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Join the National Cowboy Museum for a professional development opportunity for teachers grades K – 12 in collaboration with the College of Education and Professional Studies, University of Central Oklahoma.
Spiro and the Art of the Mississippian World is the first major museum exhibition on the Spiro Mounds of southeast Oklahoma. It reunites extraordinary objects which haven’t been together since the site was both looted and archeologically excavated in the 1930s and 40s.
Explore the religious and ceremonial activities, farming and hunting practices and daily life of the Spiro people. Learn how a “Little Ice Age” may have led to the site’s ultimate abandonment and what lessons may be learned as we face our own ecological changes today. The exhibition also showcases contemporary Indigenous art pieces that explore the ideas of origin and connect the art and artistry of the Spiro people to their modern descendants.
More than a decade in the making, this 200-object exhibition with companion publication and symposium series were developed in collaboration with the Caddo Nation, the Wichita and Affiliated Tribes, and scholars from over a dozen universities and museums from across the United States.
Participants engage with content expert Eric Singleton, PhD, Curator of Ethnology at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum and leave with practical teaching strategies.
Participating teachers receive:
Spiro and the Art of the Mississippian World Exhibition Catalog, valued at $55
Spiro and the Art of the Mississippian World Teaching Packet
20% teacher discount on one item at The Museum Store and online
(Materials will be picked up at the Visitor Services Desk in the Museum lobby; you will be notified when available.)
This is a virtual event. The program is free, but registration is required. You will be sent login information prior to event.
Register by February 25.
Thank you for your interest, this workshop is full. To be added to the wait list email firstname.lastname@example.org.