Unit VII Lesson 2 Resources

Allamel, Frédéric. Houma Indian Arts, Exhibit Catalog. n.p., 1999. Includes

excellent photos, $6 plus $1.50 shipping. Available from Frédéric Allemel, 105 East Drive, Pierre Part, LA 70339.

Arnow, Jan. By Southern Hands: A Celebration of Craft Traditions in the South.

Oxmoor, 1987. $34.95. Features Coushatta pinestraw baskets, Houma palmetto baskets, cornshuck bags, Coushatta and Houma dolls, Houma model boats, Cajun accordions, wooden boats, Mardi Gras Indian costumes, Cajun Mardi Gras masks, duck decoys, Acadian textiles, and nets from Louisiana.

Deetz, James. In Small Things Forgotten: The Archeology of Early American

Life. Anchor Press, 1977. A good basic teacher resource to material culture such as house types and gravestones.

Drake, Robert. "Amazing Grace," Stories from Tennessee, Linda Burton, ed., UT

Press, 1983, pp. 287-292.

Glassie, Henry. Pattern in the Material Folk Culture of the Eastern United

States. University of Pennsylvania Press, 1968. A classic resource on material culture from housetypes to fences. Useful for teachers and older students.

International Museum of Folk Art, Recycled, Reseen: Art from the Global

Scrapheap, 1997. Based on a major exhibit featuring folk art from around the world made from found and recycled materials. Kit includes a 64-page guide with lesson plans, cultural context, projects, and interdisciplinary extensions; video; and 20 color 8" x 11" prints. Available from Crystal Productions, Box 2159, Glenview, IL 60025-6159, 800/255-8629, $85. Book by the same title with many color photos, 208 pp., $29.95, and set of 12" x 16" color prints also $29.95.

Kirschenblatt-Gimblett, Barbara. "An Accessible Aesthetic: The Role of Folk Arts

and the Folk Artist in the Curriculum." New York Folklore. Winter 1983, pp. 9-18. An accessible essay on the importance of recognizing learning in everyday life within classrooms.

Matthews-DeNatale, Gail, et al. "Infusing Indigenous Knowledge into Classroom

Curriculum Through Collaborative Fieldwork." 1996 Proceedings of the National Association for Multicultural Education, pp. 181-198. Caddo Gap Press, 1996, $25.

Moonsammy, Rita. Passing It On, NJ State Council on the Arts, 1992. Excellent

teacher resource for folk artist residencies and studying how people make things, $10.See online excerpt.

Vlach, John Michael. By the Work of Their Hands: Studies in Afro-American

Folklife. University of Virginia Press, 1991. Good teacher resource on the retention of African aesthetics and traditions and Afro-American material culture.

Walker, Alice. "Everyday Use," In Love and Trouble: Stories of Black

Women. Harcourt Brace reissue, 1985.