Navajo Resources

Thought you might find something interesting/useful on these
sites.�

 

Scroll down the page to find links to Navajo schools K-12.�
Check out the link to �Teaching and Learning with Native Americans.��

http://www.hanksville.org/NAresources/NAsearch.php?whichName=&whichstate=&whichCountry=&whichtribe=navajo

 

Navajo Creation Story � Project for Children

http://www.internet-at-work.com/hos_mcgrane/navajo/navajo_index.html

 

Teach your children about Navajo Culture�Amazon
books:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/richpub/syltguides/fullview/EJXU2M8ZG8OB?ie=UTF8&*Version*=1&*entries*=0

 

Native American Ways of Learning:� A Profile of a Navajo
Teacher (pdf):

http://www.strom.clemson.edu/teams/literacy/litpubs/navajoways.pdf#search=%22navajo%20culture%20for%20children%22

or view as HTML

http://64.233.187.104/search?q=cache:5zKFt4H4JyAJ:www.strom.clemson.edu/teams/literacy/litpubs/navajoways.pdf+navajo+culture+for+children&hl=en&gl=us&ct=clnk&cd=8

 

Native American Lesson Plan (i.e. Navajo) for grades 3, 4
and 5

http://www.instructorweb.com/lesson/nativeamerican.asp

 

Learning about the Navajo Lesson Plan grades 3 � 5

http://www.lessonplanspage.com/SSLAArtNativeNavajo-Culture35.htm

 

Global Diversity through Literature Activity (integrates
math, science, technology, etc.)

http://www.lessonplanspage.com/SSLAArtNativeNavajo-Culture35.htm

 

Cultural Diversity and Early Education�a short essay

http://www.nap.edu/readingroom/books/earlyed/chapter3.html

 

Indian Mascots Affect More than Sports�an article

http://www.maynardije.org/columns/guests/020625_tapahe/

 



The Navajo

Dine� (The People)

 

INTRODUCTION

 

The following
Pathfinder presents resources gathered to help you learn about the Navajo or
Dine�.� The purpose of this pathfinder is to give students, teachers, and other
interested individuals a comprehensive list of resources with brief annotations
describing each resource.

��������� Electronic
materials add to the experience of the child learning about the Navajo.� He is
able to hear first hand the traditional music and tales of the past, to see the
rich scenery, and to learn about the history and ways of this culture.�� He can
learn how the Navajo often blends the traditional ways with the modern.

��������� Although
most print materials I chose are for upper elementary aged children, the
Websites and other electronic resources would be appropriate for upper
elementary and higher.� I enjoy reading the traditional folktales of this
culture and I am sure that older children and other adults would too.

 

SELECTION
��

����������� I
included a wide variety of items in this pathfinder that cover the early
history of the ancestors of the Navajo up to the present day issues facing the
Navajo today.� I think I offered the researcher an opportunity to get a sense
of the rich history of this culture as well as an idea as to how the Navajo
live today.

��������� I used
the search engine Google to locate Websites.� From there I judged their
authenticity by reviewing the source and content of the site.� Several sites
were academic sources; others were government sources.� I trusted these to be reliable.�
A few sites were commercial or sites by native Navajos.� I reviewed these
before subjectively selecting them.� I found most print and CD-ROM materials
listed in acceptable selection sources.� I also have first hand experience with
many of the books and other materials.� I chose some resources on the basis of
the reputation of the publisher or source.

 

 

SEARCH
TERMS

Try
these words or phrases to find more information about the Navajo in the library
card catalog or by using an online search engine.

 

Navajo Indians�������������������������������������������� Navajo
language��������������

Navajo Indians-History�������������������������������� Indians
of
North
America

Navajo Long Walk, 1863-1867���������������������� Navajo
Indians-Legends

Navajo Indians-Rites and ceremonies������������ Kinaalda�
(Navajo rite)����

Navajo Indians-Religion and mythology���������� Sand paintings

Navajo Indians-Textile industry������������������� Navajo art

Navajo Indian Reservation-History��������������� Navajo
children

DEWEY
CLASSIFICATION NUMBERS

 

These
Dewey classification numbers might help you with your search in the library.

