ERIC Number: ED226921
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
By the Work of Our Hands: Choctaw Material Culture.
Brescia, Bill; Reeves, Carolyn
A portion of Mississippi Choctaw culture commonly referred to as "material culture" is described with pictures illustrating the process of making some of the traditional Choctaw items which tribal members have chosen to continue to make. The secondary textbook may be used as a supplement to the state-adopted textbook for the course titled "Mississippi History" (a major resource material for a unit of study in the social studies curriculum offered at the secondary level) or with a secondary-level arts and crafts program, especially if the unit is about arts and crafts native to Mississippi. The language in the text of the interviews is substantially the same as it was stated, therefore responses are not written in perfect English. Traditional Choctaw items described by tribal members are constructing the stickball and rabbit sticks, drum making, preparing hominy, making cane and oak baskets, learning to do beadwork, and sewing Choctaw clothing. It is recommended that the teacher's manual (RC 013 896) be used with this booklet. (ERB)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (ED), Washington, DC. Ethnic Heritage Studies Program.
Authoring Institution: Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians, Philadelphia.
Identifiers: American Indian History; Basket Making; Beadwork; Mississippi Choctaw (Tribe)
Note: Some photographs may not reproduce well. For related document, see RC 013 896.