ERIC Number: ED253355
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: N/A
The Tale of the Possum.
Billy, Zonie; And Others
The story is about how Possum wanted a beautiful tail like Raccoon. Raccoon jokingly tells Possum how he got his pretty black stripes by wrapping his tail with hickory bark and singing it in hot ashes. As a result of Possum doing as Raccoon told him, oppossums today have no hair on their tails, travel at night because of embarrassment, and "play possum." This booklet is supplemental reading material for the "Choctaw Culture Early Education Activities" guide. The guide suggests activities pertaining to this story. (ERB)
Descriptors: American Indian Education, American Indian Literature, Animals, Cultural Influences, Early Childhood Education, Folk Culture, Legends, Mythology, Story Reading, Supplementary Reading Materials, Values
Research and Curriculum Development, Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians, Tribal Office Building, Rt. 7 Box 21, Philadelphia, MS 39350 ($2.75).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
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.