Art and Culture of the Plains and Prairie Indians

Sharyn Brooks Katzman

Paintings of Native Americans by early expedition artists and the work of Indians themselves introduce the art and culture of the people who gave their names to Missouri and Kansas. Sharyn's demonstration of traditional leather bead-working is enhanced by hands-on examination of tools and supplies. Students learn to create a Winter Count, a pictorial way many Native Americans told the history of their group. Emphasis is placed on the continuity of Indian culture to the present day. 


To schedule this program please contact us at 816-531-4022 or by email at




Grade Levels: 3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12

Fees: $110 single, $95 each for 2 or more on the same day / The break between workshops must not exceed 90 minutes to receive the reduced rate. Title 1 Schools may qualify for funding assistance.

Maximum Audience Size: 30

Availability: Monday-Thursday; Friday mornings

Program Length: 45 minutes

Location: At Your School

Teacher Guide: art and culture of the plains and prairie indians

Requirements: Teachers must be present at all times during the workshop.

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