By Barbara Kuipers
This annotated bibliography of greater than 2 hundred steered reference books has been compiled to help public librarians, university library media experts, and lecturers in delivering top quality, suitable nonfiction fabrics on American Indians. every one access has entire bibliographic information and exhibits topic sector and interpreting point. Annotations are long and speak about the strengths and weaknesses of every ebook and its power use within the curriculum. furthermore, a whole part is dedicated to standards for choosing books approximately American Indians that steer clear of stereotypes and confirm objectivity, and an easy-to-use record for comparing fabrics is incorporated.
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Census counted only 551,669 Indians, Eskimos, and Aleuts. 9 million in 1990. The population quadrupled in only thirty years. An explanation for this dramatic increase, according to Jeffrey S. Passel of the Washington-based Urban Institute and other experts, is noteworthy. People are now more willing to identify themselves as American Indian on census forms. Passel also questions if those listing themselves as American Indian on the census form are actually enrolled by the tribes they claim as members.
They wanted curricula to include Indian languages, world views, culture, concepts, values and perspectives. Dialogue participants agreed that schools must begin to integrate Indian culture into the Basic Academic Competencies as well as subject-matter areas (American Indian Science & Engineering Society 1989, 2). Page 6 This report represents a consensus achieved at meetings of 150 Indian leaders, school administrators, teachers, parents, and students from eighty-seven tribes, with every major geographic region in the nation represented.
Among scholars this is a difficult question that has not been answered. To give library professionals an understanding of the many viewpoints, a discussion of many of the sources listed in the "Selected American Indian Bibliographies" (pp. 61-64) follows. Many of the earlier bibliographies, such as Marken (1973), Hillyer (1969), Klein and Icolari (1973), and Idaho State Department of Education (1970), state no definitive evaluation criteria of authorship. The bibliography of books about American Indians by the Idaho State Department of Education (1970) includes all titles sent by publishers who responded to their inquiries.
American Indian reference and resource books for children and young adults by Barbara Kuipers