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Field trip to the Chumash Center

Posted: May 13, 2013 10:15 p.m.
Updated: May 13, 2013 10:15 p.m.

The Chumash Center is a very exciting and inspiring place. This article will be about the tour our home-school group took of the center.

First, we met Grey Wolf. He was the docent who told us about the center and the rules such as no going off the trail. He handed us over to Barb (another docent) who brought us into the museum.

She talked about what the Chumash Indians ate, how they lived, and what they did for fun and other things about their culture.

Then she let us look around the museum and take pictures.

Next we went on a hiking trail to a dirt circle surrounded by benches. There we played a bowling game. We got split up into teams and took turns throwing a stick at wooden pegs. This game demonstrated how the Chumash children learned to hunt small game.

We continued hiking and walked up the trail to the Chumash Town. There we saw Chumash houses, a sweat house, and a dance screen. Barb taught us a dance which included actions from the Chumash Indian culture.

After lunch we did a craft where we drew symbols on two sticks. We played a dice game with them. Lastly, Barb taught us a song which we sang in teams.

The Chumash Center was both an educational and fun field trip. It inspired me to learn more about the Chumash Indians and other Native Americans.

Sydney Hooper, 11, of Newhall, is a member of Homeschool in Santa Clarita and SCVi Homestudy.


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