ERIC Number: ED190323
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Origin of the Pinenuts and Other Stories from the Walker River Paiute Reservation.
George, Wuzzie; And Others
The four stories gathered from Paiute Tribal Elders through the Ethnic Heritage Studies Program have been changed from the original telling insofar as it was necessary to make them suitable to the elementary level. The short stories, meant to be spoken orally, relate how the Walker Lake Paiutes got pinenuts away from the Owyhee area ("Origin of the Pinenuts"); how the only man and woman surviving a flood have four children ("An Origin Story"); why the coyote howls ("How the Seasons Came About"); and how the trout wandered until he found just the right spot for his home ("How the Trout Came to Summit Lake"). Black and white pictures illustrate the text and there is space for the reader to provide his own illustrations for one tale. A short vocabulary list completes the book. (SB)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Creative Works
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Ethnic Heritage Studies Branch.
Authoring Institution: Walker River Paiute Tribe, Schurz, NV.
Identifiers: Cultural Contributions; Ethnic Heritage Studies Program; Paiute (Tribe); Walker River Paiute Reservation NV
Note: Adapted from an original story as told by Wuzzie George and retold by Hazel Cook.