970��� Navajo Indians, culture and history

940��� Navajo Code Talkers and WW II

811���� Poetry������������������

746��� Weaving

497��� Navajo language

398��� Legends, folktales, and mythology

392��� Social customs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WEBSITES

 

http://hanksville.org/NAresources/

WWW
Virtual Library - American Indians

Index
of Native American Resources on the Internet

��������� This
site has a wealth of information with links to almost anything you could think
of having to do with Native Americans-history, education, art and music,
museums, books, bibliographies, government, and links to individual native
groups, including the Navajo.

http://inkido.indiana.edu/w310work/romac/swest.htm

Created by Pam
Eck, IUPUI,
4/22/98

This
site includes information about Native Americans of the southwest
United States including the Navajo, Apache, Hopi, Pueblo and Zuni tribes.� Areas of interest include art, food,
religion, children, vocabulary, and legends of the culture.� This would be a
good site it you want to compare different groups of the southwest region.�

 

http://waltonfeed.com/peoples/navajo/

�Walton Feed,
Inc.�
Montpelier, Idaho

This
site provides a wealth of information about the Navajo culture, language,
ceremonies, family, modern life, language, government, homes, gardening and
shepherding.� There are even traditional Navajo recipes.

 

http://coe.west.asu.edu/students/stennille/ST3/navajos2.html#index��

�Navajo Resources,
created by Stephanie Tennille, Technology Teacher. Update
6/2/03��

This
site includes numerous links to Navajo cultural information including art,
music, food, Navajo symbols, celebrations, famous people, folktales and
legends, poetry, children�s books, and much more.

������

http://www.history.navy.mil/faqs/faq61-2.htm

Navajo Code
Talkers:� World War Two Fact Sheet; Prepared by Navy and Marine Corps WW II
Commemorative Committee.

Dept. of the Navy,
Naval Historical Center,
Washington, D.C.

This
site provides information about the Navajo Code Talkers of WW II.� It includes
links to a bibliography and dictionary of the code.

 

http://www.infomagic.net/~keyah/1868treaty.htm���

Treaty of 1868
Commemoration Day���

Vincent H. Yazzie,
Navajo, BS Physics������

�Vincent
Yazzie provides a copy of the treaty of 1868 between the
U.S.
and the Navajo people.� This would be a good resource for the study of Navajo
history and land disputes.

 

http://www.lapahie.com/���

Harrison Lapahie,
Jr.

Mr.
Lapahie�s site includes information on Lapahie�s family genealogy, the culture
and history of the Navajo, links to Navajo newspapers, and links to Internet
sites of possible interest.� He provides a lot of information and an example of
traditional Navajo music.��

 

http://www.navajo.org/����

Official Website
of the Navajo Nation

The
Navajo Nation�s official Website provides lists of and links to press releases
for 2003, employment opportunities, links to Navajo Nation Washington Office
and legislative news, and divisions such as education, health, social services,
natural resources, etc.� This would be a good site to look for current news
from the Navajo Nation. ���

 

http://www.americana.net/index.html����

This
site includes links to information about sand painting, weaving, kachinas,
potters, and other native art forms.

 

http://www.geocities.com/Baja/Dunes/2319/native.html

Betsy Tso,
Traditional Navajo��

This site provides links to
information on Navajo land disputes, genocide of Native Americans, Navajo-Hopi
land dispute, WW II Navajo code talkers, and more.

 

http://www.canyonart.com/sandrugs.htm

Canyon Country
Originals���

Although
a commercial site, this site provides information about Navajo sand painting,
textiles, healing ceremonies, and chants.

����������

 

 

http://www.gettysburg.edu/project/sl/Navajo.html/1NAVAJO.html#INDEX

Center for Public
Service,
Gettysburg College, Gettysburg, PA

This
is a great site with lots of information.� It provides links to information
about Navajo/Hopi history, the Reservation, Navajo culture, tips for visitors,
Native American ethics, and the author�s personal experiences.

