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Irvington Fourth-Graders Learn Indian Lore At Ward Pound Ridge Reservation

Irvington fourth-graders took a trip to the Ward Pound Ridge Reservation to participate in its Indian Lore program.
Irvington fourth-graders took a trip to the Ward Pound Ridge Reservation to participate in its Indian Lore program. Photo Credit: Irvington Union Free School District
Students learned about how Eastern  Woodland Indians lived.
Students learned about how Eastern Woodland Indians lived. Photo Credit: Irvington Union Free School District
The students discussed the types of food that Indians ate.
The students discussed the types of food that Indians ate. Photo Credit: Irvington Union Free School District
The types of shelter that the Lenape lived in was also discussed.
The types of shelter that the Lenape lived in was also discussed. Photo Credit: Irvington Union Free School District

IRVINGTON, N.Y. -- Irvington School District fourth-graders visited the Ward Pound Ridge Reservation and participated in an interactive educational program, Indian Lore.

The program focused on the lives of  the Lenape, and how these local Eastern Woodland Indians lived during the period of first contact with the European settlers.

Staff naturalists discussed and demonstrated the three key aspects of Lenape life: the hunting, gathering, and farming of food sources; the use of stone, wood, bone and other natural materials for tool manufacturing; and the games and toys and leisure activities of the Lenape people. Students and faculty also experienced village life in the Museum's traditional wigwam.

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