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McPherson, Robert S. – American Indian Culture and Research Journal, 2010
Beginning in 2005, a five-year survey of cultural resources began to unfold in southeastern Utah along a prominent sandstone rock formation known as Comb Ridge. This visually dramatic monocline stretches a considerable distance from the southwestern corner of Blue Mountain (Abajos) in Utah to Kayenta, Arizona, approximately one hundred miles to…
Descriptors: Geography, Navajo (Nation), Land Use, Earth Science
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Gross, Lawrence W. – American Indian Culture and Research Journal, 2002
Examines "bimaadiziwin"--the moral structure of traditional Anishinaabe (Chippewa) religion, which is providing past-present continuity in Anishinaabe worldview. Discusses the teachings of bimaadiziwin ("good life") as governing human relations with nature and social relations, storytelling as a medium for moral teachings, an…
Descriptors: American Indian Culture, American Indian Education, Chippewa (Tribe), Educational Games
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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
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Simpson, Leanne R.; Driben, Paul – American Indian Culture and Research Journal, 2000
A land use mapping study in an Anishinaabe (Ojibwa) Indian Reserve in northern Ontario attempted to satisfy the demands of both academic and Aboriginal communities. Community elders provided extensive knowledge of the local environment, its history and cultural and spiritual significance, and the links between environmental and community…
Descriptors: American Indians, Canada Natives, Cartography, Chippewa (Tribe)
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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