For other people, the different parts of the story robe would tell a story.
Because the First Nations people did not have a written alphabet, pictures would
tell the story. Stories were also drawn on tipi covers and liners.
The stories would be drawn by people who had the story told to them, or by
people who experienced the story themselves.
Real Story Robes
Take a look at some of these story robes and their stories.
Photo courtesy the Glenbow Museum
This story is about Chief
Calf and the party of seven warriors. Once some riders who were out
gathering their horses spotted some Cree on foot trying to chase off part of
the herd. Chief Calf and his party wasted no time and pursued the intruders
on their fastest horses. They caught up to them at a lake. Riding fast,
shooting, and yelling, the Bloods quickly killed two of the Cree. The other
ran to another lake, pursued by Chief Calf. At the second lake the Cree ran
into the water,
but Chief Calf followed him and stabbed him in the heart.
There are six different
stories on this robe. To find out more about the stories that this
robe tells, click here.
Click here to read this incredible story about this story robe... that
almost went into the garbage!
Make your own!
Make your own story robe! Click below to find out how!
Click below to see some of the amazing story robes made by Parkdale Elementary
Room three's Story Robes
First Nations Legends
The students from Parkdale
Elementary created their own legends based on what we discovered about the
legends of the First Nations people.
Click below to see some of the amazing legends we wrote and performed using
Our claymation movies!
The Legend of the Dream Catcher
Although the legend of the dream catcher is not traditionally a Blackfoot
legend, many First Nation people enjoy making dream catchers as a way to
celebrate their culture.
Click here to see some of the amazing dream catchers made by grades two and
three students from Parkdale Elementary School.
Click below to read the Ojibwa legend of the dream catcher.
Legends From Many Nations
Click below to read some traditional First Nations Legends from many different
nations. Think about..
What are legends?
Why did the First Nations people write legends?
What kinds of things are the same from legend to legend?
Why were they important to the First Nations people?