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Traditional use of Tatanka (buffalo) PowerPoint Series

Date Created 3/28/2012 3:10:16 PM
Grade Level K-2
Category Social Studies

Supporting Materials & Additional Resources

OSEUSversionSDPB.pdf Oceti Sakowin Essential Understandings and Standards
OSEUSversionSDPB.docx Oceti Sakowin Essential Understandings and Standards
Video Courtesy: South Dakota Public Broadcsting


There are four interactive PowerPoint presentations at the link below. The presentations download very slowly if you choose “Open”. Please select "Save", and save them to your desktop for a quick download. (PowerPoint Presentations)

Traditional use of Tatanka (buffalo) is a 4 part PowerPoint series developed by Badlands National Park and South Dakota Public Broadcasting.

The PowerPoint series includes a brief history of buffalo in South Dakota. Also, there are photos of buffalo parts, like a buffalo hide and tail. Your students are encouraged to guess the traditional use of the buffalo part and its location on the buffalo. Please select one of the PowerPoint presentations below. (PowerPoint version 2002-SP3 or newer is suggested)

South Dakota DOE - Oceti Sakowin Essential Understandings and Standards
(Essential Understanding 1: OSEUS1 - Land Stewardship)
(Essential Understanding 6: OSEUS6 - Cause/Effect: Cultural Identity)

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