Cultural Video Series

Storytelling, songs, and tribal culture

Join in a fun Remote Learning day by watching this weeks cultural video

Indian Education is excited to share a series of short cultural videos for students and families to enjoy. The videos feature stories, songs, and tribe specific cultural knowledge by respected tribal representatives, educators, and leaders.

We hope you enjoy this weeks video brought to you by Dr. Star Yellowfish, United Keetoowah Cherokee citizen and educator.

About Dr. Star Yellowfish, United Keetoowah Cherokee

Dr. Star Yellowfish is the Director of Native American Student Services for the Oklahoma City Public Schools. She is a citizen of the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians, who are headquartered in Tahlequah, Oklahoma. Dr. Yellowfish speaks about traditional clothing, history, stickball, and blow guns of the UKB Cherokees.

As you are watching Part I, answer the following questions:

  1. Name one present day state that are part of Cherokee’s homelands.

  2. How many federally recognized tribes of Cherokee are there?

  3. Name one similarity between all Cherokee tribes.

History of Keetoowah Cherokee Part I

As you are watching Part II, answer the following questions:

1. Describe what Wampum belts were used for by Cherokees.

2. What is one reason that stickball was played in the past?

3. What were blow guns used for traditionally?
History of Keetoowah Cherokee Part II

Optional Extension Activity - Create a Southeast Region Design

Tribes have special art characteristics and symbols that represent the location they come from. These are examples of tribes from the southeast region of the United States.


1. One piece of blank white paper

2. Crayons, colored pencils, or markers

3. Optional: a ruler


  • Select a design from the picture below.
  • Re-draw the design the best you can on a blank sheet of paper.
  • Take your time and create your drawing as neat as possible.
  • When you are finished, take a picture of your design and share it with
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