ERIC Number: ED418837
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
Four Great Rivers To Cross: Cheyenne History, Culture, and Traditions.
Mendoza, Patrick M.; Strange Owl-Raben, Ann; Strange Owl, Nico
This book contains 16 stories that chronicle the history and culture of the Cheyenne people. Intended for grades 3-8, the stories present an alternative viewpoint on historical events and thus provide a more balanced understanding of the Cheyenne and other Native peoples. The stories are told chronologically, from creation to the present, as seen through the eyes of Old Nam Shin (grandfather) and a young girl named Shadow. Story themes include Cheyenne beliefs; "How the Animals and Other Things Came to Be"; "How the Cheyenne Got Horses"; "Stories of Magic and Medicine Men"; "History and Heroes"; the war with the U.S. Army; defeat and destruction of the buffalo; and imprisonment of 31 Cheyenne warriors in Fort Marion, Florida. The book also includes discussion questions and class activities with each story, as well as vocabulary in English and Cheyenne, recommended additional readings, photographs, maps, and an index. Contains 46 references. (SV)
Descriptors: American Indian Culture, American Indian History, Elementary Education, Learning Activities, Multicultural Education, Mythology, Oral Tradition, Social Studies, Spirituality
Teacher Ideas Press, Libraries Unlimited, Inc., P.O. Box 6633, Englewood, CO 80155-6633; phone: 800-237-6124 ($20.00).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Cheyenne (Tribe)