ERIC Number: ED257622
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: N/A
A Choctaw Anthology III.
Anderson, Jane, Ed.; Zachary, Nina C., Ed.
Nine research papers, written by college-bound Choctaw high school students, discuss the history and culture of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians. In developing the papers students read current and historical texts, conducted interviews with tribal members and tribal employees, and developed survey questionnaires. Two reports discuss the lives of Choctaw chiefs Pushmataha, 1764-1824, and Greenwood LeFlore, 1800-1865. Other historical reports cover early village life, codes of behavior and punishments, marriage and courtship practices, and 19th century missionary efforts among the Choctaw. An overview of Choctaw language includes the results of a survey of 36 students concerning their knowledge of Choctaw language and their attitudes toward instruction in Choctaw. A report on legends and superstitions also contains results of a survey of 31 students who were fairly knowledgeable about old Choctaw legends and superstitions but had few personal supernatural experiences. The final article discusses recent Choctaw economic development and housing trends and includes interviews with four employees of the Choctaw Housing Authority and a Choctaw-owned construction firm. Each report includes footnotes, bibliography, and black and white photographs. (JHZ)
Descriptors: American Indian Culture, American Indian Education, American Indian History, American Indians, Choctaw, Community Development, Cultural Activities, Economic Development, Federal Indian Relationship, Housing, Interviews, Language Attitudes, Laws, Leaders, Legends, Marriage, Oral History, Questionnaires, Secondary Education, Self Determination, Student Developed Materials, Treaties
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Collected Works - General; Historical Materials
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.