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Ce in choosing her mate finding herself married to the terrible snake monster Amankamek as a result Maushop the Good Giant Wampanoag tells f a time when the People lived with a benevolent giant who did much Harvest to Hydrosol: Distill Your Own Exquisite Hydrosols at Home of their work for them until he realized that his kindness was making them lazy As Bruchac notes in his introductory comment this tale emphasizes the importance that the Wampanoag attach to the virtuef self relianceThe second section is devoted to the southeast and includes stories from the Cherokee Seminole Creek and Choctaw traditions The Ball Game Between the Birds and Animals Cherokee relates the story Hunchback of an epic contest between the creaturesf the land and Buddy of the sky Like many folktales it has a dual function explaining how bat and flying suirrel came to have wings and also teaching the important lesson that even the small have an important contribution to make Turtle s Race With Wolf Seminole is the talef Box Turtle and his cousins who utwit boastful Wolf Although similar in content to The Tortoise and the Hare type tales this story emphasizes cunning rather than steady persistence as the means f achieving victory How Rabbit Got Wisdom Creek tells the story The Quotable Hitchens from Alcohol to Zionism: The Very Best of Christopher Hitchens of clever Rabbit who when he goes to the Masterf Life to ask for wisdom is taught that he already has it Bruchac notes that this wide spread tale has many variants both in Native North America and Africa and speculates that it may have been influenced by the folklore The Greatest Survival Stories Ever Told: Seventeen Incredible Tales of slaves brought from Africa For my part I was remindedf The Wonderful Wizard f Oz in which many characters the Scarecrow the Tin Man etc discover that they already possess the thing they seekFinally The Coming f Corn Choctaw explains how the people were first taught to cultivate corn by Crow and serves as a reminder that they must share the fruit Cómo ligar con esa chica que tanto te gusta y a la que le gusta otro of the field with the birdsThe third section devoted to the great plains includes tales from Cheyenne Lakota Blackfeet and Pawnee lore The Sister and Her Seven Brothers Cheyenne tells the storyf Red Leaf and her seven adoptive brothers who must rescue her from Great Buffalo Bull This tale also retold by Paul Goble in his Her Seven Brothers makes an appearance in the TV miniseries The Dreamkeeper and explains the existence Death Threat of the Big Dipper How the Buffalo Came to Be Lakota explains the emergencef the people into the upper world and the sacrifice f the medicine man Tatanka who turned himself into the first buffalo in rder to provide them with food Old Man and the Rolling Rock Blackfeet tells the story f a deceitful man who retracts gifts he has given and goes back n his word paying the price in the end As Bruchac notes this is a cautionary tale meant to provide an example f how not to behave The Bear Man Pawnee relates the tale f a hunter who spares a young bear cub and is rewarded when his Porter Rockwell: A Biography own son is saved by the bears and given many blessings This story emphasizes the close relationship between the human and animal worldsThe fourth section is devoted to the southwest and includes tales from the Hopi Navajo and Isleta Pueblo nations How the People Came to the Upper World Hopi is the storyf how the people emerged into a new world Satire of light and hope with the helpf many Deflower the Boss of the birds and animals The Hero Twins Navajo tells the talef Monster Slayer and Child Born Hebrew magic amulets of Water two brothers who appeal to their father the Sun for aid in their uest to rid the worldf monsters I had not encountered them before but Bruchac s commentary indicates that the twin heroes are important figures in many f the folk traditions f Native North America Why Moon Has One Eye Isleta Pueblo explains the existence Being There of night and day and the waning and waxingf the moon emphasizing the need for balance in all thingsThe fifth section is devoted to California هذه بلادنا: الجواء onef the most densely populated regions Buddha's Brain: The Practical Neuroscience of Happiness, Love, and Wisdom of Native North America before contact with Europeans and includes stories from the Maidu Miwok Pomo and Wiyot traditions Moon and Frog Old Woman Maidu relates the talef Frog Old Woman who rescues her abducted grandchild from the Moon This tale ffers an explanation f why the moon is in the sky and why he waxes and wanes Atypically the moon is characterized as masculine here something I had nly seen before in Lithuanian folklore The Story f Tu tak a nu la Miwok is the tale Witness to the Martyrdom: John Taylor's Personal Account of the Last Days of the Prophet Joseph Smith of how little Measuring Worm manages to rescue a trapped mother bear and her cubs giving his name to the famous stone in Yosemite El Capitan How Earth Elder Made the Oak Tree Pomo relates the storyf the creation f the all important acorn which prov. Her tribes The beautifully retold tales all with informative introductions range from creation myths to animal fables to stirring accounts f bravery and sacrifice Find ut how stories first came to be and how the People came to the upper world Meet Rabbit the clever and irresistible Creek trickster See how the buffalo saved the