DATABASES
AND REFERENCE RESOURCES

http://lore.inspire.net/referer.php?service=kids

(home page- http://lore.inspire.net/)

Inspire Kids.� INCOLSA. 1998-2003

Inspire Kids is very colorful, easy to use, kid-friendly site.
 The search page offers three step instructions for searching.  Users
can search full text or citation.  The default search uses keywords to
search.  I tried �Navajo� and received 537 matches.� You can narrow down
your search.  I tried Navajo medicine and received 3 matches and for
Navajo schools there were 6 matches. If you click on the article�s title it
takes you to a full citation and subject links for further research.
 Select Read and you go right to the article. You can also use Expert
Search to search by keyword, author word or phrase, title, subject word or
phrase, abstract, accession number, journal word or phrase, ISSN, full text, or
by dates.  Help page gives a good explanation of the function of each
button and also explains the Searching Buttons.� Inspire Kids is for students
in kindergarten through high school.  Teachers, parents, and librarians
could use Inspire Kids to guide/teach research skills and to help children find
sources of information for their research projects. I think once they�ve been
taught the skills needed for using the site even younger children will be able
to use the site independently.

 

 

 

 

http://80-enw.softlineweb.com.proxy.ulib.iupui.edu/ethnic.htm

Ethnic NewsWatch; ProQuest Co.
2002.

��� ����� I accessed this site
through my IUPUI account.� It is a full-text general database of over 200
newspapers, magazines, and journals of ethnic minority, and native press.� It
provides thorough coverage of current and historic topics.� The user can look
up articles by basic or advanced search, by range of dates, words in article,
subject, publication name, or ethnic group.� While browsing the publications
index I found Navajo Times, Navajo Nation Today, Native American
Times, and Native
Americas all listed.

The page provides clear directions
for use.� I searched Navajo Times 1996- present for articles on
education and received 470 matches.� I refined my search to elementary
education 1998- present and received a more manageable number of three.� I also
tried the subject of traditions in articles from 1998 to the present and
received 98 matches.� It is a very user-friendly site.

Encarta
Encyclopedia 2000
.�
Microsoft Corp.

��������� This CD-ROM is a common
sight in schools and libraries.� It is easy to use and informative.� I typed in
the search term Navajo and was given a page with an outline of articles on
history, customs and religion, and contemporary life.� Related articles
covering ancestors, language, classic studies, location, musical style, and the
reservation were also presented.� The photos are clear and colorful.� An audio
example of the Navajo Corn Grinding Song and a brief explanation was available.

INFORMATIONAL
SOFTWARE

 

The American Indian:� A
Multimedia Encyclopedia
.��
Facts on File, Inc.� $149.95 for individual user; $499.95 for site license for
five users, $30 for each additional user beyond five.

��������� This CD-ROM is a guide
through the culture and history of American Indian tribes, including the Navajo
and their ancestors.� It covers major regions and families from the
pre-Columbian era to the present and contains details and insight into North
American folklore and religion.� Multimedia content includes audio, images,
video, QuickTime, and photographs.� It is recommended for all levels from
elementary to adult. ���������

��������� Children would be able
to use the multimedia components to experience the sounds and images of the
Navajo.� They could use this program to compare the culture of the Navajo with
their own culture or with that of other native groups.

American Journey:� The Native
American Experience
.� Gale
Group.� $199.

��������� This CD-ROM is part of a
series entitled American Journey:History in Your Hands.�
It is recommended for all levels from elementary to university.� This resource
focuses on Native Americans from the
U.S.� It includes hyperlinks, timelines, maps,
picture albums, and full-text search capabilities.� Topics include creation
myths, the Indian Wars, the American Indian Movement, language, land,
environment, and casino gambling.

Native Americans:� People of
the Desert
.� Rainbow
Educational Media.� $89 for individual user; $899 for site license.

������� This CD-ROM is part of a series entitled Native
Americans
.� Students could use it to learn about the history, languages,
cultures, and social customs of Native Americans from the southwestern desert
of the
U.S. and be able to compare the different
cultures.� It is recommended for grades 4-8.

AUDIO/VIDEO

http://encarta.msn.com/encnet/refpages/RefMedia.aspx?refid=701508418&artrefid=761576887&sec=-1&pn=1

Navajo Corn Grinding Song

The above example of a traditional
Navajo song can also be found on Encarta�s CD-ROM by Microsoft.

