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 March 23, 2017

Editor’s Note: As we gear up for our annual Native American Education Day (this year scheduled for April 12), we will run a series of articles on this event. These are the first in a series of 4.

Native American Facts
By: Autumn Harris, Cadence Parrish

Lockwood celebrates our Native American culture every year. Lockwood school boasts a population that is 12 Native American. In 1997 Montana began requiring schools to incorporate Native American education. There are many facts about Montana Native Americans that you might have might not of heard of. It all started 12,017 years ago, with the Paleo-Indian Era. The Paleo-Indians were the earliest human inhabitants in the U. S.. There are 8 tribes in Montana: Flathead with the population of 7,900, Fort Belnap, population of 7,000, Fort Peck, population of 13,000, Little Shell Chippewa, with a population of 5,100, Northern Cheyenne, population, 10,500, Rock Boy with a population of 6,000, Black Feet with a population of 17,000, and Crow with a population of 13,300.

In 1830, The Indian Removal Act was approved by Congress. To make matters even worse, in 1862 the U.S Congress passed The Homestead Act, opening The Great Plains to white settlers. From 1876 to 1877 the Great Sioux War, in Montana, is known as the Battle of Rosebud. If you live in Montana, you might know about the Battle of the Little Bighorn. It was in 1876, when the battle broke out between the U.S army and many allied Native American tribes. Cheyenne, Sioux, and Lakota warriors, under the lead of the chief, Crazy Horse, turned back soldiers. That in turn, made Custer pay dearly, losing his men, the battle, and his life. In 1969 all Native Americans were finally recognized as U.S citizens.

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Native American Past Events
By: Isabel Geertz, Kiarra Sayler

Many changes have been made since the very first Native American day at Lockwood schools. For example, in 2014, Lockwood 8th grade students, Precious Bearcrane and Michaiah Pease recommended that we start a Native American Day at Lockwood School. Ever since then, we have done a teepee raising and other events. Also, every year the events are evolving into more hands on activities.The hands on activities have included native dancing, art, food, games, and many others. "Things usually go very well, except when unexpected weather comes in," said Mrs.Roberts, the creator of this Native American learning experience.

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Lockwood School Website

The Lockwood School website is a great source for information about the school. Breakfast and lunch menus, calendars for events and sports, board minutes, newsletters, and much, much more are available on the site. The drop-down menu at the top of the welcome page includes quick links to different buildings and departments of the school. There is also a general interest area with items such as the lunch schedules, board minutes, classroom mini websites, and contact information. Other drop-down menus include the parent center, student center, staff center and social media/sign-ups.

We invite you to visit our website at www.lockwoodschool.org often because updates are made daily. If you have any questions or ideas for the site, please contact the webmaster at grantd@lockwoodschool.org.