Editor's Note: BCF was renamed to Harvest Land in January 2021, as Osage Nation expanded its food production portfolio. It now also includes aquaponics and the Osage Butcher House, a meat processing plant that harvest beef and bison raised on the Osage Nation Ranch, which you'll learn about in the next lesson.
In reading and answering review questions about this farm and its broad goals including gardening and food production, conservation, and education, students gain breadth of related knowledge about local watershed, agriculture, gardening methods, outdoor recreation, and community needs.
Editor's Note: In 2020, Bluestem Ranch was renamed Osage Nation Ranch.
Students will read and answer questions about the origins of Osage ranching traditions, and current efforts to re-acquire lost lands, such as at the Bluestem Ranch, to establish profitable agricultural operations there, and help re-establish the Osages’ deep connection to natural landscapes. Students will write a paragraph on the importance of re-acquisition of tribal lands.