ERIC Number: ED258758
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: N/A
The Indian Reading Series: Stories and Legends of the Northwest. Level I. Books 1-20.
Northwest Regional Educational Lab., Portland, OR.
Designed as supplementary reading materials appropriate for Indian and non-Indian children in the primary grades, this series of 20 booklets presents legends and stories of Northwest tribes. Stories in this first level of a six-level series were developed by the Blackfeet, Northern Cheyenne, Skokomish, Shoshone-Bannock, Crow, and Muckleshoot tribes and the Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs Reservation of Oregon. The booklets range from 8 to 39 pages in length and follow a picture book format with large type and many illustrations. The illustrations by numerous artists are stylistically diverse and include cartoons, pictographs, and traditional Indian designs as well as realistic drawings. Stories are intended to provide a greater understanding of Indian culture and to appeal to the interests and values of many Indian children--horses, wildlife, natural phenomena, fishing, hunting, celebrations. Three stories about school have pictures only with space for children to write accompanying text. Legend titles in the series include "Coyote and the Stars,""Insects Off to War,""Why Bluejay Hops," and "How Daylight Came to Be." Other stories are about a wild horse roundup, a Northern Cheyenne Indian girl and her horse, the life of a rodeo horse, and a Blackfeet Indian boy's first dance. (JHZ)
Descriptors: American Indian Culture, American Indian Literature, American Indians, Childhood Interests, Childrens Literature, Cultural Background, Illustrations, Legends, Picture Books, Primary Education, Supplementary Reading Materials, Tribes
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402 (Stock No. 065-000-00099-7, $26.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Educational Equity Group. Multicultural/Bilingual Div.
Authoring Institution: Northwest Regional Educational Lab., Portland, OR.