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Native American parfletche

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Nicole Rocknow

on 5 December 2017

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Transcript of Native American parfletche

Native American
Pictorial Language
Who were the
Native Americans?
Parfleche Project
Native American Culture and Art
Indigenous peoples
The first people to live in a land are called indigenous peoples. This means they were the original settlers.
life was different
the Native Americans used pictures or symbols as their written language.
The word parfleche was coined by the French fur traders. It was derived from the French word “parer” meaning defend and “fleche” meaning arrow, as the hide was tough enough to be used as a shield and deflect an arrow.
what common designs do you notice parfleches have?
Geometric Shapes
Shapes that can be described using math,
squares, triangles, rectangles, circles, diamonds,

We are going to make our own Native American Inspired Parfletches
we will use sewing to create this
Your Parfletche will use geometric shapes and symmetry.
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