 

http://encarta.msn.com/encnet/refpages/RefMedia.aspx?refid=701508418&artrefid=761576887&sec=-1&pn=1

Mabel Burnside Meyers, a
well-known Navajo weaver, recalls her education and how the children were
forbidden to speak English at school.� Meyers speaks in Navajo with an English
interpreter.�

Canyon Trilogy.� R. Carlos Nakai.

Editorial review and samples of
Nakai�s music are found at Amazon:

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00000136Z/ref=ase_polishfoodrecipe/002-7388682-1034411

��������� Nakai is a
well-respected and popular musical artist of Navajo-Ute heritage.� He has
mastered the traditional flute melodies and musical forms of the native
people.� This example of traditional Navajo music is available on CD or
audiocassette.

Indians of North America:� The Navajo (Dine�).San
Francisco
State University Audio Visual Instructional Television Center, 1993.

VC 973.04

��������� This 28 minute,
closed-captioned video is intended for middle school students.� It gives the
viewer an introduction to the history and culture of the Navajo.� It includes
comments from
University of Las
Vegas
basketball player and
Navajo Indian Gwynn
Hobbs.

The Navajo.� Library Video Co., Wynnewood, Penn., 1993.

���
����� This 30-minute video
recounts the Navajo creation story and shows how the Navajo have evolved from
hunters to farmers to shepherds.� Subjects noted are the Long Walk, the white
man�s invasion of sacred land, and the Navajo Code Talkers of World War II.�
The video focuses on Chinle, a community on the Navajo reservation.

���� ����

Native American scholars discuss
the history, myths, and stereotypes still present today.� This adds an
authenticity to this video.� �Appealing visuals, informative commentary, and
personable hosts make these enlightening resources.� (Booklist)
���

Season of a Navajo.� PBS Home Video.

Paraphrased from http://www.amazon.com editorial review:

� ������� ��In this video you meet
Chauncey and Dorothy Neboyia, grandparents to an extended family of two
generations.� The Neboyias are traditional Navajo farmers and weavers.� The
heritage of sacred song, ceremonies, and oral tradition are presented.� We see
the traditional lifestyle of this family, their home, and fabulous photography
of
Arizona�s ancient native ruins and the Monument Valley.�

BOOKS
AND MAGAZINES

Nonfiction

Bonvillain, Nancy.� The Navajos:�
People of the Southwest
.�
Conn.:� Millbrook Press, 1995.

J970.1

�� ������ ��This
book covers a variety of subjects ranging from the Navajo ancestors from
Canada to the Navajo today.� The history of the confrontations
between the Navajo and the
U.S. army leading to the Long Walk of 1864 and
the imprisonment of Navajo people is discussed in detail.� Subjects include
community life, religion, history, work, income, and education.

���� ���� Bonvillain has written a
well-organized book.� It includes a table of contents, a fact sheet, map,
timeline of important dates, glossary, bibliography, and index.� All of these
help the reader locate information quickly and easily.� Photographs range from
the Navajo imprisonment at
Ft. Sumner in 1866 to a present day classroom.� There
is even a recipe for traditional Navajo fried bread.

 

Bruchac, Joseph.� Navajo Long
Walk:� The Tragic Story of a Proud People�s Forced
March from Their
Homeland
.�
Washington D.C.:� National Geographic Society, 2002.

J970

������ This book gives an historical account of
the Long Walk in 1864 when 8000 Navajos were forced to walk 300 miles to Bosque
Redondo in eastern New Mexican.

 

Iverson, Peter.� The Navajos.�
New,
York:� Chelsea House, 1990.

J970.1

This
book covers the evolution of the Navajo culture and familial and clan
relationships dating from their earliest presence in
North America to the modern Navajo.� Subjects include
the arrival of the white man, the Long Walk period, relocation, treaties with
the
U.S. government and the government�s
interference in the family and education of the Navajo.� A unique area of
discussion is the Navajo Code Talkers and the role they played during World War
II.� Finally, the modern Navajo nation is discussed.

���� ���� The book is well
organized, with a text that is easy to understand.� �Iversontreats his subject
with sensitivity and writes with a welcome lack of condescension.� (Science
Books
and Films, 11-12/90) There are numerous photographs
and maps depicting the life of the Navajo.� Iverson includes a bibliography,
glossary, and extensive index.� These tools aid in the student�s research of
this subject.

