Native Truths: Indigenous Astronomy

Explore: The Great Bear Hunt

The Great Bear Met (he/him) is a living Ancestor, beaded by Karen Ann Hoffman and on display at the Field Museum ini the exhibition Native Truths: Our Voices, Our Stories

To the first peoples, the sky is a calendar, a clock, a road map, and a teacher of moral values. Native peoples told stories about the stars to teach lifelong skills and lessons. Play the Great Bear hunt audio - story told by Karen Ann Hoffman Content Disclaimer: The bear in the story is hunted and does end up dying. Approach this topic how you feel comfortable.