ANTH 329 Spring 2011 Updated 1 Feb.
For each family, select a headman and headwoman. It will be their responsibility to communicate with fellow family members and help coordinate meetings. As headman and headwoman their leadership is based upon building consensus among all members, leading by example, and assuming an advisory and not an authoritarian role. Review the Plains Indian Family as a model for interacting in these families.
As with any Indian family, membership is dynamic and can be re-aligned. At anytime during the semester, you may elect to change your family membership affiliation - joining another family, starting your own new family, or heading out alone, to travel the territory of this course as an individual. Just let the instructor know.
See Learning Activities for Family-related activities.
For the names of our families, we'll use Apsáalooke and Diné Place-Names. Learn the pronunciation, as well as any oral traditions and/or historical significance connected with your family's name.
For purposes of the Story Telling activity (Activity #1), you are assigned either the instructor or TA to tell your stories to. Arrange a time convenient for all.
Apsáalooke – Crow
“mean river” – Little Big Horn River:
Dylan Agnes, Ethan
Arthur, Jessica Collins, Derek
Dodel, and Leyalle
Dodel, and Leyalle Donnelly (Rodney)
“where there are many arrows” – Pryor Gap: Brian Baugh, Liz
Boyden, Rodolfo Herrera,
Kaleb Houck, and Diana
“home of dwarfs” – Castle Rock, Montana: Zoe Creed, Julie Hill, Nichel Kernin, and Katie
“our mountains” – Big Horn
Bencomo, Katherine Hoover, Isidro Nava, Stephan Peterka, and Jordan
Bencomo, Katherine Hoover, Isidro Nava, Stephan Peterka, and Jordan Ridinger (Tracy)
“no water” – Lodge Grass
Creek: Ali Knox, Josh
Peters, Joey Ramirez, and Wade Sutton
Knox, Josh Peters, Joey Ramirez, and Wade Sutton(Rodney)
Cheétiish “wolf’s teeth” – Wolf Mountains: Holly Martin, Hannah Morishita, Cameron Olsen, and John Wakkinen (Tracy)
Eelalapíio “kicked in the belly” – Lodge Grass, Montana: Clayton Cravea, Ryan McColly, Kris Nitsche, Clay Reiland, and Mckenenzie Stratton (Rodney)
“elk river” – Yellowstone
Rosenau,Taelar Shelton, and Morgan Weir (Tracy)
Diné – Navajo
mountain” – La Plata Mountains:
Caitlyn Johnson, Chase
Larson, Samantha Riggers,
Wahlquistand Drew Wickard (Rodney)
Dook’o’oosłííd “abalone shell mountain” – San Francisco Peak: Osie Agyeman, Becca Day, Meredith Sargent, Katie Shuter, and Daniel Wilkinson (Tracy)
Naajiní “dawn or white shell
mountain” – Blanca Peak: Shawna Heath ,
,Iylea Lecoultre, Ben Lecoultre, Jackie Sherwood and Mellisa Wright (Rodney)
Tsoodził “blue bead or turquoise mountain” – Mount Taylor: Issac Barber-Axthelm, Juliette Feldman, Sara Galbraith, and Shannon Glinski (Tracy)
Ch’óol’į’į “precious stones” – Gobernador Knob in New Mexico
Tsé Bit’a’í “rock with wings” – Shiprock, New Mexico
Yé’iitsoh Bidił “One Walking Monster’s blood” – lave beds south of Mt. Taylor, New Mexico
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