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By Don Ogle
Sidney Sun-Telegraph 

Fourth Graders Learn Lakota Ways


Don Ogle

Lakota Sioux teacher Steve Tamayo works with students preparing designs for their rawhide container project. The work was part of a week-long program showing students ways of the Lakota.

Fourth grade students at North Elementary have been learning about other cultures this week, part of a program sponsored by the Nebraska and High Plains Arts Councils.

Steve Tamayo, a Lakota Sioux who serves the Omaha Public School system as a cultural consultant, spent the week teaching students about indigenous ways that have been passed down for many years. Tamayo said as part of the lesson, he opened with teaching students how the Sioux lived at Blue Water Creek (Ash Hollow) 150 years ago.

Building from there, he has shared the stories and lessons of his people the same way he learned....

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