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ERIC Number: ED100605
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973
Pages: 14
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Indians of Nevada: Volume 3.
Dunn, Helen
As part of a continuing program designed to provide Nevada's school population with information that will facilitate greater awareness and understanding of both past and present Native Nevadan lifestyles and contributions, this generalized curriculum guide might constitute a social studies unit on religion for upper elementary and/or junior high schools. Subject areas covered are: (1) Early Religion of Desert Culture Indians (focus on the Shaman and the nature of good and evil); (2) The Ghost Dance Religion (a response to the intrusion and the physical and cultural destruction brought about by the white man with the discovery of gold and silver in 1848 and 1857); and (3) The Peyote Religion (development of a Narcotic based Christian/pagan religion identified as..."a strong defense of Indian culture and identity and an avenue between Indian and White cultures"). Accompanying the narrative are a word study list (40 words) and a Nevada map, delineating county boundaries and the historical territories of the Washoe, Northern and Southern Paiute, and Shoshonean Indian tribes. The word study list includes such words as moral, supernatural, ceremony, manipulate, impact, interpret, narcotic, and reliable. (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