ERIC Number: ED214695
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Feb-9
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What Shall Our Children Read? A Selected Bibliography of American Indian Literature for Young People.
The 178 titles in the annotated bibliography represent a variety of American Indian and Alaska Native topics and literature from 1953 to 1980 (primarily the 1970's). Serving as a guide for teachers and Native American parents, the bibliography alphabetically lists published material non-stereotypic of American Indians and suitable for teaching progressive reading skills. An asterisk identifies books written by American Indians. Each annotation includes the book's reading level. Examples of the contents include: myths and legends ("White Shell Horse,""Stories of Our Ancestors: A Collection of Northern Ute Indian Tales,""Spider in the Sky"); historical accounts ("Indian Annie: Kiowa Captive,""Let Me Be a Free Man"); culture and lifestyle ("The Hunters,""American Indian Utensils,""Indians of the Woodland: Before and After the Pilgrims"); prose and poetry ("The Way: An Anthology of American Indian Literature,""Ascending Red Cedar Moon,""Longhouse Winter"); biographies ("Chief Sarah: Sarah Winnemucca's Fight for Indian Rights,""Famous Indians,""Joseph, Chief of the Nez Perce"); and references ("American Indian Habitats: How to Make Dwellings and Shelters with Natural Materials,""The World of the American Indian,""Sports and Games the Indians Gave Us,""American Indian Clothes and How to Make Them"). Three periodicals developed especially for use by children and teachers in the classroom are also listed. (ERB)
Descriptors: Alaska Natives, American Indian Culture, American Indian Education, American Indian Literature, American Indians, Biographies, Childrens Literature, Cultural Background, Elementary Secondary Education, Legends, Life Style, Poetry, Prose, Reading Materials, Reference Materials, Tribes
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Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies
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