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Ladd, Wayne M., Ed.; Lumpkin, Angela, Ed. – 1979
The foundations of the educational sporting heritage are examined in this collection of articles. The book is divided into two topical sections--Interscholastic Sport and Intercollegiate Sport. Both units are introduced by a study of a significant individual who was either a leader in or a reflector of sport in education, and are followed by…
Descriptors: Athletics, Colleges, Educational History, Extracurricular Activities
Velarde, Pablita – 1989
Pablita Velarde, renowned artist and lecturer, recalls some of the Tewa legends handed down orally through the generations. She heard her grandfather and great-grandfather relate these tales on cold winter evenings at Santa Clara Pueblo when she was a child. The six stories told by Old Father Story Teller are "The Stars," which ties the…
Descriptors: American Indian Culture, American Indian Literature, Artists, Childrens Literature
Basso, Keith H. – 1996
This book of essays draws on a cultural geography project in which an ethnographer and Apache consultants mapped the area around Cibecue, on the Fort Apache Reservation (Arizona). The essays focus on different Apache individuals and examine the ways that Apache constructions of place reach deeply into other cultural spheres. Many Apache place…
Descriptors: American Indian Culture, American Indian History, Apache, Discourse Analysis
Keegan, Marcia – 1999
This book portrays San Ildefonso Pueblo on the east bank of the Rio Grande river in New Mexico through the lives of Sonja, age 10, and her sister Desiree, age 8. Growing up in San Ildefonso Pueblo, the girls enjoy the same activities as other American girls, such as basketball, cheerleading, playing video games, and sending e-mail. But they also…
Descriptors: American Indian Culture, Biographies, Children, Childrens Literature
Orr, Eliza Cingarkaq, Comp.; Orr, Ben, Comp.; Kanrilak, Victor, Jr., Comp.; Charlie, Andy, Jr., Comp. – 1997
The stories published in this book are the result of a collaborative effort of the elders of the village of Tununak (Alaska), the Lower Kuskokwim School District, and school staff and students. The stories were told in Yup'ik by elders at various school and community gatherings. The book is divided into seven sections: (1) hunters and animal…
Descriptors: Alaska Natives, Elementary Secondary Education, Eskimos, Family Life
Andrews, Susan B., Ed.; Creed, John, Ed. – 1998
This book compiles the best selections from the Chukchi News and Information Service, a University of Alaska project that for the past decade, has published the writings of Native college students from rural and remote regions of Alaska. The writers are primarily nontraditional older students who are Inupiaq, Yup'ik, or Siberian Yup'ik Eskimos or…
Descriptors: Alaska Natives, American Indian Education, American Indians, Cultural Background
Neihardt, John G. – 1972
This classic book describes the life experiences and "great vision" of Black Elk, a holy man of the Oglala Sioux. Black Elk imparted these things to John Neihardt so that he might save them for future generations. Black Elk's power-vision occurred when he was 9 years old during a sickness. The lengthy vision contained profound symbolism…
Descriptors: American Indian Culture, American Indian History, American Indians, Beliefs
Tennant, Edward A., Ed.; Bitar, Joseph N., Ed. – 1981
A collection of 49 Eskimo narrations forming part of the authentic oral traditions formerly passed on by village elders to succeeding generations are presented in a bilingual format of Yupik and English. These stories and teachings are by and about the Central Yupik people of southwestern Alaska, the largest cultural group native to the state. For…
Descriptors: Alaska Natives, American Indian Culture, American Indian History, American Indian Literature
Riley, Patricia, Ed. – 1993
This anthology contains 22 essays and fictional writings about childhood by well-known Native American writers of the United States and Canada, from the 19th century to the 1990s. Selections include short stories, excerpts from novels, autobiographical sketches, and essays about the relationship between language and culture, family relationships,…
Descriptors: American Indian Culture, American Indian Education, American Indian History, American Indian Literature
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Lightning, Walter C. – Canadian Journal of Native Education, 1992
Cree elder Louis Sunchild wrote on the nature of the mind and how to preserve mental health and balance, emphasizing that our minds were created for the exercise of compassion toward each other. Presented in English, Cree syllabics, and Cree roman orthography, with explanations on discourse style and meaning. (SV)
Descriptors: American Indian Culture, American Indian Education, Educational Philosophy, Intercultural Communication
Arden, Harvey; Wall, Steve – 1990
This book documents meetings with Native American elders who shared their tribal stories of origin, sacred traditions, social life and customs, and traditional wisdom. The idea for the book began when a Cherokee medicine man requested that his tribal knowledge be documented for future generations. For the past 10 years, the spiritual elders of…
Descriptors: American Indian Culture, American Indian History, American Indian Reservations, American Indians
Stump, Sarain – Weewish Tree, 1979
Noting Indian tribes had invented ways to record facts and ideas, with graphic symbols that sometimes reached the complexity of hieroglyphs, this article illustrates and describes Indian symbols. (Author/RTS)
Descriptors: American Indian Culture, American Indians, Childrens Literature, Nonformal Education