Monday, December 01, 2008

Winter Count

We're studying the Plains Indians and this is the Man-Cub's Winter Count...

He first wrote his story and then drew the pictographs for it on paper - he even made up some of his own pictographs...

Then transfered it to his 'hide' - a paper bag torn in the shape of a hide...


  1. hey- looks like a good student!! i'm not familiar with the term "count" used in this context...?? love, k

  2. Hey K,

    It's a sort of calendar/diary used by the plains indians to keep track of a year - a famous one you can search is the Custer Year one - known as the year we lost the horse as they were rounded up and put on reservations without any horses. There's a good article here



  3. Interesting history lesson. The use of the paper as hide is neat. E

  4. Anonymous1:35 AM

    Wonderful! Looks like he was really engrossed in it too.

    Great to be back in the blogging world and look forward to visiting you more often!