ERIC Number: ED321956
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1986
People of the Three Fires: The Ottawa, Potawatomi, and Ojibway of Michigan. [Workbook and Teacher's Guide].
Clifton, James A.; And Others
This book accompanied by a student workbook and teacher's guide, was written to help secondary school students to explore the history, culture, and dynamics of Michigan's indigenous peoples, the American Indians. Three chapters on the Ottawa, Potawatomi, and Ojibway (or Chippewa) peoples follow an introduction on the prehistoric roots of Michigan Indians. Each chapter reflects the integration of cultural and historical information about the Indians. The chapter on the Potawatomi stresses the political activities and economic forces affecting the tribe in southwestern Michigan. It includes biographical information on 19th century Potawatomi leaders. The second chapter focuses on the subsistence patterns and indigenous environmental relations of the Ojibway, while touching on the spiritual connotations of their existence. It is a generic treatment of Ojibway life, customs, beliefs, and the subsequent federal policies affecting them. The chapter on the Ottawa provides an extended discussion of their contact with European powers and explores the Indians' responses and adaptations to changing environmental and sociopolitical circumstances. This book contains many historical photographs and a five-page bibliography. (TES)
Descriptors: American Indian Culture, American Indian History, American Indian Studies, American Indians, Environmental Influences, Federal Indian Relationship, Political Influences, Secondary Education, Social Change, Sociocultural Patterns, Socioeconomic Influences
Michigan Indian Press, 45 Lexington N. W., Grand Rapids, MI 49504.
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Students; Practitioners
Sponsor: National Endowment for the Humanities (NFAH), Washington, DC.; Department of Commerce, Washington, DC.; Michigan Council for the Humanities, East Lansing.; Dyer-Ives Foundation, Grand Rapids, MI.
Authoring Institution: Grand Rapids Inter-Tribal Council, MI.
Identifiers - Location: Michigan
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A