ERIC Number: ED219780
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
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A Critical Analysis of Selected Native American Literature for Juvenile Readers.
Walsh, Anna C.; Adams, Caryl L.
Intended to help teachers who want to offer their students the best native American literature, this paper analyzes a selection of books written by and about native Americans, in particular the Navajo Indians. The criteria used to select materials for the paper include historical accuracy, cultural accuracy, idealism versus realism, and reader interest. The books are arranged into the following categories: (1) autobiography; (2) oral history and autobiography; (3) literature written by anthropologists; (4) books written by educators, Bureau of Indian Affairs officials, and trading post workers; and (5) books by other authors. (FL)
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