• Last modified 1984 days ago (Jan. 17, 2019)


Learn about local native cultures online

What was life like hundreds of years ago for the Osage and other local native tribes? Where are they now?

Annie Wilson of Elmdale, along with Osage tribal elders, cultural experts, artists, land managers, and educators, has developed 60 online lessons on native people of the Flint Hills.

The lessons include activities for kindergarten through 12th grade, as well as fact sheets, maps, and booklets for all ages.

“I am so inspired by the values and spirit of these native people,” Wilson said. “These resources not only tell the fascinating and deeply moving story of their past, but also emphasize that native people are still here in the Flint Hills, working hard to build a positive future for their people and the land.”

Half of the Osage lessons are historical, and half are about what the Osage Nation is doing today.

Wilson is coordinator of the Flint Hills Map and Education Program, a project of the Flint Hills Discovery Center.

The new Osage, Kanza, and other Flint Hills native studies lessons and resource links are available on the Flint Hills Discovery Center website under Learning Resources.

Last modified Jan. 17, 2019