ERIC Number: ED220235
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: N/A
Our Mother Corn.
Mathers, Sherry; And Others
Developed to provide an understanding of the magnitude of the role of corn, referred to as Mother Corn in the cultures of the Seneca, Pawnee, and Hopi tribes, the student text provides information on the tribes' basic lifestyles and the way they grew and used corn in three different parts of the United States. The section on the origin of corn provides an historical background on corn, including where it comes from, the mystery of its origin, how it grows, what it needs to grow, and where to get Native corn seed. Each tribe's section includes: (1) a description of their environment, home, livelihood, and lifestyle; (2) various methods used to prepare their fields, plant, harvest, and store their corn; and (3) short stories about the life of that tribe before European contact. Additionally, the text provides a U.S. map showing tribes that use corn, traditional legends, games, songs, chants, and corn recipes from the Pawnee, Hopi, Seneca, and other tribes. A glossary of terms and a bibliography conclude the guide. (AH)
Descriptors: Agricultural Production, American Indian Culture, American Indian Education, American Indian Literature, Elementary Secondary Education, Enrichment Activities, Farmers, Field Crops, Folk Culture, Games, Geographic Location, Grains (Food), Housing, Instructional Materials, Legends, Life Style, Maps, Social Studies, Tribes
Daybreak Star Press, United Indians of All Tribes Foundation, P.O. Box 99253, Seattle, WA 98199 ($7.00 per copy).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (ED), Washington, DC. Ethnic Heritage Studies Program.; Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (ED), Washington, DC. Indian Education Programs.
Authoring Institution: United Indians of All Tribes Foundation, Seattle, WA.