ERIC Number: ED310892
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Indians of Washington State. Revised Edition.
Milhafer, Judith; And Others
This unit supplements social studies curriculum in Washington state schools and is offered to help teachers design courses on Indians of the Pacific Northwest. The unit is designed to build understanding and appreciation for historical and contemporary Indian culture, and to examine how people meet their needs using natural resources and adaptation. The unit emphasizes the diversity of cultures and languages among Washington Indians and the effects of environment upon their ways of life. The material covers three geographic regions: coastal, Puget Sound, and plateau. The main sections focus on the history and traditional culture of Indians. Topics include: (1) seasonal cycles and food; (2) responsibilities of men and women; (3) Indian homes; (4) clothing and personal care; (5) stages of life; (6) business; (7) feast system; (8) government and transportation; and (9) religion and healing. The appendices present the following information about contemporary Indians: (1) tribes and reservations in Washington State; (2) stereotypes; (3) Indian fisheries in Washington State; (4) treaties; (5) economic development and self-sufficiency; (6) the United Indians of All Tribes Foundation; and (7) poetry by G. Williams. (TS)
Descriptors: American Indian Culture, American Indian History, American Indian Languages, American Indian Studies, Cultural Background, Economic Development, Economic Opportunities, Elementary Secondary Education, Multicultural Education, Public Schools, Social Studies, State Curriculum Guides, Tribes
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Washington Office of the State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Olympia.
Identifiers - Location: Washington