ERIC Number: ED134393
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Can the Red Man Help the White Man? A Denver Conference with the Indian Elders (1968).
Morey, Sylvester M., Ed.
Edited proceedings of the 1968 Denver Conference of Indian Elders (a joint project sponsored by the Myrin Institute with the coorperation of Arrow Incorporated and the Bureau of Indian Affairs) are presented in book form for purposes of exploring the extent to which American Indian philosophy/religion can be utilized to help solve the complex social ills of the present. Since the Conference emphasized education, morality and character, man's relation to nature, and man's relation to man as manifest in Indian ceremonies, the testimony recorded in these proceedings is divided into the following sections: (1) The Conference Starts (an overview of the purpose and intent of the Conference); (2) Indian Beliefs; (3) Education and Religion; (4) Origin of Indian Peoples; (5) Indian Myths and Legends; (6) Apache Rituals; and (7) Summing Up (a representative remark is "...our civilization is one-sided; blessed by an abundance of intellectual abilities and technological skills, it is sadly lacking in an intuitive grasp of qualitative values such as the pursuit of true happiness through love of man and nature, through philosophical contemplation, and through religious experience."). Conference participants are identified as: Allen Quetone (Kiowa); Will Rogers, Jr. (Cherokee); Ben Black Elk (Oglala Sioux); David Kindle (Navajo); Alfred Bowman (Navajo); Guy Quetone (Kiowa); Alex Saluskin (Yakima); Chief Joshua Wetsit (Assiniboine). (JC)
Descriptors: American Indians, Conferences, Educational Philosophy, Futures (of Society), Intercultural Programs, Legends, Moral Development, Mythology, Philosophy, Racial Differences, Racial Relations, Religion, Values, Whites
Myrin Institute, Inc., 521 Park Avenue, New York, New York 10021 ($1.95)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A