ERIC Number: ED113075
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: N/A
A Vision: The Warrior-Scholar-Community Activist, the End Product of Indian Studies.
Whiteman, Henrietta V.
American Indian Studies as developed in institutions of higher education should be designed to produce a new type of person--a warrior-scholar, community activist who not only understands the various worlds in which the Indian must live but is actively involved in improving these worlds via bicultural participation in a pluralistic society. The development of Indian Studies should include courses for undergraduates, graduates, and summer institutes taught by Indian teachers or non-Indian professionals who have been sensitized to the Indian perspective. An informal survey of the kinds of courses most successful in American Indian Studies reveals a need for courses in: (1) general nationwide history; (2) culture as expressed via language; (3) the urban Indian; (4) regionalized history; (5) literature and oral traditions; (6) ethno-science; (7) Native women; (8) music; (9) art; (10) dance; (11) penal institutions; (12) community development; (13) the reservation Indian; (14) religion and philosophy; (15) contemporary issues; (16) an historical perspective on Indian education; (17) research and analysis of critical issues affecting the American Indian; and (18) direct independent study. Graduate programs utilizing these kinds of courses should be practical and field based to assure emergence of the warrior-scholar. (JC)
Descriptors: American Indian Reservations, American Indians, Art, Biculturalism, Community Development, Course Descriptions, Ethnic Studies, Field Experience Programs, Graduate Study, Higher Education, History, Language, Literature, Philosophy, Religion
Not available separately, see RC 008 779. ERIC/CRESS, Box 3AP, Las Cruces, New Mexico 88003 (on loan)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Office of Indian Education.
Authoring Institution: Navajo Community Coll., Tsaile, AZ.; American Indian Resource Associates, Oglala, SD.