ERIC Number: ED176932
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: N/A
Native American Adult Reader III.
King, Lovern Root, Ed.
This reader, one of three designed to provide adults in basic education/GED programs with meaningful material based on Native American cultures, includes selections appropriate for advanced reading ability (grade 7 and above). 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. "The First Born" discusses universal elements in Indian creation stories and tells the Sioux creation story. "On the Edge of Nowhere" gives a narrative account of cultural values sustaining an Athabascan man through a period of emotional and physical hardship. A biographical sketch stresses Tecumseh's qualities as a leader. A speech by Albert Attocknie, chief of the Comanche Tribe, makes a plea for young, educated Indians to deal fairly with the concerns of all Indians, including the old and uneducated. Other selections discuss the growing expertise of tribal governments, the value of Indian oral history, Indian civil rights actions, the history of sovereignty, the Indian concept of medicine power, and the traditional food and clothing of the Klallam Tribe. (JH)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Reading Programs, American Indian Culture, American Indian Education, American Indians, Cultural Background, Federal Indian Relationship, High School Equivalency Programs, History, Illustrations, Legends, Reading Instruction, Reading Materials, Reading Skills, Tribal Sovereignty, Tribes
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.