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(Many Paths)

An Online Newsletter Celebrating Native America


April 17, 2004 - Issue 111


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The Ethnograpy of Lewis and Clark
As the caretaker of the only remaining Native American artifacts from the Lewis and Clark expedition, the Peabody Museum launched seeral research projects, took part in collaborative projects, and developed a new exhibit highlighting the Lewis and Clark Collection. Many of these projects represent partnerships with other institutions and with Native American peoples.

Welcome to the LKSD Online Materials Catalog!
This catalog is a compilation of many of the books and educational materials available within the Lower Kuskokwim School District's Curriculum Bilingual Department. This is our first edition of the Online version of the Catalog and more items will be added throughout the year.

Swan Identification
There are three species of swans in North America. The Trumpeter Swan (Cygnus buccinator) and Tundra Swan (C. columbianus) are indigenous, while the Mute Swan (Cygnus olor) is a Eurasian species that has been introduced and now breeds in the wild in some areas. All three are very large all-white birds.

Is an ape a monkey? And what about a lemur? Although often called monkeys, apes and lemurs are not monkeys. Apes are larger and more intelligent than monkeys, with arms longer than their legs. Most monkeys have tails, but apes never do. Lemurs have arms shorter than their legs, and whiskers and long, pointy noses. But all (along with humans) belong to the order Primates.

Duke University Primate Center
Duke University Primate Center is home to approximately 300 prosimian primates, also known as lemurs. Mouse over the menu to see photos of seventeen species of lemurs. Just looking at the pictures is fun, and young animal lovers will love this. Click on any species name (such as Bushbaby) to learn more. Visit the Kids Corner for interactive games including a word search, maze, coloring pages and two lemur jigsaw puzzles.

Enchanted Learning: Apes
For elementary grades, Enchanted Learning has sections on five kinds of apes: gorillas, chimpanzees, orangutans, gibbons and siamangs. Each section includes a feature article with lots of fast facts, a printable quiz, coloring page, and related web links. To learn how apes fit into the primate order, click on Classification to read about the Linnean Classification system. To explore related topics, click around in Zoom Mammals and Zoom Rainforests.

How Stuff Works: Is there a difference between monkeys and apes?
Is there a difference between monkeys and apes? Yes, and this one page articles explains how monkeys and apes are related, and how they differ. It's a good introduction to the scientific classification of orders, suborders, and species. "The 235 modern primate species are divided up into two suborders -- the prosimians and the anthropoids." There are some interesting links at the bottom of the page, and a printable version with less advertising.

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For Friendship
Welcome to - your place for friendship on the web! A Friend is someone who drives away the clouds and brings a smile to our lives. So reach out & send a lovely friendship greeting card to your dear friend & celebrate this special bond you share !

Students And Teachers Against Racism announces their new website that offers insight into the Native American perspective to teachers and educators.

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