ERIC Number: ED225785
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
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American Indian Stereotypes in the World of Children: A Reader and Bibliography.
Hirschfelder, Arlene B.
Created to try to shock people into realizing that a child's world is supersaturated with hundreds of images of savage, noble, lazy, or nonhuman Indians that obscure, misrepresent, and render trivial the rich cultures and histories of Native Americans, the reader is intended for early childhood, elementary, and secondary educators and general public. Selected articles are presented that spell out the attitudes of children about Indians, explain the emergence of the Plains Indian stereotype, scrutinize in detail the images of Indians in children's story and text books, analyze toy Indian imagery, describe the misuse of Native American religion and customs in YMCA programs, and report on sports teams with Indian names and derogatory mascots. Following the reader is an annotated bibliography that contains over 125 books and articles that deal with the images of Indians in the world of children and adults. The studies listed examine the imagery in art, literature, social sciences, children's story and text books, movies, television, European literature, and other fields. A shorter section of articles, books, and curricular materials suggests ways to correct the inauthentic, offensive, and unreal images of Indians. (Publisher)
Descriptors: American Indians, Annotated Bibliographies, Athletics, Childhood Attitudes, Childrens Literature, Cultural Images, Elementary Secondary Education, Ethnic Stereotypes, Media Research, Role Perception, Textbook Bias, Toys
Scarecrow Press, Inc., P.O. Box 656, Metuchen, NJ 08840 ($17.50).
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies
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