ERIC Number: ED171140
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: 0
Tokec, Katop (Qenoq) Sipkiw (For Now, but Not for Long).
Leavitt, Robert M.
This reader, intended for use in a bilingual education program, tells the story of the Indians' struggle to keep their land along the St. John River during the American War for Independence. Written from the Indian point of view, the text is based largely on the journal of John Allan, a white man living in Nova Scotia, who was sympathetic to the American cause and friendly to the Indians. The narrative tells of the efforts of John Allan to get recognition of the Indians by the American Congress, the differences of opinion among the Indians themselves on the advisability of helping either side, and the battle at Machias in which the Indians forced the British warship "Hope" to leave their territory. The text is in English with the exception of one account of a conversation around a campfire when the native Indian language is also used. The illustrations are pen and ink maps and drawings by the students at Indian Township School. Also included are excerpts from original historical documents and correspondence related to the subject matter. (AMH)
Descriptors: American History, American Indian Culture, American Indian Languages, American Indians, Bilingual Education, Books, Childrens Literature, Cultural Background, Cultural Education, Elementary Education, Ethnic Groups, Ethnicity, Instructional Materials, Language Instruction, Reading Instruction, Reading Materials
Wabnaki Materials Development Fund, Indian Township School, Indian Township, Maine 04668 ($2.50 plus $1.00 postage and handling per total order)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Creative Works
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Wabnaki Bilingual Educational Program, Indian Township, ME.
Identifiers: Elementary Secondary Education Act Title VII; Passamaquoddy (Tribe)