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ERIC Number: ED100606
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973
Pages: 25
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Indians of Nevada: Volume 4.
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 early Indian culture for upper elementary and/or junior high schools. Subject titles are: (1) Shelter; (2) Clothing, Ornaments and Adornments; and (3) Warfare and Weapons. The narrative is supplemented by pictures (sketches of plants, food gathering tactics, and arrowhead types); a Nevada map (delineation of county boundaries and the historical territories of the Washoe, Northern and Southern Paiute, and Shoshonean Indian tribes); and word study lists (50 words). Emphasis is on the influence of climate and terrain on shelter type; close sleeping quarters; ceremony relative to the dead; and nomadic tendencies. Also discussed are the influence of plant and animal life on dress and ornamentation, the limitations of Native Nevadan warfare, and identification of weapon finds and types. Word lists include such terms as elements, excavations, cache, barter, limitations, renegades, obsidian, stalking, foreshaft, and sites. (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