National Museum of the American Indian

The National Museum of the American Indian offered a program called Telling the American Story. The American story has been profoundly shaped by American Indians, yet the stories told about Indians are often false and almost always incomplete. What do we gain by telling stories that may not be true? What do we lose? In this program, students examinee three key events in American history—the first Thanksgiving, the life of Pocahontas, and the Battle of Little Bighorn—to uncover the hidden stories behind them.

Grade 7 students engaged in an interactive discussion and presentation about uncovering the hidden stories of the American past and explored how Native Americans have shaped American history and culture. Teacher, Dr. Riley said "The virtual field trip was a great success and connected perfectly to the Grade 7 curriculum."

Battle of the Little Bighorn


  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Middle School