ERIC Number: ED186188
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: N/A
Haida Months of the Year.
Students are introduced to Haida vocabulary in this booklet which briefly describes the seasons and traditional seasonal activities of Southeastern Alaska Natives. The first section lists the months in English and Haida; e.g., January is "Taan Kungaay," or "Bear Hunting Month." The second section contains seasonal names in Haida and English as well as the five Haida food gathering times: Herring Egg Time, Black Seaweed, Red Salmon, Berries Ripen, and Dog Salmon Egg Month. The final section describes the most important natural events and food gathering activities of each month; the text is in English with selected Haida words in parentheses following the English equivalent. In some cases, the origin of Haida month names is provided; e.g., the Haida word for November, when bears hibernate, means "large thing laid down." Line drawings illustrate each page. (JH)
Descriptors: Alaska Natives, American Indian Culture, American Indian Education, American Indian Languages, American Indian Studies, Climate, Elementary Education, Food, Illustrations, Instructional Materials, Native Language Instruction, Reading Materials, Time, Uncommonly Taught Languages, Wildlife
Ketchikan Indian Corporation, P.O. Box 6855, Ketchikan, AK 99901 ($1.00)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Ethnic Heritage Studies Branch.
Authoring Institution: Ketchikan Indian Corp., AK.