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Friday, May 4, 2012

Corn Husk Dolls

My school was lucky enough to have an artist in resident for two weeks during the month of April.She is a working artist from the Oneida Nation, Native American Tribe. Not only did my classes make great art projects, but they also got a cultural lesson on the history of the Oneida People.

Third graders learned the story of the Iroquois Corn Husk Doll told orally by the artist. (She also provided little cards with the story on it to attach to the dolls once we were done making them. The first day we built the dolls.Some of the knot tying is a little hard for the third graders, but everyone was able to finish building the first day. The second day we made clothes for them with scrap fabric, added hair, and other accessories, like feathers, belts, gemstones, and braiding the hair. They turned out great!

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