Indian Relay Collection

Indian Relay depicts one season of preparation for the national finals.  Following three teams, students will see preparation to final race including wins and losses, highs and lows, and how the teams both differ and resemble each other.  It also honors all of the Essential Understandings Reagarding Montana Indians standards that are a constitutional requirement for Montana schools.

  • Indian Relay Did you know?

    Carrol Murray explains the importance of the horse to her people. Students examine the histories of three nations and that of the horses in America to determine if they can support Carol's statement.

    Grades: 9-13+
  • Indian Relay Vocabulary

    Using a video clip from Indian Relay, students determine what they already know and become familiar with the vocabulary of an indian relay race. 

    Grades: 9-13+
  • Indian Relay Traditions

    This activity is designed to look at how participants in the video honor their heritage while maintaining a contemporary life and then comparing that to the lives of the students.

    Grades: 9-13+
  • Indian Relay Heroes

    This writing activity examines how heroes permeate the film Indian Relay. It also examines students' interpretations of heroes and role models.

    Grades: 9-13+
  • Indian Relay Stereotypes

    This activity sheds light on stereotyping in students' lives...they will be asked to see if they notice anything that might be considered stereotyping in the video, but Native American stereotypes are not emphasized. 

    Grades: 9-13+
  • Indian Relay Ledger Art

    Indian Relay follows teams from Crow, Blackfeet, and Shoshone-Bannock as they prepare, train, and compete in one season of what has been called “horse racing with pit stops”! But this is more than a race – this is family, pride, perseverance, defeat and victory. One participant said “It is our competitive nature that gets us into this sport, but it is pride that keeps us going.”

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    Grades: 10-13+
  • Indian Relay: Review

    Indian Relay tells the story of three teams training for and participating in the race for the national finals in 2012.  Out of 8 lessons, this one is the review.

    Grades: 9-13+
  • hd video

    Indian Relay full documentary and complete teacher guide

    This resource contains both the full docuentary of Indian Relay and the complete teacher guide.

    Grades: 9-13+