Through literature – like Louise Erdrich’s Birch Bark House – students will gain an historical perspective and understanding about the devastating effect European-bred diseases had on Indian communities. Included is a document outlining modern diseases that affect Penobscot people. Through the lesson called Community Helpers, students will explore how the Penobscot Nation at Indian Island functions today, bringing a modern context to the effects of disease on a community. Students can also view literature from the Penobscot Nation Health Department and learn about diseases that still plague the Penobscot people today.
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