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Swadesh, Frances Leon; And Others – 1976
New Mexico, the fifth largest state, measures 390 miles from north to south and 350 miles from east to west. Six of the 7 life zones found in the U.S. are represented within the State's 77,866,240 acres. Its population has tended to congregate at altitudes of 7,000 feet and below, especially in areas where water is available. This booklet,…
Descriptors: American Indians, Area Studies, Biculturalism, Bilingual Education
Swadesh, Frances Leon; And Others – 1975
New Mexico was inhabited thousands of years ago. Each group of settlers saw the land in distinct ways. For some, its beauty consisted of its quality, the abundance of water, and the hope of a good harvest. For others, its beautiful sites were of more importance. Thus, each group established its own manner of living on the land and of using it.…
Descriptors: American Indians, Area Studies, Biculturalism, Bilingual Education
Gunnerson, Dolores A. – 1974
Focusing on the ultimate fate of the Cuartelejo and/or Paloma Apaches known in archaeological terms as the Dismal River people of the Central Plains, this book is divided into 2 parts. The early Apache (1525-1700) and the Jicarilla Apache (1700-1800) tribes are studied in terms of their: persistent cultural survival, social/political adaptability,…
Descriptors: Adjustment (to Environment), American Indians, Anthropology, Cultural Background
Martinez, Sampson; Cummings, Tom – 1975
Written by a 1975 high school graduate and a curriculum specialist, this monograph briefly describes the history of Ramah, New Mexico. Presenting the Navajo point of view, emphasis is on the socioeconomic influence of the Mormons and the Texas (Anglo) ranchers who settled in the Ramah area. Particular attention is given to: (1) land acquisition;…
Descriptors: American Indians, Anglo Americans, Cultural Background, Cultural Interrelationships
Marchiando-Bracey, Patty – 1977
Describing the Pueblo Indians of the Southwest, this brochure on the Pueblo Cultural Center in Albuquerque, New Mexico presents information on the Cultural Center itself, the Center's museum exhibit, the origin myths of the Pueblos, Pueblo migrations, and the coming of foreigners to Pueblo lands. Relating oral history with archaelogical facts,…
Descriptors: American Indians, Cultural Background, Cultural Centers, Illustrations
Fewkes, Jesse Walter – 1989
This book contains reprints of three essays by Jesse Walter Fewkes (1850-1930) on the pottery of the prehistoric Mimbres Indians. The three papers were originally published by the Smithsonian Institution between 1914 and 1924. The first, "Archeology of the Lower Mimbres Valley, New Mexico," examines historical references to ancient…
Descriptors: American Indian Culture, American Indian History, American Indian Studies, American Indians
Red Hawk, Richard – 1988
This book, recommended for children from preschool through age 8, presents various facts about American Indians and American Indian culture and history. Using the alphabet, the book provides information on the Apache people of the southwestern United States; the Luiseno of southern California; the Modoc of northern California; the Navajo nation,…
Descriptors: American Indian Culture, American Indian History, American Indians, Childrens Literature
Roessel, Robert A., Jr. – 1983
Using archaeological data, written chronicles of Spanish explorers and missionaries, and oral narratives and legends, the book traces the history of the Navajo people to their original homeland, Dinetah, located primarily off the present reservation in an area south and east of Farmington, New Mexico. The book discusses various theories on Navajo…
Descriptors: American Indian Culture, American Indian Education, American Indian History, American Indians
Garmhausen, Winona – 1988
This book traces the history of the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Sections cover four time periods in the evolution of the Institute: the United States Indian Industrial School at Sante Fe, 1890-1932; the Santa Fe Indian School, 1930-62; and the Institute of American Indian Arts, 1962-70 and 1970-78. The United States…
Descriptors: Acculturation, American Indian Culture, American Indian Education, American Indians
Richardson, Richard C., Jr.; Skinner, Elizabeth Fisk – 1990
This book presents a comprehensive model of how institutions adapt to improve the environments they provide African American, Hispanic, and American Indian students without relinquishing historical standards. The model is based on the experiences of ten institutions that have graduated higher numbers of minority students as compared to their…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Access to Education, American Indians, Black Students
Nelson, Mary Carroll – 1975
Michael Naranjo is a Pueblo Indian who, after much searching, has become a talented sculptor. The son of a Baptist minister, Michael grew up observing nature and exploring the countryside around Santa Clara (New Mexico), his birthplace. When he was nine, his family moved to Taos, where he watched the ceremonies of the Taos Pueblos with…
Descriptors: Adolescent Literature, American Indians, Artists, Biographies
Dutton, Bertha P. – 1983
Designed for both the specialist and nonspecialist, the book provides a synthesis of Southwestern Indian culture based on long familiarity with the people. Chapter 1 describes the physical aspects of American Indians, land and Aboriginal inhabitants, and development of socio-religious patterns. Chapter II is about Pueblo Peoples (Tanoans,…
Descriptors: American Indian Culture, American Indian History, American Indian Languages, American Indians
Nelson, Mary Carroll – 1971
Pablita Velarde Hardin is a famous Tewa Indian artist, born in Santa Clara Pueblo, New Mexico in 1918. She has helped revive and reinterpret traditional Indian art forms, preserving both for the pleasure of people today and for future generations. From ancient tales told to her by her father she has written and illustrated "Old Father, the Story…
Descriptors: Adolescent Literature, American Indian Reservations, American Indians, Artists
Mihesuah, Devon A., Ed. – 1998
This anthology provides Native perspectives on the ethics of researching, writing about, and teaching about American Indians, and may be used as a text for discussion in American Indian Studies classes. Leading Native scholars discuss the representativeness of Native informants, the merits of various data collection methods, the role and veracity…
Descriptors: American Indian Culture, American Indian Education, American Indian History, American Indian Studies
Szasz, Margaret Connell, Ed. – 1994
During the five centuries of contact between Native and non-Native peoples of the Americas, thousands of intermediaries have moved across the continents' cultural frontiers. These cultural brokers have included traders, missionaries, persons of mixed race, diplomats, Indian schoolchildren attending missionary or government boarding schools, White…
Descriptors: Acculturation, Alaska Natives, American Indian Education, American Indian History
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