Women's History
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Middle School Level


The Spindle Whorl:
A Northwest Coast Indian Art activity Book
Nan McNutt, Sasquatch Books, Seattle. 1997. Paperback.

We include this booklet because it contains clear illustrated instructions on how students can make designs based on Coast Salish Indian carvings and a spindle whorl of the type used by northwest coast women. The resource begins with a simple story for ages 9 to 11 which brings attention to women's work. Resources such as this, often found in regional history museums, are a valid way to ensure that the experiences of women become part of the curriculum.

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