ERIC Number: ED432424
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
A Critical Bibliography on North American Indians, for K-12.
Kaupp, P. Ann, Comp.; Burnett, Fiona, Comp.; Malloy, Maureen, Comp.; Wilson, Cheryl, Comp.
This annotated bibliography is a response to teachers' concerns about choosing culturally sensitive and historically accurate books about American Indians and Alaska Natives. It contains critical annotations and evaluations of approximately 1,000 books, most published 1960-93, and points out controversial titles and disagreements about specific books. The focus is primarily on materials for elementary and secondary students but also includes publications of interest to the general public. Sections are organized by culture area--General, Southwest, Northwest Coast, California, Plateau, Arctic, Plains, Great Basin, Subarctic, Northeast, and Southeast--and each area is further organized by tribe and then divided into nonfiction, fiction, biographies, and traditional stories. Within each section, entries are listed alphabetically by author and include publisher, publishing date, and number of pages. Broad reading-level categories are indicated as lower elementary, upper elementary, secondary, or adult. The annotations note books' strengths and weaknesses. Highly recommended books are given a star, questionable books a question mark. In an attempt to assist teachers and parents in making informed choices for their students and children, the introduction offers 17 questions that provide a framework for evaluating books on American Indians and Alaska Natives, 4 common examples of stereotypical representations, a discussion of words that reflect bias or prejudice, a recommended reference series, and 11 additional resources. (TD)
Descriptors: Adolescent Literature, Alaska Natives, American Indian Culture, American Indian History, American Indian Literature, American Indian Studies, American Indians, Annotated Bibliographies, Books, Canada Natives, Childrens Literature, Criticism, Cultural Awareness, Educational Resources, Elementary Secondary Education, Ethnic Bias, Evaluation Criteria, Foreign Countries, Reading Material Selection, Stereotypes, Tribes
Web site: http://nmnhwww.si.edu/anthro/outreach/Indbibl/bibliogr.html (full text).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Parents; Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: National Museum of Natural History, Washington, DC.