There were some stories I didn t understand because f difference in tribes I m LakotaOglala but therwise I enjoyed them A transitional book between a picture book and a middle grade chapter book Offers a few facts about the people f a region as a preface to their stories Lots The War at Home: One Family's Fight Against PTSD of beautiful hand painted illustrationsn wood panels in the style f Native American art The stories themselves capture the humor f a tale told ut loud with some slapstick elements and some wry elements I laughed uite a bit The tale f the invention f storytelling begins with before there were stories people sat around at night wishing someone would say something interesting We enjoyed this collection a lot It s divided by region and we used the California section as part f Ten Thousand Goddam Cattle: A History of the American Cowboy in Song, Story and Verse our fourth grade homeschool curriculum and Inly spot read the Set Theory, Logic and Their Limitations other stories The selections are short and engaging and each includes a very brief introduction to the people and place from which itriginated When it comes to collections f Native American stories they either hit the target really good r they plummet to the ground Surprisingly there aren t many that seem to ever stick in the middle ground when it comes to these compilations Fortunately this was ne f those that hit the mark and for so many reasons First The Stringbean Murders of all knowing that there are so many tribes to cover this book has done a wonderful job in showcasing so many What the compiler does is to break the book down into regional locations and then gives a broad summaryf the groups that lived in the area some أساطير شعبية من قلب جزيرة العرب: الجزء الرابع of their lifestyle how they may have related tother tribes and even what influenced their lifestyles And then each story started Stricken (Asphalt Cowboys, off with a summary that gave even information about the nation that it came from and what lesson may have been learned from the story to those who heard it The stories were given in easy to read and understand format Each werenly a few pages long but kept the tribal elements that makes them uniue to each The Sporty Game other And then the illustrations which were bright beautiful and fullf colors Some were uniuely Native American like in their presentation Finally the last thing that I enjoyed was the sources that were listed in the back American Yakuza II of the book Mostf the time I don t read them but this time it caught my eye Each source gave where the story could be found Inventions That Changed the World: Working Wonders or was first published at as well as where the author got the story whether from a bookr even a storyteller Knowing this adds a personal touch to the stories instead Love Onboard: Cupid's Caribbean Cruise of just we collected them All in all for those who like the Native American stories I would highly recommend this book to be read You will enjoy the artwork and the stories while knowing how important they are to the continuing spiritf storytelling now as in the present used for assignment 2In this variation Vertical Mind: Psychological Approaches for Optimal Rock Climbing of the Tortoise and the Hare Wolf challenges Box Turtle to a race and threatened to jumpn him if he denied Blood Love or lost With the helpf his cousins Box Turtle was able to trick Wolf into thinking he ran the entire race When Box Turtle finishes first Wolf challenges him again but ends up running himself to death because Box Turtle continues to trick him This book would be nice to use to compare different countries similar stories to the well known United States version This book differs in the way that Box Turtle uses trickery to make Wolf think he beat him and Wolf kills himself trying to win It also emphasizes the importance f family in ne s life Four stars because I genuinely enjoyed it but it wasn t exactly what I was looking for Still glad to have it and to have read it The stories are lovely and good to know even if they are not those f my specific nation The second in Sterling s new Folktales f the World series following upon Peninnah Schram s The Hungry Clothes and Other Jewish Folktales this collection f Native American legends presents twenty four tales from the different regions f the United States Retold by Joseph Bruchac a prolific children s author f Abenaki descent together with his son James The Girl Who Helped Thunder is an engaging book sure to please young folklore enthusiasts The first section devoted to the northeast includes three tales taken from the Seneca Lenape and Wampanoag traditions How Stories Came To Be Seneca ffers an explanation f the first storyteller and how he learned his craft emphasizing both the importance f storytelling as a communal activity and the need to listen carefully The Girl Who Helped Thunder Lenape tells the story DIY, Dammit!: A Practical Guide to Curse-Free Crafting of Pretty Face who ignores her parents advi. Welcome the second book in the Folktalesf the World series Engaging inspirational and above all entertaining these legends come from Native American peoples across the US Richly illustrated with riginal art they capture a wide range f belief systems and wisdom from the Cherokee Cheyenne Hopi Lenape Maidu Seminole Seneca and t.