Mallinowski, Sharon and Anna
Sheets.� Gale Encyclopedia of Native American Tribes.�
Detroit: Gale, 1998.

 

Reference

��������� Volume two of this
four-volume set includes native groups of the
Southwest U.S.
It includes historical, cultural, and current information.� Essays are arranged
alphabetically within regions making for easy access to information.� Text
boxes list data often needed for student projects-location, population,
language, key dates and events.� Preface gives an excellent explanation of the
book�s set up.� Articles on the Navajo include short biographies of notable
individuals, information on religion, language, way of life, healing practices,
and current issues. �It includes numerous black and white photos.

McCabe, Suzanne.� �Growing Up
Navajo.�� Junior Scholastic,
11/13/00.

�� ������ �This
magazine article describes the home of Myra Jodie, a fourteen-year-old Navajo
girl living on the
Arizona reservation.� The author discusses the
history of and poverty and despair on the reservation today and how
Myra�s
actions led to President Clinton�s involvement in getting the Navajo
reservation wired for electricity and Internet access.

�� The article is easy to read for
middle to upper elementary students.� It deals with an interesting and unique.�
McCabe discusses the young people�s link between traditional Navajo and the
modern world.� Scholastic is a reputable source of information.

McClain, Sally.� Navajo
Weapon:� The Navajo Code Talkers
.�
Boulder, CO:� Books Beyond Borders, 1994.

940.5486

��������� This book presents
history of the Navajo Code Talkers during WW II.� It includes contributions
from veterans, maps, and a glossary of words Code Talkers used.

Pasqua, Sandra M.� The Navajo Nation
(Native Peoples)
.�
Mankato, Minn.:� Bridgestone, 2000.

 

J970.1�

This book
tells the history of the largest group of Native Americans in the
U.S.

and gives a description of their homes, education system, government,
ceremonies, stories, location, and their role as code talkers during WW II.�
Includes bibliographic references and an index.

Reviewed in School Library
Journal
and Booklist.�
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/stores/detail/-/books/0736804994/reviews/qid=1054735443/sr=1-1/ref=sr_1_1/002-7388682-1034411

 

Roessel, Monty.� Kinaalda�:
A Navajo Girl Grows Up.�
Minneapolis:� Lerner Publications Co., 1993.

 

J392.14

����
���� This book briefly describes the land of the Navajo people and some of the
traditional Navajo ceremonies.� It extensively describes The Kinaalda�, a
coming of age ceremony for young Navajo girls.� We learn about the Kinaalda�
through the eyes of Celinda McKelvey as she prepares for and participates in
the two to four day ceremony.

���� ���� Monty Roessel has
written an interesting and informative text.� Roessel is a Navajo photographer
and writer who specializes in contemporary Native Americans.� His photographs,
most with captions �...are sharp and beautiful, but not slick...� (Sheilamae
O�Hara, Booklist, 1/94)� Roessel includes a glossary and bibliography.�
Short biographies of the author, gives further evidence of Roessel�s
qualifications.

Sage, Samantha and Stephanie
Booth.� �Growing Up Native American Style.�� Teen Magazine, 3/99.

Samantha
tells of her life experiences on the Navajo reservation in
Chinle, Arizona.� She discusses her school, where she not
only learns English and U.S. History, but also the language and history of the
Navajo people.� She describes her own Kinaalda� and what it�s like growing up
celebrating two different faiths with her family, Christian and Navajo.

���� ���� This article is well
written by a young person with whom the reader is able to identify.� It�s
concise and interesting.� At the end of Sage�s text she gives facts about the
government and reservation on which she lives.� For more information, the
author includes two web site addresses.

Sneve, Virginia Driving Hawk.� The Navajos.� New York:� Holiday House, 1993.

J970.1

����
���� Sneve begins her book with the Navajo creation story.� She then summarizes
the Navajo way of life, ceremonies, and the coming of the white man and its
effect on the Navajo way of life.� The author discusses battles, treaties, and
the U.S. Army enforced Long Walk of 1864.� Finally, how the Navajo make a
living with jewelry making, weaving, and farming is briefly discussed.

