ERIC Number: ED186164
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: 0
A Meeting of Cultures: Essays on Lakota History and Culture, Lakota Literature and Lakota Music.
Wallis, William; And Others
Educational materials dealing with the culture and history of the Lakota Sioux Indian in Nebraska are presented in this packet prepared for use in ethnic studies courses at the high school and college levels. The packet contains eight components: essays, questions, photographs, drama, games, chronology, maps, and bibliography. A collection of 3 essays examines "lakol wicohan", the Lakota Way or perspective on life; the first essay traces changes in the Lakota culture over the past 100 years, and the second and third essays provide a brief introduction to Lakota literature and music. A six-page pamphlet contains discussion questions related to the essays. "A Gallery" contains 11 black and white photographs of Sioux chiefs and leaders and quotations from their speeches and writings. "A Vision" (Hanblechya) is a libretto in two acts based on a Sioux story and song; a soundsheet accompanies the libretto. A booklet of three maps shows Sioux migration patterns and territorial boundaries from 1660 to the present. A bibliography of 100 annotated entries lists print materials treating Sioux Indian history and culture. Other items in the packet are "Indian Games", describing 5 American Indian games, and a chronology (in English and Lakota) of 40 dates in Sioux history from 1742, when the first white men arrived in the Black Hills, to 1953. (Author/JH)
Descriptors: American Indian Culture, American Indian Languages, American Indian Literature, American Indians, Cultural Background, Drama, Games, Higher Education, Instructional Materials, Leaders, Legends, Life Style, Maps, Music, Musical Instruments, Mythology, Photographs, Religion, Secondary Education, United States History, Vocal Music
Nebraska Curriculum Development Center, UN-L, 32 Andrews Hall, Lincoln, NE 68588 ($2.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Ethnic Heritage Studies Branch.; Alberta Advisory Committee for Educational Studies, Edmonton.; Nebraska Arts Council, Lincoln.
Authoring Institution: Nebraska Univ., Lincoln.
Identifiers: Ethnic Heritage Studies Program; Lakota (Tribe); Plains Indians (Anthropological Label); Sioux (Tribe)
Note: Sponsored in part by the Nebraska Bicentennial Commission and the Cooper Foundation.