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Are you a teacher looking for curriculum ideas or other teaching resources on Native American history and contemporary life?  Explore our list of resources and free downloads.  We also encourage you to continue your learning of American Indian cultures by reaching out to local tribes for more resources

Lessons & Resources



Center for American Indian Research and Native Studies, Lesson Plans & Activities

Lakota Language Resources

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National Museum of the American Indian

Instructional and informational resources

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Wayáwa Čik’ala

Little Learners provides educational programming for children ages 1-5, all in the Lakota language.
Wolakota Project

Wolakota Project

Provides educational resources through a partnership between TIE, the SD Department of Education, and the SD Department of Tribal Relations.

Lakota Language Consortium

Lakota Language Consortium

Is a trusted partner for learners, providing self and group study materials as well as live and virtual events.

Free Downloads


Uses of the Buffalo Chart (pdf)

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The Medicine Wheel (pdf)


Oceti Sakowin (pdf)


The Tepee – A Portable Home (pdf)

Wandering Wanda Activity Page (pdf)

St. Joseph’s Indian School Coloring Book (pdf)