���� ���� Ronald Himler�s soft,
color illustrations depict the life of the Navajo as described by Sneve.� Sneve
uses large-type titles for each topic discussed.� This makes it easy to find a
topic.� The author does not give us in depth information, however.� This book
would be a good place to begin research.� An index and address to send for more
information is included.

Thomson, Peggy.� Katie
Henio-Navajo Sheepherder
.�
New
York
:� Dutton, 1995.

J970.489

����
������
Katie Henio, a Navajo
great grandmother, shares her knowledge, wisdom, and way of life with the
reader.� We accompany Katie as she works her sheep camp.� She tells of her life
and the ways of the traditional Navajo.

���� ���� Vivid photographs
surround the interesting text of this book.� Lisa Mitten states, �Full-colored
photographs of Henio, her sheep, and her family enhance this fine account of a
skilled woman from a strong tradition.� (School Library Journal 3/95)�
The author includes a table of contents and boldface type headings which make
it easy to locate information.

 

Wood, Leigh Hope.� The Navajo
Indians
.�
New York:� Chelsea House, 1991.

 

J970

��������� This book gives an
account of the history of the Navajo people.� Hope shares her insights on how
the Navajo have adapted in the years since contact with Caucasians.�

The book
includes a map of the Navajo reservation, a glossary of terms used in the book,
many illustrations, and old as well as modern photographs.

Poetry

Begay, Shonto.� Navajo:�
Visions and Voices from the
Mesa.� New
York
:� Scholastic, 1995.

J811.54

��������� This edition presents an
index of Navajo poetry.

 

Sneve, Virginia Driving Hawk.� Dancing Teepees:� Some
poems of American Indian
Youth.
New York:� Holiday House, 1989.

J897

��������� Sneve has compiled a
collection of poetry by native children.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Folklore
and Myths

Begay, Byrd.� And It Is Still
That Way:� Legends Told by
Arizona Indian Children.New
York
:� Scribner, 1976.

J398.2

��������� American Indian children
retell 41 tribal legends in contemporary language.

 

Begay, Shonto.� Ma�ii and
Cousin Horned Toad:� A Traditional Navajo Story
.�
New York:� Scholastic, 1992.

J398.2

��������� This book presents a
story of a tricky coyote that takes advantage of his animal cousins until one
of them teaches him a lesson.

 

Duncan, Lois.� The Magic of
Spider Woman
.�
New York:� Scholastic, 1996.

J398.2

��������� This is a tale of Spider
Woman and how she teaches a stubborn girl how to keep life in balance by
respecting its boundaries.

 

Haile, Berard.� Navajo Coyote
Tales:� The Curly to Aheedliini Version
.�
Lincoln:� University of Nebraska Press, 1984.

398.208997

������ A Navajo elder tells these three stories
which have been divided into seventeen mini-stories.� They have been translated
into English and are also written in Navajo giving the readers an authentic
feel of the culture.

 

Locke, Raymond Friday.� Sweet
Salt:� Navajo Folktales and Mythology
.�
Santa Monica,
CA: �Roundtable Pub., 1990.

398.208997

��������� Locke introduces this
book of twelve stories about the Navajo with a preface in which he tells his
audience that other ethnic groups cannot always understand the Navajo way of
life.� He relates his personal experiences as they relate to each story.� He
also gives a description of the main character of each story and the story�s
significance to the Navajo culture.

 

Fiction

 

O�Dell, Scott.� Sing Down the
Moon
.�
Boston:� Houghton Mifflin, 1994.

��������� Summary:� In the spring
of 1864 life in the Canyon de Chelly was abundant and beautiful. Bright
Morning, a young Navajo girl watched the sheep which soon would be her own and
chatted with her friends about Tall Boy, whom she expects to marry.� All this
is shattered when the Long Knives, the
U.S. soldiers, come and burn their village and
drive them on the Long Walk.

��������� This is a Newbery Honor
book and is recommended for grades 5-6.� It is also available on video or
audiocassette.

