When Rivers Were Trails video game

This engaging educational video game was developed in 2019 by ILTF in collaboration with Michigan State University’s Games for Entertainment and Learning Lab, with funding by the San Manual Band of Mission Indians. More than 20 Indigenous artists were involved in developing the game which teaches students about the impact of allotment acts on Indigenous peoples.

Players follow an Anishinaabeg in the 1890’s who is displaced from Fond du Lac in Minnesota to California. They are challenged to balance their physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual well-being with foods and medicines while making choices about contributing to resistances as well as trading with, fishing with, hunting with, gifting, and honoring the people they meet as they travel through Minnesota, the Dakotas, Montana, Idaho, Washington, Oregon, and eventually must find a place to call home in California.

When Rivers Were Trails is available via the AppStore and Google Play. PC and Mac users can download it from https://indianlandtenure.itch.io/when-rivers-were-trails