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ERIC Number: ED164183
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Pages: 31
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Poems of Children--Yakima Nation.
Swanson, Robert
The collection of poems was written for use in the Yakima Indian Reservation pre-school programs and was intended to introduce Yakima children to creative thought process at their own level with content that is part of their own world. The author spent several months observing in the Tribal Headstart Centers at three locations on the Yakima Reservation. The 25 short poems are written in free verse and are sequenced to follow a day in the tribal pre-school. Poem topics deal with such activities as sleeping late, riding to school, playing games, lining up, sliding, and going home. Other poems tell about some of the objects in the school, the teachers, story time, play time, nap time, trips, visitors, the cook, and graduation. The illustrations for the poems were done by an Indian artist and show the children engaged in their various school activities. (DS)
Kamiakin Research Institute, P.O. Box 509, Toppenish, Washington 98948 ($3.50)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Yakima (Nation)