Tall Pine visits Lisbon students

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LISBON – History visited Lisbon Community School on April 5 and 6 when the fourth grade was visited by Tall Pine, an Indian. Tall Pine (Robert Bull) spent time with each class over a two-day period, teaching about the American Indians across the United States. He brought more than 1,000 Indian items and artifacts to share.

Students learned that the Maine Indians were not warriors, but hunters as evidenced by the arrowheads found over the years.

Students were able to model clothing and jewelry made by the Indians. They found that much of the early jewelry was made from items such as corn that had been died and parts of animals like the quills of a porcupine and a bear’s foot.

Food was shared and tasted. The students learned that much of what people eat today originated with the Indians.

For other events at Lisbon Community School, visit www.union30.org and click on the newsletter icon or contact Community Resource Coordinator Monica Millhime at 754-0021 or e-mail monica@union30.org.

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