Connecticut Indians
Connecticut’s Indians made tools from stone for hunting and for processing foods such as nuts, acorns and, later, corn.

Grade Level: Grade K through High School
Social Studies Standards:
gK-2 3
g3-4 3, 4
g5-6 3, 4
g7-8 1, 4
g9-10 4
g11-12 1, 4, 10, 11
Language Arts Content Standards: 1.2; 1.4

Description: The daily life of Connecticut’s original inhabitants is described using the Yale Peabody Museum’s dioramas and artifacts. In the 1600s Native Americans did many things differently than we do today. Discussion is geared to the grade level and interests of the group. Time is allowed for students to formulate questions and ideas based on the exhibition. Topics such as the difference in attitudes toward the land, tool-making and materials, and the basic issues of population density can be covered, at the teacher's request.