ERIC Number: ED231589
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
Human Behavior and American Indians.
Hanson, Wynne DuBray; Eisenbise, Margaret DeOcampo
Divided into five sections, the monograph is intended to make students aware that the practices customary to social work agencies are not relevant to the needs of most American Indian clientele. The first section provides an overview of the following historical, geographical, and cultural areas of American Indian tribes: California, Plateau, Great Basin, Southwest, Plains, Southeast, Woodlands, North Pacific, and Arctic Coast. The overview briefly describes some characteristics of the Pomo, Me-Wuk, Nez Perce, Northern Paiute, Washo, Navajo, Blackfoot, Sioux, Choctaw, Iroquois, Tlingit, and Eskimo tribes. Section II summarizes the commonalities in religion, family structure, child rearing, the elders, communication, life, health, and culture found among the different tribes. The third section discusses the similarities of the tribes and compares them to the dominant society. This section explores the conflicting values of the dominant society and the American Indian regarding religion, family system, child rearing, the elderly, communication and oral tradition, and world view. Four case studies of actual cases that came through an urban Indian agency are discussed. Next, the dual perspective framework, which is perhaps the most relevant approach for serving American Indians, is discussed. The monograph concludes with a 266-item unannotated bibliography of materials pertaining to human behavior. (NQA)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Mental Health (DHHS), Rockville, MD.
Authoring Institution: San Francisco State Univ., CA.
Identifiers: Cultural Values; Dual Perspective Approach; Oral Tradition