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We Shall Remain

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KUED 7 produced We Shall Remain: A Native History of Utah, a five-part documentary focusing on the stories and ways of the Ute, Paiute, Northwestern Shoshone, Goshute, and Navajo people. Below are lesson plans and resources that support the documentaries.

Elementary Lesson Plans

Rethinking First ContactRethinking First Contact
The Effects of European Arrival on the Established Cultures of North America

The student will combine their knowledge of Christopher Columbus with information about first contact among the Great Basin tribes to understand the many consequences of contact between Indians and Europeans in the Great Basin.
The Art & Technology of Utah's 5 Unique Indian CulturesThe Art & Technology of Utah's 5 Unique Indian Cultures
The student will be able to connect the artistry and innovation of Utah's five tribes to their history and culture.
How the Meanings of Colors Transmit Navajo CultureHow the Meanings of Colors Transmit Navajo Culture
Students will be able to identify the four colors important to the Navajos and understand how these colors represent different elements of Navajo culture. They will also be able to understand how values and beliefs associated with color help transmit culture from one generation to the next.
Use of Storytelling in the Transmission of Goshute CultureUse of Storytelling in the Transmission of Goshute Culture
The student will be able to identify important elements of Goshute culture through their oral tradition.
Shoshone Seasonal Land Use and CultureShoshone Seasonal Land Use and Culture
The student will be able to analyze the relationship between the culture and environments of the Northwestern Shoshones. The student will also understand the importance of oral tradition to the transmission of Shoshone culture.
The Trade Economy of the Southern PaiutesThe Trade Economy of the Southern Paiutes
The student will be able to identify the subsistence practices of the Southern Paiutes and analyze the economic and social connections between the different bands of Southern Paiutes in Utah.
The Bear Dance as an Expression of Ute CultureThe Bear Dance as an Expression of Ute Culture
The student will learn about Ute culture by investigating the Bear Dance tradition.
We Shall Remain: Fourth Grade AssessmentWe Shall Remain: Fourth Grade Assessment
The student will be able to create a visual representation of the knowledge gained studying the American Indians of Utah.
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Middle School Lesson Plans

Rethinking ThanksgivingRethinking Thanksgiving
The Reality of Indian-English Relations in Colonial New England

The student will be able to comprehend the differences between the story of Thanksgiving and the reality of the political tensions in early seventeenth-century New England and compare that situation to the settlement of Utah.
The Ingenuity of Utah's Indian LeadersThe Ingenuity of Utah's Indian Leaders
The student will be able to identify some of Utah's American Indian leaders and explain their unique contributions to their tribes and the history of Utah.
How the Miss Navajo Competition Reflects the Ingenuity of The Navajo Tribe and its Young WomenHow the Miss Navajo Competition Reflects the Ingenuity of The Navajo Tribe and its Young Women
The student will be able to understand how the skills necessary to win the Miss Navajo competition reflect the ingenuity and culture of the Navajo people.
Goshute Adaptability in a Delicate Homeland and the Impact of White EnroachmentGoshute Adaptability in a Delicate Homeland and the Impact of White Enroachment
The student will be able to relate the ingenuity and adaptability of the Goshutes to the environmental conditions and historical events that characterized the Goshute experience in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
The Life and Legacy of Chief WashakieThe Life and Legacy of Chief Washakie
An Example of Ingenuity

The student will be able to comprehend the changing circumstances impacting the Northwestern Band of the Shoshone through the life story of Chief Washakie.
Female Leaders Throughout Paiute HistoryFemale Leaders Throughout Paiute History
The student will understand the life of Sarah Winnemucca and be able to draw connections between Winnemucca's beliefs and accomplishments and the beliefs and impact of contemporary Southern Paiute women leaders.
Ute Ingenuity as Personified by Historic Ute LeadersUte Ingenuity as Personified by Historic Ute Leaders
The student will be able to identify major Ute leaders and explain their unique contributions to their tribes and the history of Utah.
We Shall Remain: Seventh  Grade AssessmentWe Shall Remain: Seventh Grade Assessment
The student will be able to discern the correct answers to multiple choice questions based on comprehension of the materials presented on the American Indians of Utah.
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High School Lesson Plans

Rethinking Manifest DestinyRethinking Manifest Destiny
Westward Expansion and American Indian Sovereignty

