Native Peoples of Connecticut
Restored clay pot from the east bank of the Connecticut River (23.2 cm. high). YPM ANT 002884

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: Using the Yale Peabody Museum’s artifacts, dioramas, exhibits and specimens, this program will explore the evolving history, cultural practices, subsistence strategies and technology of the indigenous peoples living in Connecticut in the periods before and after the arrival of European colonists in 1633.  The impacts of a changing landscape influenced by receding glaciers, warming temperatures and rising ocean levels will also be introduced.  Discussion is geared to the grade level and interests of the group.