Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Kevin, Franklin and Michael before

their dance performance.

Playing shinney - A Plains Indian ball game
Jillian, Taylor and Syd


In formation.

American Indian Day

What a full day we had today! Here's what some of the kids had to say....

Company A

"My favorite thing I did was fishing. I like camp because I'm learning a lot of history." Katie

"The most interesting thing today was learning about the Indians." Amos

"Yes, to marching and fishing!" Hoksila

"I have been having so much fun at camp. I've met lots of new people." Brittney

"I learned about the Civil War and the Red Cloud Agency." Madeline

"The hike today was long but I learned about the Red Cloud Agency." Jared

"I love camp" Haley

Company B

"I really like the camp. It is fun." J.R.

"Today I caught a fish." Nathaniel

"Yesterday we learned drills, it was fun." Kylie

"I have made new friends here at camp." Bryttnee

"I like this camp because we get to learn how different cultures lived and we get to have fun." Andrea

"The reason why I liek camp is because the people seem to like me for who I am." Natasha

"This camp rocks. I like this camp a lot." Josie
After our tour of the fort, we had a meeting and introduced everyone. Mr. Rick talked to us about the Old Stories, New Voices camp and its goals. Then Mr. Lawrence, the camp director talked to us about expectations for the week.

After the meeting we all went to bed. Whew we were all tired.

Tomorrow is American Indian day. We are going to learn all about the American Indians who lived here. We are going to hear the music, learn about the dances of the Sioux Lakota and eat Indian food. In the afternoon we are going to go for a hike, fish, play shinny (an American Indian game) and try our hand at archery. It is going to be a very full day.

After dinner we had a wonderful horse-drawn wagon tour of the entire fort. It was a great finish to a great day.

Movin' In

In our t-shirts and hats. Lookin' good

We are living in Comanche Hall for the week. We love it! We all have comfortable beds, bathrooms and the best thing is that we are all together under one roof.

Comanche Hall

Nebraska camp begins!

We all arrived at beautiful Comanche Hall at Ft. Robinson State Park on Monday, August 11 at 5pm. Mr. Lawrence, our director, put us into four companys. Company A is headed by Mr. David and Ms. Katie; Company B is Ms. Tessa and Mr. Ezra; Company C is Mr. Patrick and Ms. Linn and Company D is Mr. Brandon and Ms. Amelia.