ERIC Number: ED239788
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: N/A
A Choctaw Anthology.
Anderson, Jane, Ed.; And Others
The collection of six papers provides information on the history and culture of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians that has not been readily available before. The papers, written by college-bound Choctaw high school students, concern three legends of Nanih Waiya, the Mother Mound of Choctaws in Mississippi; the traditional Choctaw courtship and wedding ceremony; Apushmataha, Choctaw chief of the early nineteenth century; the negotiations for the 1830 Treaty of Dancing Rabbit Creek; the equipment and rules for Choctaw stickball; and an overview of Choctaw self-determination. Each paper is illustrated with black and white photographs. (SB)
Descriptors: American Indian Culture, American Indian Education, American Indian History, American Indians, Economic Development, Federal Indian Relationship, Games, Industry, Leaders, Legends, Marriage, Oral History, Organization, Secondary Education, Self Determination, Treaties
Choctaw Heritage Press, Rt 7, Box 21, Philadelphia, MS 39350 ($1.00 plus $.75 postage and handling).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (ED), Washington, DC. Indian Education Programs.
Authoring Institution: Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians, Philadelphia.