Artist Bio

For over forty years, Rob Aptaker has visited Native American people from many tribal nations. He has learned stories, tribal traditions, and songs, and he has taken part in ceremonies and celebrations. Rob is an avid student of Native American oral histories and of Native American historical and anthropological records. 

When Rob Aptaker meets with students to share about pre-colonial native life in what is now America, he brings a respectful and balanced perspective that helps children understand Native People and their history. Rob has a Master’s degree in Education and has given hundreds of presentations in schools, libraries, and museums. His talent for combining humor, audience participation, and a well-paced “show and demonstrate” style make his presentations lively and engaging.