Learning About Diversity!
Today I learned about the Choctaw Indians whose culture included ball games like lacrosse. Many of their clothes are very colorful. Both men and women wear clothes which are made of deer skin or other animal hides. Men wore breechcloth hide and women wore knee length wrap skirts also made of hide. I also found out that the Choctaws were code talkers during WW1 and WW2!! Their main food is pearl hominy, bean, squash, melon and sunflowers. Their tradition is stickball which is now modern day lacrosse. Some Choctaw speak in western language in family. In the 19th century, Choctaws were known as one of the "Five Civilized Tribes".
These posts are written by the students of the Employment Workshop Series.