The process of producing the Amazing Adventures
of Kennewick Man involved students in research,
writing, drawing, and analysis of information.
The comic book, "The Amazing Adventures of the Kennewick Man," emerged from
a project Roger Nieboer did with his eighth grade English class at the Nay Ah
Shing School in Northern Minnesota. Nay Ah Shing is a tribal school for the
Mille Lacs Band of the Ojibwe. The school evolved during the 1970s to reintroduce
tribal culture and the Ojibwe language. The twelve-week project began with students
researching current events that affect Native Americans. After selecting the
story of the Kennewick Man (a 9,500-year-old skeleton discovered in the Columbia
River Valley of eastern Washington), the students worked together and with tribal
elders to develop a story. Students then produced a comic book, which they distributed
to local libraries.