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Create your own Parfleche!

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What is a parfleche? It is a box used by the Plains Indians to carry goods as they traveled. First, the class will discuss the uses of these highly ornate boxes and the nature of the Plains Indians' nomadic lifestyle. Then, the class will examine several close-up photos of a parfleche and get the chance to make one of their own.

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  • The activity would fit nicely into any Native-American unit
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