The student will be able to weigh the events of history influenced by the assumption of manifest destiny by examining the underlying concepts and points of view involved.
Living in Two Worlds? Being Indian in UtahLiving in Two Worlds? Being Indian in Utah
The student will be able to perceive the challenges of navigating multiple cultures faced by contemporary Indians.
The Long Walk and the Escape to UtahThe Long Walk and the Escape to Utah
The student will be able to examine United States Indian policy by understanding the events surrounding the Long Walk. They also will be able to understand how the Long Walk and the escape to Utah serve as examples of Navajo determination and persistence.
The Skull Valley Goshutes and the Nuclear Waste Storage ControversyThe Skull Valley Goshutes and the Nuclear Waste Storage Controversy
The student will be able to comprehend how tribal sovereignty is complicated by disagreements over land use, economic development, and state vs. federal control. They will also understand the economic and ecological variables that have shaped the Skull Valley Band of Goshute's attempted acquisition of a nuclear waste storage facility.
The Northwestern Shoshones, the Bear River, and Economic SovereigntyThe Northwestern Shoshones, the Bear River, and Economic Sovereignty
The student will be able to understand the tragic circumstances of the Bear River Massacre. They will also discover the adaptability and determination of the Northwestern Band of the Shoshone in their ability to repurpose the site.
The Southern Paiutes of Utah: From Termination to RestorationThe Southern Paiutes of Utah: From Termination to Restoration
The student will be able to evaluate the effects of the federal government's termination and restoration policies on the Paiute Tribe of Utah and connect this history to the importance of Native American sovereignty.
Ute Sovereignty and the Competition Over Resources on the Uintah-Ouray ReservationUte Sovereignty and the Competition Over Resources on the Uintah-Ouray Reservation
The students will understand the history of the Utes' displacement and dispossession, as well as how vital land and resources are to the sovereignty of the Ute nation in Utah.
We Shall Remain: High School AssessmentWe Shall Remain: High School Assessment
The student will be able to write an essay using knowledge gained studying the American Indians of Utah.
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Additional Resources

American Indian Heritage Month Resources
Resources to help you celebrate and recognize the accomplishments of the peoples who were the original inhabitants, explorers and settlers of the United States.
Utah American Indian Digital Archive
Articles, tribal documents, oral histories, photographs, and maps pertaining to Utah's Indian tribes.
We Shall Remain - PBS Web site
American Experience: a provocative multi-media project that establishes Native history as an essential part of American history.
Utah Indian Curriculum Project
Lesson plans and resources for 4th and 7th grades and high school, tied to state standards.
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Videos


KUED's We Shall Remain: The Goshute
A locally produced documentary focusing on the stories and ways of the Goshute tribe. Duration: 29min 15sec
KUED's We Shall Remain: The Navajo
A KUED documentary focusing on the stories and ways of the Navajo people. Duration: 29min 20sec
KUED's We Shall Remain: The Northwestern Shoshone
Learn about the Northwestern Shoshone people in this KUED documentary. Duration: 29min 15sec
KUED's We Shall Remain: The Paiute
KUED's documentary on the Paiute tribe. Duration: 29min 30sec
KUED's We Shall Remain: The Ute
The Ute tribe is beautifully protrayed in this KUED documentary. Duration: 29min 20sec
We Shall Remain - PBS
Download and view the PBS American Experience We Shall Remain series. Utah Educators can access this video via eMedia.
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Partners

American West Center
In 1964 A. R. Mortensen and C. Gregory Crampton, two University of Utah history professors, founded the American West Center with the then unique mission of researching the history and culture of the American West.
KUED 7
KUED is one of Utah's public broadcasting stations. KUED offers the full PBS schedule, an instructional television block, and award-winning, locally-produced television programs and documentaries.
Utah Division of Indian Affairs
The UDIA provides general information about Indians/tribes and also provides presentations to various sectors: public, private, schools. UDIA is also responsible for 'repatriation of American Indian human remains' found on non-federal lands.
Utah State Board of Education
USBE ensures literacy and numeracy, provides high quality instruction, establishes curriculum with high standards and relevance, and requires effective assessment to inform high quality instruction and accountability for all Utah children.
Utah Tribes
Goshute, Northwestern Band of the Shoshone, Southern Paiute, and Ute nations
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