ERIC Number: ED377992
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Six Alaskan Native Women Leaders: Pre-Statehood.
Oleksa, Michael J.
This booklet provides resources for teaching about pre-statehood Alaska history and the role of Alaska Native women. The six women leaders featured come from different backgrounds, languages, and cultures. They include an oral historian, a civil rights activist, a bilingual teacher, a traditional storyteller, a healer, and a tradition bearer. The period covered by the lifetimes of these women--from the early 19th century through the present--facilitates consideration of issues ranging back to the first contacts with Russian explorers. Each section contains an introduction to the historical and geographic context in which the women lived and a brief biographical sketch. Supplemental materials include a book chapter in English and Gwich'in on remembrances of subsistence living, a Yup'ik legend, diplomatic letters and other communications, newspaper articles, a language map, and photographs. Each section also contains suggestions for follow-up discussions, activities aimed at increasing multicultural and multilingual awareness, and sources for further reading. (RAH)
Descriptors: Activism, Alaska Natives, Athapascan Languages, Civil Rights, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Maintenance, Culture Conflict, Eskimo Aleut Languages, Eskimos, Females, Language Maintenance, Legends, Multicultural Education, Religious Discrimination, Secondary Education, State History, Story Telling, Womens Studies
Publication Type: Historical Materials; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Alaska State Dept. of Education, Juneau.
Identifiers - Location: Alaska