ERIC Number: ED463927
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
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We're Still Here: Contemporary Virginia Indians Tell Their Stories.
Waugaman, Sandra F.; Moretti-Langholtz, Danielle
Except for discussions of the early colonial period, the American Indians of Virginia are invisible in history textbooks, leading many people to assume that the state's Indian population vanished long ago. This book shares the unique stories of some of Virginia's Indian people, providing an insight into the history, education, and cultural traditions of each of the eight state-recognized tribes of Virginia: the Monacan Nation and the Chickahominy, Eastern Chickahominy, Mattaponi, Upper Mattaponi, Nansemond, Pamunkey, and Rappahannock Tribes. Chapters focus on: (1) life on the reservations during the 20th century, including one-room schools; (2) American Indian history in Virginia and the historical distortions in history textbooks; (3) history of racial identification of Indians in Virginia; (4) two statewide Indian organizations that work on federal and state relations with tribes, advocacy, and improvement of Indian education; (5) experiences of living in two worlds, growing up Indian, learning cultural traditions, and attending Indian schools and public schools; (6) archaeology and issues related to protection of Native American graves; (7) pottery making traditions and instruction; (8) pow wows; (9) food and subsistence traditions; and (10) museums and historical research. Appendices present a glossary, suggested reading, other resources, museums, and profiles of the eight state tribes. (Contains an index.) (SV)
Descriptors: American Indian Culture, American Indian Education, American Indian History, American Indians, Archaeology, Biculturalism, Ceramics, Elementary Secondary Education, Genealogy, Nonformal Education, Personal Narratives, State History, Tribes
Palari Publishing, P.O. Box 9288, Richmond, VA 23227-0288 ($14.95 plus $3.75 shipping; volume discounts available). Tel: 804-537-5394.
Publication Type: Books; Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
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Identifiers - Location: Virginia