ERIC Number: ED526819
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 14
Acculturation into the Creek Traditions: Growing in Depth and Breadth of Understanding within the Environment
Bogan, Margaret B.
Online Submission, US-China Education Review A 4 p548-555 2011
This paper is in part, a reflective analysis of 15 years living with the state-recognized Florida Creek Indians of the Central Florida Muskogee Creek Tribe and the Pasco Band of Creek Indians, formally of Lacoochee, FL and currently in Brooksville, FL, respectively. It addresses the power structures within tribal organizations. Selected Creek teaching stories are presented along with their layers of meaning. The oral tradition of transference of information will be described from the perspective of learning through hidden agendas. Non-western science teachings about the medicinal use of native plants will be used to support personal and professional growth. Taboos and group visions will be described. The process of acculturation will further be described through experiencing spirit dreams. The author was transformed in her depth and breadth of understanding of ecology as a function of this study.
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Florida