Teaching all of American history

A recent news report says that a Nisqually Tribe citizen told Olympia Washington area students on Friday that there’s a reason many people don’t know much about American Indian history.

“It’s not in the history books.”

Instead, more than 85 students learned firsthand about American Indian culture at the Nisqually Youth and Community Center as part of an event put on by Village to Village, a project aimed at teaching students about other cultures.

Students learned traditional American Indian dances and participated in wood carving, beading and weaving. . . .

“People only think of Native Americans as ‘back in the day,’” said Shakohwin Black Cloud, 17. “Every other culture is in the present.”

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