ERIC Number: ED253354
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
How the Flowers Came to Be.
Skinner, Linda; Brescia, William, Ed.
The booklet tells the story of Josephine, a little Choctaw girl, who picks wild flowers and hurts her Aunt's feelings. Josephine later learns from her grandmother the importance of respecting nature and how the flowers came to be. The story introduces constellations, how weaving came to the Choctaw, how the sick were prayed for, and why wild flowers symbolize tokens of love from the Sacred Spirit. This booklet is supplementary reading material for the "Choctaw Culture Early Education Activities" guide. The guide provides activities pertaining to the story. (ERB)
Descriptors: American Indian Education, American Indian Literature, Cultural Influences, Early Childhood Education, Folk Culture, Legends, Mythology, Story Reading, Supplementary Reading Materials, Values
Research and Curriculum Development, Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians, Tribal Office Building, Rt. 7 Box 21, Philadelphia, MS 39350 ($3.50).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (ED), Washington, DC. Indian Education Programs.
Authoring Institution: Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians, Philadelphia.
Identifiers: Mississippi Band of Choctaw (Tribe); Nature; Respect
Note: For related documents, see RC 015 047-053. Adapted from "Why the Flowers Grow," Choctaw Little Folk, by Novella Goodman Martin, 1970.