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comic book-style art of three modern-day Native Americans with one dressed as a superhero, titled "The New Adventures of Super Indian, written by Arigon Starr"

Super Indians: Superheroes

Resource Type
Grade Level:
Social Studies
Native Americans, Activism

Self-Paced Lesson 

Students will learn about real life “Super Indians” who have created positive change for Native people by reading biographies about different Native leaders. Students will then analyze what makes these individuals real life “Super Indians” before exploring their own superhero identity.

This lesson was designed as a companion for the Native Voices audio episodes “The New Adventures of Super Indian.”


CA HSS: 11.10.5 11.11


Lesson: Super Indians: Superheroes

Associated Resources

Educational Programs at the Autry are sponsored by:

Dean and Laura Beresford · Molly and Neal Brockmeyer · Vince and Colleen Caballero · Capital Group · David F. Eisenberg · The Georgina-Fredrick Children's Foundation · Christy McAvoy · Marleen and Bruce Rognlien · Robert E. Ronus · Brenda and Gary Ruttenberg · The Steinmetz Foundation · Virginia F. Stevenson · Thelma Pearl Howard Foundation

Land Acknowledgment

The Autry Museum of American West acknowledges the Gabrielino/Tongva peoples as the traditional land caretakers of Tovaangar (the Los Angeles basin and So. Channel Islands). We recognize that the Autry Museum and its campuses are located on the traditional lands of Gabrielino/Tongva peoples and we pay our respects to the Honuukvetam (Ancestors), ‘Ahiihirom (Elders) and ‘Eyoohiinkem (our relatives/relations) past, present and emerging.

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