ERIC Number: ED127252
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: N/A
Strangers, the Russian Side: The Aleuts of the Eighteenth Century, Social Studies Unit, Book Ib.
Partnow, Patricia H.
This story is to be used as part of the social studies unit, The Aleuts of the Eighteenth Century, to show the Russian perspective on their first interaction with the Aleuts. A Russian trapper tells of his experiences on one of the first Russian ships to explore the Aleutian Islands in the 18th century. Written as a diary, the story describes first impressions of the islands and an exploratory trip ashore to look for fresh water and furbearing animals. People are sighted on the second day and gifts are exchanged when the Russian landing party arrives on shore. When one Aleut tries to grab a musket, a struggle follows in which he is wounded and the Russians quickly return to their ship. They sail to another island where they subdue the natives and spend a successful winter trapping. Many pictures illustrate the events. A glossary provides definitions of words which may be unfamiliar to intermediate or junior-high students. (AV)
Descriptors: American Indians, Cultural Education, Elementary Secondary Education, History, Intermediate Grades, Junior High School Students, Language Arts, Narration, Reading Materials, Social Studies, Story Reading, Units of Study
Indian Education Program, Anchorage School District, 4600 DeBarr Road, Anchorage, Alaska 99504 (free until supply is depleted)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Alaska Native Education Board, Inc., Anchorage.