ERIC Number: ED197875
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: N/A
Choices & Careers; Free to Choose: Famous Indian Women. Books I, II, and III and Leaders Guide.
To show a variety of careers and how and why each woman chose her field of study, this unit presents the stories of both historical and contemporary Indian women who have excelled in their professions. Although numerous and conflicting stories have been written on the lives of the historical women, the unit provides only one version of each life. There is a bibliography for those who wish to read more about the lives of these women. Indian women who have excelled in the health field are Susan LaFlesche Picotte, Dr. Rosa Minoka Hill, and Annie Dodge Wauneka. Indian women famous in the arts are Lucy Squirrel George (basket weaver), Pablita Velarde (artist), Amanda M. Crowe (wood carver), and Buffy Sainte-Marie (singer and songwriter). Indian women famous for leadership qualities include Helen White Peterson, Betty Mae Jumper, and LaDonna Harris. Nora Guinn is the only Eskimo woman judge in Alaska. Biographies of five other noted Indian women are also included. The unit is intended for girls from 9 to 18 years of age. The leaders' guide contains narration for a film strip of famous Indian women and questions for discussion. The unit also provides information for ordering supplementary films and books. (CM)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Adults, American Indian Culture, American Indian Education, American Indians, Career Awareness, Careers, Cultural Influences, Eskimos, Females, Individual Development, Leaders Guides, Leadership Styles, Learning Activities, Quality of Life, Recognition (Achievement), Role Models, Role Perception, Tribes
Women's Education Resources, Univ. of Wisconsin Extension, 430 Lowell Hall, 610 Langdon St., Madison, WI 53589 ($2.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Extension Service (USDA), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ., Madison. Univ. Extension.