ERIC Number: ED040812
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Textbooks and the American Indian.
Costo, Rupert, Ed.
An independent Indian publishing house has been formed to provide classroom instructional materials which deal accurately with the history, culture, and role of the American Indian. This book is a preliminary statement in that publishing program. General criteria, valid for instructional materials from elementary through high school, are applied to textbooks approved for use by Bureau of Indian Affairs schools, public schools, or both. Evaluations written by Indian scholars, historians, or experts in some aspect of Indian culture and history point up inaccuracies and bias in relation to the American Indian. Evaluations are presented for textbooks used to teach American history, state and regional history, government and citizenship, American Indian culture, world history, and reading. A bibliography is included for use by the teacher, the interested scholar, or the upper grade student to develop an understanding of the American Indian in the culture and history of the United States. (JH)
Descriptors: American History, American Indians, Content Analysis, Cultural Interrelationships, Evaluation Criteria, Geography, History Textbooks, Instructional Materials, Textbook Bias, Textbook Evaluation, Textual Criticism
The Indian Historian, 1451 Masonic Avenue, San Francisco, California 94117 ($4.25)
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