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Experience the Land
Persectives as if we were the uninhabited land.
Discoveries of the Native People.
What we think the voice of the land would say about sharing the land with the Native People.
Our discoveries of settlement in the Millarville area.
Our perspectives on what the land would say about development.
Discovering what future possibilities there are for our hamlet.
What we think the land would say about the future.
One complete journey through time by a grade 3 student.

Sharing with the Native People

The first recorded residents in the Millarville area were the Stoney. They used the local history books and websites that showcased the learning of previous Millarville students to learn more about the Stoney. Students returned to the land and again wrote from the perspective of the landscape. When you read the voices of the land look for the historical knowledge that is imbedded in the students writing. With this knowledge, the students explored the impact the Stoney had on the land.

"Voices of the Land"

On The Land
by Katelyn, Grade 2

I feel a beautiful breeze. The trees feel good behind my back. The native people are camped here because of this beautiful land. They have a big area for putting up their tipis. I wonder what they might be doing, maybe finding an eagle feather or maybe hunting for buffalo. The buffalo are special to the natives, they are used for food and clothing. The Stoney might leave something behind, like an arrowhead, a rope for their tipis, an eagle feather or a piece of wolf hair but that is all.

Native Visitor
by Austin, Grade 2

I felt the sun burning on me. It was so hot. I heard native stories around a campfire. I like listening to them. I saw a horse walking beside me. It slept beside me at night and it accidentally stepped on me. It didn't hurt because I'm hard. In the morning the horse was gone and I was in a different place. I was on the horse with a lot of other stuff. We stopped at another native camp.

by Branden , Grade 2

It's fun being a willow. I see a native child running. I can see a man building a bow and arrow on one side of me. Away, on the other side I see young buffalo running and playing and pretending to charge each other. There are wolves to hunt. There are buffalo to hunt.

The Camp
by Sarah, Grade 3

In the camp, the women are doing beadwork and children are playing. The horse that is tied to me just kicked my back and neighed. The night air has finally brought sleep to the earth. In the morning, the horses are gone on a hunt with the Native People. They left some rocks in circles, twigs and pieces of hide caught on a branch. That was all that was left.
Now it's silent. There is lots of space, there is shade, it is cozy and you sort of get a warm feeling here. Herbs and other plants grow here. The twittering of the birds and the whoo of the owls at night, are like magic.

Copyright © 2003 Pam Irving, Foothills School Division #38
Copyright © 2003 Galileo Educational Network Association (GENA™)

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