Badlands National Park is home to a population of approximately 800 bison. Learn about the bison's natural and cultural history as you explore the many traditional Native American uses of the bison. Students will see bison parts and brainstorm possible uses for these items. (45 minutes)
How to Participate
This program is currently being offered only as a distance learning video conference.
- Reservation Request Form for a distance learning video conference
Teachers should prepare their students accordingly. Students should have some understanding of Badlands National Park (location, mission, ecosystem) and some general background knowledge related to their program topic. Teachers may use materials provided from the links below, the specific pre-visit lesson plans, or their own lessons to best prepare their students.
Suggested pre-visit lesson
Suggested post-visit materials
- Traditional Use of Tatanka (Web site and PowerPoint slides)
For more information contact the park.
- Grade Levels:
- Third Grade-Fifth Grade
- Biology: Animals, History, Nutrition, Pioneer America, Textiles, Westward Expansion, Wildlife Biology, Wildlife Management