Wind River Education

In the center of Wyoming is the seventh largest and fifth most populated Indian Reservation in the United States: the Wind River Reservation, home of the Eastern Shoshone and Northern Arapaho tribes.
Included in this website are videos, lesson plans, and links to educational resources for teachers and students.
What is the value of teaching Native American history?
What can be learned about our past, our present, and our future from studying the history and culture of Native Americans?

Why Teach Native American History?

External Resources

Additional Modules

No Indians or Dogs Allowed, the Miss Indian America Pageant

The Miss Indian America pageant was launched by Sheridan residents in the 1950s to combat discrimination. The story is told through the eyes of Miss Indian America title holders who held a reunion in 2013, serving as grand marshals in the Sheridan WYO Rodeo parade and commemorating a legacy of bridging cultures.

External Resources

Major funding for the Wind River Education Project was provided by the Wyoming Legislature. Additional funding was provided by the Matthew & Virgie Dragicevich Wyoming Foundation Trust. © 2016-21 KCWC-TV/WyomingPBS

9th-12th Grades Standards Mapped to Lesson Plans

8th Grade Standards Mapped to Lesson Plans

3rd-5th Grade Standards Mapped to Lesson Plans

Teacher Bios

If your school blocks YouTube, you can access the Wind River modules here.