This IS Kalapuyan Land

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This IS Kalapuyan Land opened in 2019 as a physical museum exhibition by Guest Curator Steph Littlebird Fogel (Grand Ronde, Kalapuya) and became an online exhibition in 2020. Fogel annotated panels from the museum’s prior exhibit on Kalapuyan peoples, curated contemporary Native artwork into the exhibition, and added historical content from David G. Lewis, Phd, who is a preeminent scholar on Western Oregon tribes. The exhibition prompts critical thinking around representation of Indigenous history and identity in non-Indigenous institutions.

This IS Kalapuyan Land learning materials are offered in a Visual Edition and in a Text-Based Edition. The Visual Edition is loosely recommended for grades 3-6, while the Text-Based Edition is recommended for grades 7 and up, including adults. All materials consist of worksheets that are meant for co-learning of educator and learner. Both editions contain the same main content for each section, but have a different structure for learner’s responses. Depending on your learners’ needs, you may choose to use one or the other, or offer both as a choice.

The Introduction and Artist sections are available in Spanish, thanks to Marcela Ulliberry Cabrera for giving her time and expertise. Full Spanish translations will be available by August 2022, thanks to support from the Cultural Coalition of Washington County.

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Visual Edition – Intro Key Vocab & Meet Steph
Text Based Edition – Introduction: Key Vocab & Meet Steph
  • Learn how to refer to Native peoples and to specific people’s tribal affiliations
  • Watch a short video of Steph Littlebird Fogel introducing the exhibition and the choices she made
Visual Edition – Tribes and Languages Map
Text Based Edition – Tribes and Languages Map
Spanish Visual Edition – MAPA DE TRIBUS E IDIOMAS
  • Locate Kalapuyan land on the map
  • Consider the impact of place names in Indigenous languages
Visual Edition – Artist Angelica Trimble Yanu
Text Based Edition – Artist Angelica Trimble Yanu
Spanish Visual Edition – Artista Angelica Trimble Yanu
  • Conduct a guided analysis of Angelica’s artwork The Sun Bathed Everything
  • Learn how land and language holds memories for Angelica as an Oglala Lakota artist
  • Create a swirled ring painting or a monotype print
Visual Edition – Kalapuyan Lifeways
Text Based Edition – Kalapuyan Lifeways

Spanish visual edition forthcoming.

  • Identify how Kalapuyan lifeways relate to this region’s climate and plants
  • Find connections between Pacific Northwest tribes through trade
  • Stop false myths and recognize that Kalapuyan’s purposefully shaped the land through fire and harvesting
Visual Edition – Artist Derrick Lawvor
Text Based Edition – Artist Derrick Lawvor
Spanish Visual Edition – Artista Derrick Lawvor
  • Conduct a guided analysis of Derrick’s artwork S.O.S.
  • Learn how salmon and traditions impact Derrick’s family as a Modoc artist
  • Create a seasonal round diagram or a paper-mache bone
Visual Edition – Broken Treaties
Text Based Edition – Broken Treaties

Spanish visual edition forthcoming.

  • Compare Native and settler perspectives on the arrival of settlers to Oregon
  • Follow Grand Ronde’s course of treaty making and breaking from reservations to termination and restoration
  • Discuss reasons for the current Land Back movement
Visual Edition – Artist Phillip Thomas
Text Based Edition – Artist Phillip Thomas
Spanish Visual Edition – Artista Phillip Thomas
  • Conduct a guided analysis of Phillip’s artwork Floating Loksi’
  • Learn about the significance of turtles and forced removal on Phillip’s tribe as a Chickasaw artist
  • Create a drawing of an imagined traveling home
Visual Edition – Family Separation
Text Based Edition – Family Separation

Spanish Visual Edition forthcoming.

  • Recognize the ways that Native boarding schools forced Native children to assimilate
  • See how Native kids carry on culture today
  • Notice the emotions of Native kids at boarding school and your own response to this painful subject
Visual Edition – Artist Carol Haskins
Text Based Edition – Artist Carol Haskins
Spanish Visual Edition – Artista Carol Haskins
  • Conduct a guided analysis of Carol’s artwork Beaded Yoke
  • Learn how beading celebrates and carries on culture in Carol’s role as a Grand Ronde artist and teacher
  • Create a symbolic gift of care for an important person in your life