ERIC Number: ED103137
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: 0
Contemporary Issues of the American Indian.
Deloria, Vine, Jr., Comp.; And Others
Designed to offer a developing American Indian Studies program basic lecture topics and source materials, this guide presents a model for both a quarter and year's course (three quarters) in contemporary Indian issues suitable for study at the college level. Major themes for the quarter course are identified as: (1) how the institutional structure of Indian affairs developed; (2) current economic and social problems of American Indians; and (3) contemporary manifestations of the Indian spirit. Beginning with the 1867-68 treaties, there are 17 lectures outlined for the quarter course dealing with such topic titles as "The Indian Claims Commission", "The Era of Self-determination", and "Case Studies of Contemporary Problems." Organized on a weekly basis, the model for the year's course presents 30 lecture suggestions (10 per quarter) with reading suggestions for each week. The fall quarter is devoted to study of the historical perspective; the winter quarter deals with economic and human development problems; and the spring quarter is concerned with the cultural values of the American Indian community. Representative lecture titles include "The Indian Reorganization Act and the Establishment of Tribal Governments", "Questions of Tribal Development", and "Films by and About Indians." Both a film and a general bibliography are included. (JC)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Office of Indian Education.
Authoring Institution: National Indian Education Association, Minneapolis, Minn.