Assimilate: To take on the ways of the majority cultural group.
Describe the place where you like to go to make music.
Mariachi music was an early inspiration for Frank. Explore this type of music with your students with the help of the materials on Mariachi Education Resources.
“Native Journeys” is part of the video series, Wisconsin Stories, co-produced by Wisconsin Public Television and Wisconsin State Historical Society. The on-line resources that accompany “Native Journeys” are extensive.
Anishinabe - Ojibwe - Chippewa: Culture of an Indian Nation, from the National Endowment for the Humanities’ EDSITEment, provides extensive resources and lesson plans on the Ojibwe Nation, designed for 3rd-5th grades.
There’s a photo of Frank included in the book Indian Nations of Wisconsin: Histories of Endurance and Renewal by Patty Loew (Wisconsin Historical Society Press, 2001). Look on page 72 and on the cover!
The International Native American Flute Association’s site will inform you about the issues important to scholars and musicians of Native American flutes.
Frank is from Red Cliff. Not sure where that is? Find it on this map from Wisconsin Stories.
Flutes are just one of several musical instruments important in Woodland Indian traditions. The Milwaukee Public Museum will tell you about flutes, drums, shakers and more.
Do you know the different parts of a Woodland flute? This site on Native Flute Constructions will show you!
Text written by Rick March, edited by Anne Pryor and Jamie Yuenger.
Sources consulted include The Anishinabe: An Overview Unit of the History and Background of the Wisconsin Ojibwe Indian Tribe, Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, Bulletin No. 6479.