Agate Fossil Beds Native American Collection

by  Agate Fossil Beds National Monument

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Join our Education Rangers as we take a tour of the James Cook Collection of Native American artifacts, we will look inside “A window onto Lakota life” here on the Great Plains. We will also explore how the Bison was sacred to the Lakota and we will learn how the animal played an integral part of their daily lives. And talk about the friendship formed between Chief Red Cloud and a local rancher named James Cook. Grades 3,4,5 

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45 minutes to 1 hour

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) 1, 2, 3, 4, 5Public Library: Library Patrons, Library Staff

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Primary Disciplines

Community Interests, Leadership, Social Studies/History

Program Delivery Mode

Google Hang Out
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Agate Fossil Beds National Monument

Harrison, NE
United States

During the 1890s, scientists rediscovered what the Lakota Sioux already knew—bones preserved in one of the world's most significant Miocene Epoch mammal sites.

Yet, this place called "Agate" is a landscape that reflects many influences—from early animals roaming the valleys and hills, to tribal nations calling the High Plains home, to explorers passing through or settling in the American West.

Jeremy Hoyt
(308) 665-4110

Program Details


This program will be a virtual field trip where the students will interact with an education ranger as they explore our James Cook Gallery of Lakota artifacts.


The students will learn about what life was like for the Lakota Sioux tribes about a century and a half ago.

Standards Alignment

State Standards

Meets Nebraska State Social Studies Standards : SS 1.2.1 Economic decision making, how scarcity necessitates making choices SS 1.3 Explore where and why people places and environments are organized throughout the world SS 1.4 Recognize patterns of change over time in families, SS 4.1 Identify concepts of time and chronology, SS 4.2 Identify the contributions of historical people and the impact of symbols, including various cultures and ethnic groups