Parfleche made by a Northern Plains artist


Unknown artist from a Northern Plains tribe

Northern Plains, United States

Unknown date

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Parfleche Inspired Activity

The artist Melanie Yazzie was inspired by the intricate and unique designs that are significant to the owner as well as the parfleche’s function for holding important items.

Does this object spark a lesson idea for your classroom?

  • How are students inspired to share about themselves with personal designs?
  • How could you prompt students to consider what they would like to put into their parfleche-inspired case?