These tin cones, also called tin tinklers or jingle cones, were created by Native American tribes and used to decorate clothing, moccasins, hairpieces, pouches, and ceremonial dresses. When moved, they made a jingling sound similar to a wind chime moving in the breeze. Animal hair and feathers are often added to the cones for decoration.
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.
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
Discovery Kit: Anishinabe Culture (October 25 2019) Discovery Kits include a variety of artifacts and specimens from the Museum’s Collection that allow students to investigate global and local objects. The Collections support the Museum’s mission of inspiring curiosity and discovery around science, history, and culture. Each kit includes objects from the Museums archives, helpful resources and suggested activities. Discovery Kits are a great way for teachers to incorporate primary source and object-based learning into the classroom or as a way to prepare for or extend a Museum visit.
Virtual Discovery Kit: Anishinabe Culture (April 2020) Learn how the Anishinabek have lived alongside the natural world through a variety of artifacts that tell the story of the first people of this place.