Native American Children
The Native American children were taught by their elders. They were taught how to do errands, how to be warriors, how to cook, how to hunt, and how to take care of kids. But in each tribe there were different roles for each gender. As the kids grew up they helped their parents. The boys went with the men and the girls went with the women. They watched their parents work and learned from them. They were told legends and folk tales by their elders.
The newborn children were taken in different ways. Some of them were carried on their backs. Others were carried in a small woven carriage. Usually the mothers took them around with them. Once they got older the girls were given permission to use a symbol to announce that they were now ready for marriage. When the boys got older they went with the other men.

Nez Perce
Native American Children
The Red Power Movement
Yvette, Erika, Leilani
The Mott Hall School

Class 6-105