ERIC Number: ED186151
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
Reference Count: 0
The Iroquois People: We Are All Born of the Same Mother. A Reference Guide, Title VII.
Rosenblat, Marilyn L.; And Others
Written for classroom teachers grades K-12, this reference guide on the Iroquois Indians provides an overview of history, religion, and culture and points out contributions of the Iroquois people. Concentrating on chronological history, the guide begins with formation of the Iroquois Confederacy (later a League of Six Nations) and continues after arrival of the white man with the role of the Iroquois in the French and Indian War, Revolutionary War, and during the postrevolutionary period. In a section on Iroquois culture, the guide covers traditional religion and kinship and family systems (the clan), and gives a physical description of a typical village. Current locations of Iroquois homelands in the U.S. and Canada are listed, and a brief description on occupations looks at traditional occupations for men and women and job trends today. There are sections on communication (listening, storytelling, learning, wampum, pictographs, Condolence Cane), schools, travel, recreation (Iroquois contribution of Lacrosse), arts and crafts, and music. Assimilation of the Indian is briefly discussed, and a longer section traces the history of government policies regarding Indians, with specific examples of land issues affecting Indians. A final section mentions Indian contributions, particularly those of the Iroquois. The guide has a teacher reference bibliography, Indian interest organizations list, and instructional aids available. (RS)
Descriptors: Acculturation, American Indian Culture, American Indian Reservations, American Indians, Communication (Thought Transfer), Community, Educational Philosophy, Elementary Secondary Education, Family Life, Games, Government Role, Inventions, Occupations, Reference Materials, Religion, Sex Role, Treaties, Tribes, United States History, Values
Publication Type: Guides - General; Reference Materials - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Buffalo Public Schools, NY. Div. of Curriculum Evaluation and Development.
Identifiers: Cultural Contributions; Iroquois (Nation); Tribal Government