Wind River Education

How did the Northern Arapaho come to Wyoming? What are the Arapaho values? Why were Arapaho tribal names changed?

External Resources

Wyoming's Native Americans: The Bozeman Trail

Students will learn about the "Clash of Cultures" by watching  a short video from the WyomingPBS documentary "The Bozeman Trail: A Rush to Montana's Gold".
Sensitive: This resource contains material that may be sensitive for some students. Teachers should exercise discretion in evaluating whether this resource is suitable for their class.

  • Lesson Plan 1 - 8th Grade - Northern Arapaho
  • Lesson Plan 2 - 9th-12th Grades - Northern Arapaho

  • Arapaho Truths

    The Northern Arapaho of the Wind River Indian Reservation are storytellers. In an effort to pass their culture to the next generation, the Elders tell the children four traditional stories. Using clay animation, shadow puppets, paintings, drawings, and performance, the children make the stories come to life.”

  • Lesson Plan 1 - 4 th Grade - Northern Arapaho

  • 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.