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Our Stories Remember: American Indian History, Culture, & Values Through Storytellingby Joseph Bruchac
Synopses & Reviews
An illuminating look at Native origins and lifeways, a treasure for all who value Native wisdom and the stories that keep it alive.
Book News Annotation:
Bruchac is a nationally-known Native American storyteller and author of some 70 books of nonfiction, fiction, and poetry for adults and children. In this collection, he retells a number of traditional Native American stories drawn from a variety of Native groups from throughout the country. Bruchach encourages non- Native American readers to release the guilt many Americans feel about what their ancestors did to American Indians, and enjoy these insights into Native American history, culture, values, and wisdom. Annotation (c)2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Our Stories Remember: American Indian History, Culture & Values Through Storytelling draws on the tales of various Native American nations to reveal the traditions and cultural life of contemporary Native peoples.
Our Stories Remember retells Native American stories.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 181-188) and index.
About the Author
Joseph Bruchac, coauthor of The Keepers of the Earth series, is a nationally acclaimed Native American storyteller and writer who has authored more than 70 books of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry for adults and children. He lives in upstate New York.
Table of Contents
The road of stories — Who are we? — Origins — Spirit: life and death — Trickster's turn — Contact: the coming of Europeans — Generations: parents, grandparents, children — All is living around us: animal, people, and plants — Epilogue: the drum is the heartbeat.
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