ERIC Number: ED186191
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
The Haida Button Blanket.
In the Haida nation, there are two phratries, Eagle and Raven, divided into a number of clans sharing one or more emblems. These emblems, inherited from the mother's line, adorn the button blankets which are the traditional ceremonial robes that serve to identify the family of the wearer. Written instructions and diagrams guide students in constructing their own Haida button blankets including materials, measuring, sewing, and executing the emblem pattern. Black and white photographs illustrate a variety of blanket designs. Related vocabulary words are listed in Haida and English; the texts of eight Haida dance songs are included. (JH)
Descriptors: Alaska Natives, American Indian Culture, American Indian Studies, American Indians, Art Activities, Clothing Design, Cultural Activities, Cultural Background, Dance, Elementary Education, Folk Culture, Illustrations, Instructional Materials, Sewing Instruction
Ketchikan Indian Corporation, P.O. Box 6855, Ketchikan, AK 99901 ($1.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Ethnic Heritage Studies Branch.
Authoring Institution: Ketchikan Indian Corp., AK.
Identifiers: Button Blanket; Ethnic Heritage Studies Program; Haida (Language); Haida (Tribe); Songs
Note: Part of the Southeast Alaska Native Materials Development Project. For related documents see RC 012 020-023 and RC 012 025-030. Parts may not reproduce clearly.