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Local resident provides insight into the history and culture of Indigenous Peoples

Students from Altmar-Parish-Williamstown Junior/Senior High School received a first-person account of what life is, and was, like for Indigenous People in North America. Katrina Big Mountain, a resident from Altmar is a Cree Indian originally from Saskatchewan, Canada. She brought with her to the school a full size teepee and hundreds of historical artifacts and documents to show students what life was like for the 19th century plains Indians.
Big Mountain brought many examples of handiwork including intricate beadwork, hides, tools and photos that told about the culture and history of the Indigenous People. The hands-on presentation served as a history museum right at the school.

Students from APW Junior/Senior High School were treated to a hands-on experience to learn what life was like for the Indigenous Peoples of North America. The presentation included a full-size teepee set up outside the school where Katrina Big Mountain brought history to life.

Mr. Eric Knuth, Superintendent

639 County Route 22
P.O. Box 97
Parish, NY 13131