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The Star People: A Lakota Storyby S. D. Nelson
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S. D. Nelson, a member of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, tells a new Native American legend: Sister Girl and her brother Young Wolf wander away from their village and soon find themselves far out in the surrounding prairie. They lie down in the grass and watch the clouds passing above billow to form an eagle, horses, and other creatures. Suddenly, animals begin to race past the children on the ground--followed by a wall of fire! Fleeing along with the frightened beasts, Sister Girl and Young Wolf save themselves by tumbling into a shallow stream. The fire leaves behind ash and a barren, forbidding landscape. The children realize that they are hopelessly lost. Night is coming, how will they get home to their parents? And why are the evening stars dancing so? Drawing upon traditional Lakota art, S. D. Nelson's illustrations bring to life a memorable new legend about the Star People.
Drawing upon traditional Lakota art, Nelson, a member of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, tells a new tale that brings to life a memorable Native American legend about the Star People. Full color.
In this mystical story of remembrance and tradition, Sister Girl and her brother, Young Wolf, wander far from their village and face great danger, including stampeding animals and a wall of fire. The children barely save themselves, and as night approaches, they find themselves alone in the barren and unforgiving wilderness. How will they find home? As the stars shine brightly, the spirit of their grandmother, Elk Tooth Woman, appears to guide them: "The Star People are always with you. Look up, and you will see me among the stars."
S. D. Nelson's compelling illustrations, inspired by the ledger-book style of the Plains Indians, capture the beauty of humans and nature existing as one.
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