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Native American
Archaeology ➔ Brooch Or Gorget

Identifier:
117734
Description:
This gorget was made by a Montreal silversmith for trade with the Anishnabe in the Great lakes area. Gorgets, worn as ornaments, are still commonly seen on traditional Anishnabe clothing.
Date:
1784 – 1809
Materials:
Silver
Current Location Status:
In Storage
Source:
Gift Of Yoder, Lester J.
Rights:

Exhibit/Program
Investigate: Native American Cultural Artifacts (September 2018)
During the Investigate program, students will take the role of Museum curators and use close observation and critical thinking to discover the origin, meaning, and importance of real objects from the Museum’s Collection. Students will learn how to handle and study primary sources and will be pushed to consider how singular objects or groups of objects can tell meaningful stories about our place.
Student Objectives:
  • Learners will be able to analyze primary sources (artifacts, specimens, and photographs) and make inferences about the story or significance of the sources.
  • Learners will be able to describe what these cultural objects can tell us about the lifestyle and values of the Native Americans who used them.

Curriculum Connections:

  • NGSS Science and Engineering Practices: Constructing Explanations; Engaging in Argument from Evidence
  • ELA Common Core Standards by Domain: Research to Build and Present Knowledge
  • Michigan K-12 Social Studies Standards: H1 The World in Temporal Terms: Historical Habits of Mind, H2 Living and Working Together in Families and Communities, Now and Long Ago, H3 The History of Michigan and the Great Lakes Region, G2 Places and Regions, G4 Human Systems, P1 Reading and Communication, P2 Inquiry Research and Analysis

Makers/Donors
Cruickshank, Robert

Yoder, Lester J.