 

Pitts, Paul.� Racing the Sun.�
New York:� Avon, 1988.�

��������� Summary:� Learning about
the proud Navajo heritage of his father and grandfather causes major conflict
for twelve-year-old Brandon Rogers, who has only known contemporary suburban
life.� Grandfather�s stories emphasizing the importance of relatives, of building
upon one�s heritage, and of staying true to the important things make for fine
reading about a Native American family in today�s world.

��������� This book includes a
glossary and is recommended for grades 5-6.

 

Turner, Ann.� The Girl Who
Chased Away Sorrow:� The Diary of Sarah Nita, a Navajo
Girl.�
New York:� Scholastic, 1999.

��������� Summary:� Part of the
Dear America series, this book tells the story of a young Navajo girl and her
sister in New
Mexico in 1864.� The girls are separated from
their parents and are forced to walk on the Long Walk where they experience
many hardships and are eventually reunited with their parents.

��������� This is part of a
well-respected series that gives children an historic yet personalized
perspective of the time and events presented.

CONCLUSION

������ The above pathfinder could be used by
students in upper elementary school, teachers, and anyone interested in the
rich culture of the Navajo.� Teachers could use the resources as part of the
Social Studies curriculum, especially those teaching grade five where students
study native cultures of the
U.S.

These
resources would help the teacher meet
Indiana�s Academic Standards in Math and Social
Studies.� One site that I listed uses Navajo weavings in math activities.�
Teachers could work with the concepts of fractions, decimals, and percents
using images of Navajo rugs and graph paper.� Social Studies teachers in grade
five cover native groups of the
U.S. and their locations, history, the impact
of the Europeans on their cultures, economics, etc.� One strand, 5.5.5, states
that students will be able to �analyze traditional arts, including folktales
and narratives that depict the experiences of ethnic, racial, and religious
groups in different regions of the
U.S.� Resources about folktales, mythology, sand
painting, and chants and ceremonies of the Navajo found in this pathfinder
would help to meet this standard.� Many fifth grade academic standards could be
covered using resources in this pathfinder.

���

 

 

 

 

MARC
Records for Informational Software are on the next page.

 

Diane Vachon

Librarian

St. Vincent de Paul Catholic
School

dvachon@saintv.org

 

Project Creation Date:� June 4, 2003

 

 

 

MARC Records of
Informational Software

 

The
American Indian: A Multimedia Encyclopedia

 

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001ocm28172770 ^

 

003OCoLC^

 

00519950605144722.0^

 

008930527s1993��� nyun������ d������� eng d^

 

20       
_a0816028354^

 

43       
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90       
_aE77_i.A43 1993^

 

91       
_a970.004_iA512

 

24504_aThe American Indian_hcomputer file :_ba multimedia
encyclopedia.^

 

250    _aVersion 1.0^

 

260    _a[New York]
:_bFacts on File,_cc1993.^

 

300    _a1 computer
laser optical disk :_bsd., col. ;_c4 3/4 in.^

 

500    _aEthnohistorical
consultant: Cesare Marino.^

 

500    _aIncludes a
printable how-to-use guide.^

 

500    _aEdition
statement from container.^

 

500    _aTitle from
disk label.^

 

538� _aSystem requirements: IBM or compatible with hard
disk; 640K RAM; DOS 3.x-5.x; VGA monitor, CD-ROM drive with MSCDEX 2.1 or
higher.^

650 0_aIndians of North America_xEncyclopedias.^

 

70010_aMarino, Cesare.^

 

8520 _aWSU - Winona State University_bREFERENCE
CD-ROM_hE77_i.A43 1993_kAvailable^

 

8520 _aTRN - North Dakota State Univ._bREFERENCE
CD-ROM_hE77_i.A43 1993_kAvailable^

 

8521 _aHCC - Hibbing CC_bCD-ROM_h970.004_iA512^`

 

 

American Journey: The Native American
Experience

 

