Does anyone know of good links concerning Native American history? I am currently reading the Little house books to Ariana and Trevor. The 1930's referances to native Americans created an ongoing discussion. Most of you know how inquisitive Ariana is. Fortunatly or unfortunatly, depends on how you look at it, she is beginning to understand that not everyone celebrates one another's heritage.
Her father is justifiably proud of his roots, Native and European, but was not raised with alot of input. We have begun with some books and a baby doll that looks like her. As I am the one they are with the most I get the questions that are asked at the quiet times. I'd like to be able to help them find their own answers.
Trevor's are more basic, being 3 1/2. Yesterday it was - "Is my brain here? (patting his tummy)" - No it's here. Patting his head. "Do I have a baby in my tummy?" (favorite 2nd cousin just had a beautiful baby girl) - No boys don't have babies in their tummies. "But Grandma I want babies when I gets big! How do I get a baby?" - Well you will fall in love and then your wife will have a baby in her tummy. "Oh, OK. can I have some candy?" : )
Yes folks, anyone who says that staying at home with children is easy should try it for a year! At least we know my mind is active! : ) Alvira