Native Americans of Iowa:
Using the Natural Environment


Two Sessions: Saturdays, Nov. 3, 17; 1:30-3:30 PM

Location: Pleasant Hill Library, 5151 Maple Drive, Pleasant Hill

Cost: $24

Class Limit: 25


Take an interesting walk through history with photos and hands-on materials to learn how Native American tribes living in Iowa before America was settled by Europeans processed materials from their environment and were able to survive Iowa’s harsh climate. Learn how they converted trees and other plants, as well as animal skins, into tools, housing, clothing and blankets.


Instructor Melinda Carriker received BA degrees in communication and earth science from the University of Northern Iowa. She has spent many years researching the history of the Ioway Tribe, learning from current Ioways and members of other tribes and replicating the way they lived around 300 years ago. Melinda, who loves to share her knowledge about the rich Native American culture that helped shape Iowa, was supervisor of the Ioway Farm at Living History Farms for 20 years.




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