(These are the acknowledgments for Ella Inglebret’s teaching unit, “Honoring Tribal Legacies in Telling the Lewis and Clark Story.”)
I wish to thank my husband, Nick Sanyal, for walking beside me the past 38 years as my friend and rock solid supporter. His zest for life and drive to contribute to community well-being have fueled this curriculum design effort. Thanks also go to my two children. My son, Noel, contributed his enthusiasm for geography and created the “Map of Rivers” to be used by students. My daughter, Monica, contributed her passion for working with people and helped me understand how I could use technology.
Additional thanks go to the tribal elders who reminded me that when I recruited students to come to the university, I was recruiting their whole tribe and should be conscientious in learning about students as part of their collective communities. And then there are the many Native students who have helped me see concepts through an array of lenses over the past 25 years. Through them I have learned to see the value gained in looking at the world from multiple perspectives.
Particular thanks also go to Doug Stephens, who assisted with creating graphics, and offered insights gained as a previous national historic site interpreter. Thanks also to Jessica Lancaster who assisted in compiling information about tribal museums, centers, and parks and in constructing the “Word Part Chart.” And finally, thanks to the Honoring Tribal Legacies curriculum design team, whose insights and feedback have helped strengthen this curriculum unit.