The Creative Arts and Sciences Committee brings Native Americans Black Snake Woman and Traveling Medicine Dog to Cabot 3rd graders. They are articulate teachers of the native culture. Black Snake and Traveling Medicine Dog teach respect for all people and their differences. They present information that breaks down stereotypes of Native Americans, and provide information about native cultures and traditions. This introduction gives participants hands-on experience with artifacts made and used by native people from the 1700’s to more recent times. More than 30 items can be presented. There are tools, musical instruments, jewelry, a warclub, and trade goods from the European culture. The group sits “in-council” on the floor. After a brief introduction students are invited to ask a question about native life or to choose an object that they would like to learn about.