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PBS Utah 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.
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 student will be able to connect the artistry and innovation of Utah's five tribes to their history and 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.
The student will be able to identify important elements of Goshute culture through their oral tradition.
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 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 student will learn about Ute culture by investigating the Bear Dance tradition.
The student will be able to create a visual representation of the knowledge gained studying the American Indians of Utah.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The student will be able to identify major Ute leaders and explain their unique contributions to their tribes and the history of Utah.
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.
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.
The student will be able to perceive the challenges of navigating multiple cultures faced by contemporary Indians.
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 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 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 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.
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.
The student will be able to write an essay using knowledge gained studying the American Indians of Utah.
Resources to help you celebrate and recognize the accomplishments of the peoples who were the original inhabitants, explorers and settlers of the United States.
Articles, tribal documents, oral histories, photographs, and maps pertaining to Utah's Indian tribes.
Lesson plans and resources for 4th and 7th grades and high school, tied to state standards.
A locally produced documentary focusing on the stories and ways of the Goshute tribe. Duration: 29min 15sec
A PBS Utah documentary focusing on the stories and ways of the Navajo people. Duration: 29min 20sec
Learn about the Northwestern Shoshone people in this PBS Utah documentary. Duration: 29min 15sec
PBS Utah's documentary on the Paiute tribe. Duration: 29min 30sec
The Ute tribe is beautifully protrayed in this PBS Utah's documentary. Duration: 29min 20sec
Download and view the PBS American Experience We Shall Remain series. Utah Educators can access this video via eMedia.
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.
PBS Utah is one of Utah's public broadcasting stations. PBS Utah offers the full PBS schedule, an instructional television block, and award-winning, locally-produced television programs and documentaries.
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.
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Goshute, Northwestern Band of the Shoshone, Southern Paiute, and Ute nations