This information-based, independent learning unit may be used for group, whole-class, or individual study. It is a comprehensive study unit on Native Americans. The focus is on the cultural aspects of these native peoples before the intrusion of the Europeans. One important exception to this emphasis is the Plains Indian culture, developed more fully after horses were introduced to the continent by the Spaniards. The principal objective of this unit is to instill in youngsters an appreciation for the richness and diversity of the Native American heritage.