ERIC Number: ED235934
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: N/A
The Pawnee Experience: From Center Village to Oklahoma (Junior High Unit).
Solberg, Chris; Goldenstein, Erwin, Ed.
A sample packet on the Pawnee experience, developed for use by junior high teachers, includes a reading list and materials for teachers and students. Sections on Pawnee origins, history, religion and world view, tribal structure and kinship, and economic system before and after relocation from Nebraska to Oklahoma include objectives, lists of materials needed, exercises for students, and essays accompanied by questions to ponder. For instance, the section on Pawnee origins has the following objectives: (1) introducing students to Pawnee accounts of their origins and encounters with Europeans, and to the notion that different people interpret history differently, according to their values and history; and (2) showing students that the meaning of history depends in part on the symbolism people carry into a historical event. The section lists four necessary items (three are in the document), and gives three procedures for student exercises. Text of the section, "Perspectives in History," contains the Pawnee's own origin story, comment on archaeological support for the Pawnee account, two Anglo versions and a Pawnee version of the Pawnee encounter with Zebulon Pike's expedition, and an exercise with five questions for students. Other sections are similarly structured. (MH)
Descriptors: American Indian History, American Indian Literature, American Indian Studies, American Indians, Chronicles, Cultural Background, Cultural Education, Cultural Influences, Economic Change, Historiography, Junior High Schools, Kinship, Learning Modules, Life Style, Perspective Taking, Primary Sources, Relocation, Tribes, United States History, Units of Study
Nebraska Curriculum Development Center, Andrews Hall 32, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE 68588 0336 ($2.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: National Endowment for the Humanities (NFAH), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Nebraska Univ., Lincoln. Nebraska Curriculum Inst. on Native American Life.