ERIC Number: ED258762
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: N/A
The Indian Reading Series: Stories and Legends of the Northwest. Level IV. Books 1-21.
Northwest Regional Educational Lab., Portland, OR.
Designed as supplementary reading material for Indian and non-Indian children in the elementary grades, this series of 21 booklets presents 36 stories and legends of Northwest tribes. Stories in this fourth level of the six-level series were developed cooperatively by Indian people of reservations in the Pacific Northwest. Booklets range from 7 to 61 pages in length and contain numerous illustrations by Indian artists. The stories are grouped together by type: (1) stories that explain natural phenomena; (2) stories that emphasize Indian cultural values; (3) stories that explain cultural objects, ceremonies, or lifestyles; and (4) stories about spiritual beliefs. The first four stories provide an opportunity to compare and contrast the plateau, coast, and plains regions as well as the pre-contact, reservation, and modern periods of Indian culture. The trickster Coyote appears in 12 stories that stress Indian values. Description of culture stories are about tribal history, basket and canoe making, tanning hides, and traditional tribal dwellings. Student activity cards relate to the stories and are designed to promote creativity, expand awareness of Indian culture, and give additional practice in language arts skills. They include illustrated directions for making games, writing with pictographs, and preparing Indian foods. (JHZ)
Descriptors: American Indian Culture, American Indian Literature, American Indians, Childrens Literature, Cultural Background, Cultural Images, Elementary Education, Illustrations, Legends, Picture Books, Supplementary Reading Materials, Tribes
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402 (Stock No. 065-000-00124-1, $22.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Northwest Regional Educational Lab., Portland, OR.