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Native American Tour

Pint Sized PowWow

A Pow Wow is a celebration with dancing, feasting, and fun! 

Join us as we celebrate the Indigenous people who are “Of This Place” with contemporary and traditional artworks of the Sac and Fox, Potawatomi, and Ojibwe Nations. Learn the narratives, experiences, and historical understandings of Native Nations of the Rockford region and beyond!

Recommended Ages: Grade 3 and Under

A Native American Field Trip & Tour

The Burpee Museum invites your class to experience our newest contemporary exhibition "Of This Place." This exhibition is a collaborative effort between the Burpee Museum and Native people from the Sac and Fox, Potawatomi, and Ojibwe Nations. 

This exhibit features stories, art, videos, artifacts, and text that highlight voices of Indigenous people.

Key Concepts:

This tour is designed and implemented with age/group appropriate depth. You can discuss details with Nicole Hayes (, our Field Trip and Workshop Planner to be sure your tour covers the key understanding most appropriate to your curriculum goals. 

Students will explore the historical timeline of Indigenous people from the time of European contact to modern day.

In an age appropriate way, students will gain understanding of the impact of stereotypes, media, and history facing Indigenous people today.

Students will gain deeper knowledge of three specific local Native Nations from this area, with a deep dive into the Sac and Fox, Potawatomi, and Ojibwe historical and modern traditions, art, and culture. 


Program includes moving short distances in groups, and sitting on the floor for discussion and activities. Chairs and/or tables are available upon request. We believe there should be no boundaries for your student' Burpee Museum experience. If you have an accommodation request related to a disability, please contact 815-965-3433. We look forward to assisting you.

featured signage
Discover Card
Welcoming Sign
Welcoming Sign

Introduction sign highlighting exhibit features.

Of This Place
Indigenous Children


Goodbye in different Native Nation languages.