Lesson 2: Native American Cartography and European Exploration

This lesson shows students how Native American knowledge of land and traditions of mapping interacted with European understandings of physical space during initial points of contact and early European exploration of North America. It can be used on its own during a unit on the age of exploration, or with some or all of the rest of the lessons in this unit for a deeper exploration of maps and visual sources in Native American history.

Lesson 2: Native American Cartography and European Exploration