Native Alaskan Cultures in Perspective, 1st Edition

  • Tammy Gagne
  • Published By: Mitchell Lane
  • ISBN-10: 1612286003
  • ISBN-13: 9781612286006
  • DDC: 305.800979
  • Grade Level Range: 4th Grade - 8th Grade
  • 64 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2015 | Published/Released January 2015
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2015

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Native Alaskan Cultures in Perspective is an in-depth look at the different regional cultures of Alaska with an emphasis on current cultures. The young reader is presented with an overview of a variety of regional cultures that developed historically and analyzes how the cultural history shapes the Alaskan region's current cultures. The book is written in a lively and interesting style and discusses a variety of Alaskan peoples including the Yupik (Eskimo), Aleut, Eyak, Tlingit, Haida, Athabaskan, and Tsimsian. The book contains the Alaskan region's languages, foods, music/dance, art/literature, religions, holidays, lifestyle, and most importantly contemporary culture in the country today. The book has been developed to address many of the Common Core specific goals, higher level thinking skills, and progressive learning strategies from informational texts for middle grade and junior high level students.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Other Frontmatter.
Copyright Page.
1: The Athabascans.
2: The Unangax and Alutiiq.
3: The Yup’ik and Cup’ik.
4: The Inupiaq and the St. Lawrence Island Yup’ik.
5: The Eyak, Tlingit, Haida, and Tsimshian.
6: Does Oil Drilling Threaten Native Alaskan Cultures?.
7: Climate and Culture.
Experiencing Native Alaskan Culture.
Map of Alaska.
Chapter Notes.
Further Reading.
About the Author.