ERIC Number: ED318598
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
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Through Indian Eyes. Books without Bias. Revised Edition.
Slapin, Beverly, Ed.; Seale, Doris, Ed.
This collection contains poems and stories by Native Americans, articles on American Indian stereotypes and on providing unbiased reading materials for Native American children, and book reviews and bibliographies. In several articles, Beverly Slapin, Doris Seale, and Michael A. Dorris discuss American Indian stereotypes in children's books and school activities, their effects on children's self-concept and attitudes, and efforts to persuade educators and libraries to eliminate children's books that preserve racial stereotypes. In two articles, Joseph Bruchac discusses the use of traditional Native American stories as lessons for children and adults, problems related to the telling of American Indian stories by non-Indian storytellers, and suggestions for the non-Indian storyteller to follow. Other authors of articles and poems include Ceni Myles, Mary Gloyne Byler, Paula Gunn Allen, Marilou Awiakta, Beth Brant, Diane Burns, Chrystos, Jimmie Durham, Gogisgi/Carroll Arnett, Linda Hogan, Louis (Littlecoon) Oliver, Lenore Keeshig-Tobias, Ted D. Palmanteer, Mary Tallmountain, and Luci Tapahonso. A checklist outlines criteria to use in choosing non-racist and undistorted books about the lives and histories of Native Americans. This document also contains reviews of 110 children's books about Native Americans; brief descriptions of 26 Native American publishers; a list of additional teacher resources; bibliographies (one annotated) of 178 children's books by or about Native Americans; an index; and numerous illustrations. (SV)
Descriptors: American Indian Culture, American Indian Education, American Indian History, American Indian Literature, American Indians, Book Reviews, Childrens Literature, Elementary Education, Essays, Ethnic Stereotypes, Minority Group Children, Multicultural Education, Poetry, Racial Attitudes, Racial Bias, Reading Material Selection, Reading Materials, Story Telling
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