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P r o c e d u r e : 1 . R e v i e w A m e r i c a n I n d i a n H o r s e s ( S e e a t t a c h e d i m a g e s ) : H a v e s t u d e n t s c h o o s e a s p e c i f i c h o r s e a s i n s p i r a t i o n . T h e y s h o u l d m a k e t h e i r h o r s e d a n c e s t i c k i n t h e l i k e n e s s o f t h a t h o r s e .

2 . D e c o r a t e : I f p o s s i b l e h a v e s t u d e n t s r e s e a r c h A m e r i c a n I n d i a n d e s i g n s i n r e s o u r c e b o o k s o r d e s i g n b o o k s . A f e w e x a m - p l e s o f d e s i g n s b o o k s a r e N o r t h A m e r i c a n I n d i a n D e s i g n C o l o r i n g B o o k b y P a u l K e n n e d y , N o r t h A m e r i c a n I n d i a n M o t i f s b y M a g g i e K a t e , o r N o r t h A m e r i c a n I n d i a n B e a d w o r k P a t t e r n s b y P a m e l a S t a n l e y - M i l l n e r . H a v e s t u d e n t s c u t o u t t h e H o r s e D a n c e S t i c k P a t t e r n p r i n t e d o n c a r d s t o c k ( c u t t i n g a l l s o l i d l i n e s ) . D i r e c t s t u d e n t s t o a d d p a t - t e r n s o r d e s i g n s o n t o t h e h o r s e h e a d w i t h m a r k e r s a n d e n c o u r a g e t h e m t o a l s o i n c o r p o r a t e s y m b o l s . A f e w i m p o r t a n t s y m b o l s i n c l u d e :

Sun an important symbol to wish for good weather during a hunt.

Circles are painted around the horse’s eye to give keen sight to see far away.

A fence symbol is painted on the jaw of the horse to keep in good luck.

The buffalo symbol showed how thankful the hunter was for his past success.

An arrow for swiftness is painted to the horse’s legs to give the horse speed.

Buffalo tracks painted on the horse’s hips represent good hunts in the past.

Have students decorate an additional piece of cardstock or cardboard tube for the body.

3 . A s s e m b l e : H a v e s t u d e n t s a t t a c h e a r s i n t o t h e c u t s a t t h e t o p o f t h e h e a d . N e x t h a v e s t u d e n t s f o l d t h e e d g e s o f t h e h o r s e h e a d a r o u n d c r e a t i n g a c i r c l e a n d a t t a c h . T o f i n i s h t h e h e a d a t t a c h t h e l o n g n o s e s t r i p a n d f o l d o v e r c r e - a t i n g a c i r c l e i n t h e f r o n t o f t h e f a c e . A t t a c h h o r s e h e a d t o a c a r d b o a r d p a p e r t u b e ( o r r o l l p a p e r i n t o a t u b e ) O n c e . t h e h o r s e h e a d i s a s s e m b l e d c o n t i n u e t o d e c o r a t e b y a d d i n g r a f f i a o r y a r n f o r a m a n e o r h o r s e t a i l a n d a d d b e a d s o r f e a t h e r s .

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