ERIC Number: ED073860
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Ehanni Ohunkakan. Curriculum Materials Resource Unit.
Red Cloud Indian School, Inc., Pine Ridge, SD. Oglala Sioux Culture Center.; Black Hills State Coll., Spearfish, SD.
The first of 6 experimental units, the instructional material presented in this document is directed to the 9th graders of the Oglala Sioux people. The stories presented are from the literary tradition of the Sioux people. The stories included are of 3 categories: (1) Ehanni (meaning a very long time ago) stories, which explain the creation and how things came to be; (2) Ohunkakan stories, telling of a time after the Sioux people had come to the surface of the world and before the times of their great-great-grandfathers; and (3) Ehanni Wicowogake stories, which tell the history of the Sioux people, based on historical fact. The 3 groups of stories tell of the coming of religious rites, lessons to be learned, social behavior, manners, and courtesy. Various explanations and illustrations are also included to help the reader comprehend the material. Related documents are ED 067 172, and ED 066 236 through ED 066 240. (FF)
Descriptors: American Indian Reservations, American Indians, Anthropology, Cultural Background, Curriculum Enrichment, Ethnic Groups, Grade 9, History, Instructional Materials, Legends, Literature, Methods, Religious Education
ERIC/CRESS, Box 3AP, Las Cruces, New Mexico 88003 (on loan)
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Sponsor: National Center for Educational Research and Development (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Red Cloud Indian School, Inc., Pine Ridge, SD. Oglala Sioux Culture Center.; Black Hills State Coll., Spearfish, SD.