Trunk contents include:
- Instructions and strategies for using the Oregon Is Indian Country Traveling Trunk in the classroom.
- A list of Oregon Department of Education State Standards related to content and topics presented in the Oregon Is Indian Country Traveling Trunk.
- A chart of tribal enrollment and a map showing the Nine Federally Recognized Tribes of Oregon.
- Recommended resources for students and teachers on Native American history and culture.
- Numerous hands‐on trunk objects are available for students to handle in a supervised setting. A corresponding document called Stories of the Traditional Arts provides teachers with background information on each object and how it relates to its respective tribe's culture. Each printed object story also includes a brief biography of the artist.
- 3 CDs which include live recordings of pow-wow songs, traditional music, and recordings of Native American stories.
- Magazines and newspaper clippings providing information on contemporary tribal culture, issues, and life.
- Eight fiction and non-fiction books.
- Instructions for creating a student-made weaving project.
- A Teachers Binder with four lesson plans designed to enhance the use of the elements included in the trunk. Each lesson can be scaffolded in order to be appropriate for students in grades 4-8.
If you would like to schedule a trunk rental, please complete a Trunk Request Form at least two weeks in advance of your desired Traveling Trunk reservation date. You must submit a separate Trunk Request Form for each trunk you would like to reserve. An OHS staff member will respond to your request within 2 to 5 business days. Please note that your trunk rental is not confirmed until you hear from an OHS staff member and have received a confirmation email. If you have any questions, please contact email@example.com or 503.306.5290.