ERIC Number: ED176931
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: N/A
Native American Adult Reader II.
King, Lovern Root, Ed.
This reader, one of three designed to provide adults in basic education/GED programs with meaningful materials based on Native American cultures, includes selections appropriate for intermediate reading ability (grades 4-6). The twelve readings focus on culture, history, and contemporary concerns of Native Americans. Each selection includes a vocabulary study list and comprehension questions following the format used by the General Educational Development Test. Maps and illustrations accompany several readings. "A Visit to South Dakota" contains impressions of a young Indian girl's first visit to a reservation; "Coast Tribal Government" outlines the role of the tribal chiefs and the white man's misconception of that role. "We May Be Brothers After All" is an excerpt from an eloquent speech by Chief Sealth. Other selections include an Arapaho creation story, a Makah legend explaining the heavenly bodies, a description of the Yakima Encampment, and a Blackfoot's argument against "mainstreaming" and in favor of the preservation of Indian culture and land. (JH)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Washington, DC.; Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.; Washington Office of the State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Olympia.
Authoring Institution: United Indians of All Tribes Foundation, Seattle, WA.