recreate our understanding of the buffalo hunt. Using plastic buffaloes, grass, plastic indians, and dirt, we reconstructed the Great Plains.

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