ERIC Number: ED212429
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
Animal People. Teacher's Guide [and] a Coloring Book.
Neal, Colleen E.; Tafoya, Terry
A coloring book and a teacher's guide are designed to provide pre- and primary school children with an opportunity to develop their fine muscle coordination as they color and develop skills in art expression, and at the same time to introduce children to the cultures of the Plateau area tribes of Washington, Oregon, and Idaho. These tribes are the Yakima, Warm Springs, Umatilla, Nez Perce, Colville, and Spokane. The books focus on the Huckleberry Feast, which is celebrated in late August to offer thanks to the Creator for providing fruit for the people, and which is comparable to the Thanksgiving holiday. The legend that coincides with the Huckleberry Feast has been passed down orally for many generations. All of the characters portrayed in the coloring book are animal people. Each picture is titled in English in the coloring book, and in the teacher's guide in both English and Chinook Jargon, a trade language made up of various Northwest Coast Indian languages, English, and French. Chinook Jargon was used in the past as an intertribal language for communication when different tribes had to deal with one another. The teacher's guide features the narrative to be used with each picture, and additional learning activities (games, legends, vocabulary, craft activities). (Author)
Descriptors: American Indian Culture, American Indian Education, American Indian Literature, American Indians, Behavioral Objectives, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Education, Instructional Materials, Learning Activities, Legends, Preschool Education, Primary Education, Tribes
United Indians of All Tribes Foundation, P.O. Box 99253, Seattle, WA 98199 ($2.50).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: United Indians of All Tribes Foundation, Seattle, WA.
Identifiers: American Indian History; Chinook Jargon; Coloring Books; Oral Tradition; United States (Northwest)