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020� _a1578031400^

020� _a0892351675 (series guide)^

040� _aIAY_cIAY_dMNM^

043� _an-us---^

049� _aXMNI^

090� _aE77_i.N38 1998^

24504_aThe Native American experience_h[computer file]^

2461 _iSubtitle on container:_aHistory in your hands^

2463 _aAmerican journey: The Native American experience^

250� _aWindows and Macintosh^

256� _aComputer data and programs.^

260� _aWoodbridge, CT :_bPrimary Source Media,_c1998.^

300� _a1 computer optical disc :_bcol. ;_c4 3/4 in. +_e1 user's guide (12 p.
; 12 cm.) + 1 teacher's guide (vi, 49 p. ; 28 cm.) + 1 series guide (32 p. ; 22
cm.)^

440 0_aResearch Publications' American journey^

500� _aTitle and ed. statement from disc surface.^

500� _aIssues in a binder.^

500� _aIncludes general series guide: Using primary sources / by James A.
Percoco.^

500� _a"Jace Weaver, general editor and author."--Teacher's guide
t.p.^

520� _aFully indexed and searchable collection of information, primary
source documents and pictures relating to the Native American experience in America.
Includes timelines, audio, and graphics.^

5212 _aHigh school.^

538� _aSystem requirements for Windows: IBM 486 compatible or better; 8MB
RAM; Microsoft Windows 3.1 or higher; 3MB hard disk space; VGA monitor with
640x480 and 256 colors; double speed CD-ROM drive; Microsoft compatible mouse;
laser printer required to print graphics.^

538� _aSystem requirements for Macintosh: 68040/25 Mhz or higher (including
Power PCs); 5MB of free RAM (8MB total); System 7.0 or higher; 3MB of free hard
disk space; color monitor (640 x 480) with 256 colors; double speed CD-ROM
drive; laser printer required for printing graphics.^

599� _aMSF FY00^

650 0_aIndians of North America_xHistory_vSources.^

651 0_aUnited States_xHistory_vSources.^

70012_aPercoco, James A._tUsing primary sources.^

7001 _aWeaver, Jace.^

7102 _aResearch Publications International.^

7102 _aGale Group.^

949� _a30101014992465^

994� _a02_bMNM^

8520 _aMSU - MN State Univ., Mankato_bERC--K-12 SOFTWARE_hE77_i.N38
1998_kAvailable^`

 

 

Native Americans: People of the Desert

 

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24500_aNative Americans_h[computer file] :_bpeople of the desert.^

24630_aPeople of the desert^

250� _aWindows & Macintosh.^

260� _aRaleigh, NC :_bRainbow Educational Media,_cc1999.^

300� _a1 computer optical disc :_bsd., col. ;_c4 3/4 in. +_e1 teacher's
manual (66 p. : ill. ; 30 cm.)^

500� _aTitle and ed. statement from disc label.^

508� _aProduced by Peter Matulavich Productions.^

520� _aIntroduces students to the history and culture of the Native American
Indians of the Southwest using text, graphics, audio and video.^

538� _aSystem requirements for IBM: Windows 3.1 or higher software; 486/33
processor (486/66 and above recommended), 8 MB RAM (12 MB recommended), 13-inch
or larger SVGA color monitor, Microsoft compatible mouse, keyboard, Sound
Blaster compatible sound card, Double-speed CD-ROM drive or faster (4X CD-ROM
drive recommended)^

538� _aSystem requirements for Mac: System 7.1 or later; LC575 68040
processor or equivalent (PowerMac recommended) 8MB RAM (12 recommended); 13 in.
or larger color monitor; Double-speed CD-ROM drive or faster (4X CD-ROM drive
recommended)^

599� _aMSF FY00^

650 0_aIndians of North America_zGreat Plains_xHistory_vInteractive
multimedia.^

650 0_aIndians of North America_zSouthwest, New_vInteractive multimedia.^

650 0_aIndians of North America_zSouthwest, Old_vInteractive multimedia.^

650 0_aAnasazi Indians_zUnited States_vInteractive multimedia.^

650 0_aHopi Indians_zUnited States_vInteractive multimedia.^

650 0_aPueblo Indians_zUnited States_vInteractive multimedia.^

7001 _aMatulavich, Peter.^

7102 _aRainbow Educational Video (Firm)^

949� _a30101015019706^

994� _a02_bMNM^

8520 _aMSU - MN State Univ., Mankato_bERC--K-12 SOFTWARE_hE98.S7_iN38
1999_kAvailable^`