ERIC Number: ED186189
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: N/A
Haida Numbers and Calculation.
Experienced traders in furs, blankets, and other goods, the Haidas of the 1700's had a well-developed decimal system for counting and calculating. Their units of linear measure included the foot, yard, and fathom, or six feet. This booklet lists the numbers from 1 to 20 in English and Haida; explains the Haida use of ten, hundred, and thousand units; and gives Haida terms for addition, subtraction, division, and linear measures from 1 to 12 feet. This is one in a series of curriculum materials designed to introduce students to the languages of Southeast Alaska Natives. (JH)
Descriptors: Alaska Natives, American Indian Culture, American Indian Education, American Indian Languages, American Indian Studies, Elementary Education, Instructional Materials, Language Enrichment, Native Language Instruction, Number Systems, Numbers, Reading Materials, Second Language Learning, Uncommonly Taught Languages
Ketchikan Indian Corporation, P.O. Box 6855, Ketchikan, AK 99901 ($0.50)
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.