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ERIC Number: ED100609
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973
Pages: 15
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Indians of Nevada: Volume 7.
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 curriculum guide might constitute a social studies unit for upper elementary and/or junior high schools. This guide deals with famous Indians of Nevada. It presents: (1) biographical sketches of Captain Truckee (a Northern Paiute and claimed father of Chief Winnemucca, who fought against the Mexicans in California with John C. Fremont); (2) Chief Winnemucca (a Northern Paiute who made many efforts to prevent open conflict with the white man and who was respected by Indians and whites alike); (3) Sarah Winnemucca (daughter of Chief Winnemucca and an educated woman who wrote "Life Among the Paiutes", published in 1883, and gave public lectures on the "outrageous" treatment of Nevada Indians by the Federal Government); and (4) Wovoka (a religious Paiute who urged his people to follow the ways of peace via the Ghost Dance). Other Indian notables mentioned in this guide include Numaga, Johnson Sides, Helen Joaquin, and Natchez. A Nevada map delineating county boundaries and the historical territories of the Washoe, Paiute, and Shoshone tribes is also included. (JC)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
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Language: N/A
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Nevada State Dept. of Education, Carson City. Federal Relations and Programs Branch.
Identifiers - Location: Nevada