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Peacock, Thomas; Wisuri, Marlene – 2002
Developed as a companion to a public television series, this book tells the story of the Anishinaabe/Ojibwe people, their history, and their culture from precontact times to the present. Chapter 1 discusses oral tradition and summarizes creation stories and migration stories that link the Ojibwe to other culturally and linguistically similar…
Descriptors: American Indian Culture, American Indian Education, American Indian History, American Indian Reservations
Howard, Lari Ellen – Winds of Change, 2001
Profiles four American Indians of Oklahoma who strove to preserve their languages and traditions and pass them on to future generations: Kiowa grandmother and educator Evalu Ware Russell, Cherokee minister Sam Hider, Kialegee (Muskogee Creek) elder James Wesley, and Choctaw leader Charley Jones. (SV)
Descriptors: American Indian Languages, American Indians, Cherokee, Choctaw
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Bol, Marsha C.; Menard, Nellie Z. Star Boy – American Indian Culture and Research Journal, 2000
Draws on the memoirs of Nellie Menard, Lakota archives, and other published materials to describe the traditional puberty ceremonies held for Lakota girls. Discusses the practice of seclusion, during which an elderly woman instructed the girl in appropriate behavior and women's crafts; the initiate's new social status; the ball-throwing ceremony;…
Descriptors: American Indian Culture, Ceremonies, Females, Handicrafts
Bruchac, Joseph – National Geographic, 1991
Portrays daily life in a pre-Columbian Mohawk village. Discusses women's central role in society and politics, the Iroquois clan network, governance, war and "adoption" of captives, longhouses, story telling, child rearing and education, the legend of the Peacemaker, and the importance of balance in all things. Contains photographs and…
Descriptors: American Indian Culture, American Indian Education, American Indian History, Cultural Background
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Loveland, George – Journal of Appalachian Studies, 1999
Traces the history of the Harry Lasker Library at the Highlander Research and Education Center near Knoxville, Tennessee, from the first book donations in 1933 to its revitalization in the mid-1990s. Discusses the role of the library as a resource center supporting nonformal education for social activism and the contributions of librarians Hilda…
Descriptors: Activism, Adult Education, Librarians, Libraries
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Pavel, D. Michael; And Others – American Indian Culture and Research Journal, 1993
Discusses the sacred bond between the cedar and the Skokomish people and tribal efforts to protect the cedar through treaties and court litigation. Describes how disappearance of the cedar is adversely affecting traditional education practices and the survival of traditional culture and ceremonies. (SV)
Descriptors: American Indian Culture, American Indians, Conservation (Environment), Natural Resources
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Hall, McClellan – Journal of Experiential Education, 1996
Describes traditional Indian education and how it differs from the Euro-American model by utilizing example instead of indoctrination. Notes that experiential and service learning include many key elements of Native approaches. Describes programs developed by the National Indian Youth Leadership Project that combine these approaches with…
Descriptors: American Indian Education, American Indians, Cultural Maintenance, Culturally Relevant Education
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Merriam, Sharan – Lifelong Learning: The Adult Years, 1979
Describes the Colonial Junto organized by Benjamin Franklin in 1727 as a discussion club to debate politics, morals, and natural philosophy, and the later American Philosophical Society which extended (and continues) the subject knowledge. The present-day Junto Center for Continuing Education in Philadelphia is an adult education information…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Learning, Clearinghouses, Group Discussion
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Shawen, Neil M. – Lifelong Learning: The Adult Years, 1979
Describes the American lyceum movement in the nineteenth century, which embodied many principles now included in adult learning theory. The lyceum was a sort of adult learning center, mostly at the village level, which used the lecture-teaching-learning approach with community study circles to share experience and knowledge. (MF)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Learning, Adult Programs, Community Role