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Native American Animal Stories (Myths and Legends)

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Publisher Comments:

The Papago Indians of the American Southwest say butterflies were created to gladden the hearts of children and chase away thoughts of aging and death. How the Butterflies Came to Be is one of twenty-four Native American tales included in Native American Animal Stories. The stories, coming from Mohawk, Hopi, Yaqui, Haida and other cultures, demonstrate the power of animals in Native American traditions.

Parents, teachers and children will delight in lovingly told stories about "our relations, the animals." The stories come to life through magical illustrations by Mohawk artists John Kahionhes Fadden and David Fadden.

"The stories in this book present some of the basic perspectives that Native North American parents, aunts and uncles use to teach the young. They are phrased in terms that modern youngsters can understand and appreciate ... They enable us to understand that while birds and animals appear to be similar in thought processes to humans, that is simply the way we represent them in our stories. But other creatures do have thought processes, emotions, personal relationships...We must carefully ccord these other creatures the respect that they deserve and the right to live without unnecessary harm. Wanton killings of different animals by some hunters and sportsmen are completely outside the traditional way that native people have treated other species, and if these stories can help develop in young people a strong sense of the wonder of other forms of life, this sharing of Native North American knowledge will certainly have been worth the effort." —excerpt from the forward by Vine Deloria, Jr.

These stories first appeared in Keepers of the Animals: Native American Stories and Wildlife Activities for Children by Michael J. Caduto and Joseph Bruchac

Synopsis:

Bruchac, coauthor of Keepers of the Animals, presents a collection of 24 Native American myths, taken from the stories of the Mohawk, Hopi, Yaqui, Haida, and others cultures, which demonstrate the power of animals in Native American tradition. Illustrations throughout.

Synopsis:

A collection of stories that demonstrate the power of animals in Native American traditions.

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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781555911270
As Told:
Bruchac, Joseph
Author:
Fadden, John K.
Bruchac, Joseph:
As Told by
Author:
Bruchac, Joseph
As Told:
Bruchac, Joseph
Publisher:
Fulcrum Group
Location:
Golden, Colo. :
Subject:
Animals
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Indians of north america
Subject:
Fairy Tales & Folklore - Single Title
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Literature - Classics / Contemporary
Subject:
Fairy Tales & Folklore - Anthologies
Subject:
Fairy Tales & Folklore - Native American
Subject:
Animals -- Folklore.
Subject:
Children's audiobooks.
Subject:
Fairy Tales & Folklore / Country & Ethnic
Subject:
Indians of North America -- Folklore.
Subject:
Children s Folk Tales-North American
Subject:
Children s-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Myths and Legends
Series Volume:
175
Publication Date:
19920931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
160
Dimensions:
10 x 7 x 0.4 in 10 oz
Age Level:
09-12

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