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ERIC Number: ED100604
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973
Pages: 23
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Indians of Nevada: Volume 2.
Dunn, Helen
Designed to provide Nevada's school population with information that will facilitate awareness and understanding of past and present Native Nevadan lifestyles and contributions, this generalized curriculum guide might constitute a social studies unit for upper elementary and/or junior high schools. Emphasis is on the cultural-historical influence of Nevada land and climate and plant, animal, and bird life. The narrative is supplemented by pictures (sketches of plants, food preparation, and food harvest); a word study list (40 words); a physiographic map of the United States; and a Nevada map, delineating county boundaries and the historical territories of the Washoe, Northern and Southern Paiute, and Shoshonean Indian tribes. Basic concepts include geographical influence on lifestyle; semi-nomadic and semi-sedentary cultures; food gathering and food preparation; medicinal use of plants; staple foods; the necessary ethic of "waste not"; and the implements and means of animal food procurement. The word study list includes such terms as metate, staple, mahogany, spawn, migratory, pits, atlatl, terrain, nomadic, prehistoric, pinon, and intense. (JC)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: N/A
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Nevada State Dept. of Education, Carson City. Federal Relations and Programs Branch.
Identifiers - Location: Nevada