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ERIC Number: ED100607
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973
Pages: 20
Abstractor: N/A
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Indians of Nevada: Volume 5.
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 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. Areas covered are: (1) The Political and Family Life (assumed to have been one and the same thing among prehistoric Desert Culture Indians); (2) Ceremonial and Religious Life (group and individual needs were met via ceremonies held for religious purposes and those held for "pure fun"); (3) Pleasure (gossiping, playing group games, feasting, and dancing); (4) Social Orientation (minimal communication between different prehistoric tribes but maximum communication and strict conformity within a given tribe); (5) Basketry (history and purpose of basket weaving, including an anecdotal biography of Dat-So-La-Lee, a famous Washoe woman who lived from 1828-1925). This biographical section constitutes the major portion of the guide, tracing Dat-So-La-Lee's career from her early devotion to religious ceremonial baskets to those later woven for economic survival at the request and specifications of the white man. (JC)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
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Language: N/A
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Salem Coll., WV.
Identifiers - Location: Nevada