ERIC Number: ED420562
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
Kids Explore the Heritage of Western Native Americans. Westridge Young Writers Workshop.
Jefferson County School District R-1, Denver, CO.
This book was written by students from all over the United States who participated in a program at Westridge Elementary School (Littleton, Colorado). The book is for anyone who wants to learn about Western Native American culture and heritage. The book tells the story of six Native American individuals and their families who represent different peoples of the Indian nation. Chapter 1 gives an overview of the Muscogee (Creek) heritage with Principal Chief Bill Fife. Chapter 2 explores the Arapaho heritage with Carolyn McLaughlin. Chapter 3 discusses the Navajo heritage with Judge Allen Sloan. Chapter 4 describes the Hopi heritage with Joan Timeche. Chapter 5 includes the Yakama heritage with Frances Smiscon. Chapter 6 presents the Sioux heritage with Calvin Standing Bear. Each family and tribal nation is unique yet similarities are stressed. The book contains numerous illustrations and photographs and concludes with a list of student and teacher participants and an index. (EH)
Descriptors: American Indian Culture, American Indian History, American Indian Studies, American Indians, Biographies, Childrens Literature, Cultural Activities, Cultural Education, Elementary Education, Family History, Family (Sociological Unit), Folk Culture, Global Education, Navajo (Nation), Sioux (Tribe), Student Developed Materials, Student Publications
John Muir Publications, P.O. Box 613, Santa Fe, NM 87504, telephone: 505-982-4078 ($9.95).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Students; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Jefferson County School District R-1, Denver, CO.