South Gallia High School teachers recently shared a lesson with Jeff Fowler’s American History class.
Focusing on the westward expansion and the Native Americans in the area, Fowler presented an informative lesson on the local Native tribes, their religious beliefs, and customs during the mid to late 1800’s. Ryan Shafer brought in his own personal artifact collection and discussed with the students the purpose of many different items, such as those used for hunting, fishing, and tanning hides.
Dian Fleming talked about the importance of the buffalo to the tribes and various hunting practices. The students were treated to bison tortillas and baked Indian pudding as part of this cultural experience prepared by Fleming and Linda Donohue.
Much of the information for this lesson was derived from sources provided by the Landmark Moments Fellowship Program, directed by Dr. Denise Shockley, superintendent of the Gallia-Vinton ESC.