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ERIC Number: ED377992
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Jan
Pages: 70
Abstractor: N/A
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)
Publication Type: Historical Materials; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Alaska State Dept. of Education, Juneau.
Identifiers - Location: Alaska