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ERIC Number: ED141014
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Lakota Oral Literature.
One Feather, Vivian
Course objectives for the three credit hour Lakota Oral Literature (college level English) course presented in this publication are to: perceive through the reading and hearing of Lakota legends a better understanding of the known world of the Lakota people which existed prior to white contact; understand the origin of the laws which the Lakota people obeyed throughout centuries to the present; appreciate the world of the supernatural and its relationship with the Lakota people; understand that an oral tradition has as much validity and importance as a written tradition; and understand the source of reasoning in the Lakota sense as conveyed through the oral tradition. Each of the six individual units presented in this publication includes sections devoted to: (1) organization of the unit for the instructor; (2) unit objectives; (3) reading materials; (4) "important facts" (precepts); and (5) discussion topics or activities. The six units are titled as follows: "The Creation of the Universe and the Creation of Living Creatures"; "The Circle of Evil Spirits"; "The Order of Things"; "The Lakota People Come to the Earth"; "Ohunkakan"; and "Ehanni Wicowoyake". Also included are a supplementary bibliography (23 entries) and a filmography (10 entries). (JC)
Descriptors: Activities, Bibliographies, Cultural Awareness, Curriculum Guides, Educational Objectives, English, Filmographies, Higher Education, Legends, Literature, Speech Communication
Supply Store, Black Hills State College, Spearfish, South Dakota 57783 ($0.45)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Black Hills State Coll., Spearfish, SD.