Sid Richardson Museum, Exploring the American West
High school students will receive a stunning view of a rapidly disappearing western frontier.
The current exhibit presents themes that occupied Russell, Remington and their contemporaries throughout their careers – interaction among diverse peoples, featuring images of cowboys, soldiers, explorers and Indigenous Americans. The experience includes a themed tour The 1st Americans. While on this tour, students will consider the social order of the Indigenous American, whose traditional way of life was vanishing by the late 19th century. Tour may explore legends, culture, symbols and/or the dependence on the American Bison found among the Plains tribes.
Students will create a piece of decorative pottery using hand-building techniques with air dry clay.