Ided the central food source for the indigenous peoples f CaliforniaFinally Why Owl Lives Away from the People Wiyot provides an explanation for Civil rights, tool of communist deception owl s solitary existence andffers an important moral n the evils f selfishnessThe sixth section is devoted to the northwest and includes tales from the Salish Yakama and Wasco peoples In How the Drum Came to the People Salish the Sun dispatches clever Coyote to find a way for humans to call forth the sound in their hearts resulting in the creation Cutthroat of the first drum This tales emphasizes the importancef music and dance both as a means for individual emotional expression and for communal happiness The Two Sisters Who Married Stars Yakama relates the tale An Eastern Orthodox Response to Evangelical Claims of two sisters who wish to marry stars and are transported to the sky land But a longing for home soon consumes them and they eventually find their way back to earthne The Claiming of the Shrew of them bringing her son along with her This story explains therigin Summoned of the Yakama people who believe that they are descended from the sonf Bright StarIn The Boy Who Went With the Seals Wasco a young boy disappears while his father is absorbed in his work nly to reappear years later with the seals Temporarily taken back into his human family the boy still longs for the seals This tale f a child raised by seals reminded me f recent discussions I have had about the theme f feral children and also recalled the Scots tradition Baghdad, Mon Amour: A Journey of Exile and Return of selkiesr seal peopleThe seventh and final section is devoted to the far north and contains stories from the Aluuti Inuit and Koyukon Alhabascan traditions The Beluga Skin Bedaarka follows the story Dead Inside of a solitary young hunter who setsut to find a wife and must compete in many contests f strength and skill when he finally does encounter the maiden he wants The generosity f the hunter in his many victories is clearly meant to impart a moral lesson to the listenerreaderIn The Blind Boy and the Loon Inuit a skilled young hunter is blinded by his spiteful stepmother who is too lazy to cure the meat and tan the hides The Taste of Spruce Gum of the animals he brings homeAnd finally How Raven Brought Back the Sun Koyukon Alhabascan in which the trickster raven must steal back the sun and moon from the village which is holding them hostageI enjoyed The Girl Who Helped Thunder which I read Thanksgiving Day immensely Somef the tales were already familiar to me and thers were completely unknown but all were engaging stories ffering a fascinating glimpse She Stoops to Conquer of the diverse folk traditionsf Native North America Stefano Vitale s colorful folk motif illustrations added to the sense Slow Getting Up: A Story of NFL Survival from the Bottom of the Pile of enchantment I do sometimes wonder why it is that seriesf folklore collections will devote entire books to Orb one culture group if it is European but expect to encompass allf North America s diverse native cultures in The Dandy and Lady Penelope one volume It s a trend I have noticed before and Sterling seems to be reproducing it with their first three volumes devoted to Jewish Native American and Irish folklore But whatever ualms I may have about this publishing trend I still enjoyed the collection This isne f the most attractively designed and illustrated books f Indian folktales I have seen The dazzling illustrations by Stefano Vitale appear to be pen and il n boards They have a folkloric uality though a few illustrations seem to have a touch National Geographic Field Guide to the Birds of North America, 7th Edition of South America eg p 54 However he does try to capture the flavorf the different regions compare for instance the illustration p 51to the Hopi tale How the People Came to the Upper World to the illustration p 83 to the Aluuti story The Beluga Skin Bedaarka The tales are winsomely re told by the prolific Joseph Bruchac who has included notes about each region from which tales have been collected Northeast Southeast Great Plains Southwest California Northwest Far North and source notes for each story These two features alone make it a much valuable collection for the teacher r storyteller Lexile measure is 820 ages 8 12 Younger for reading aloud but there are some violent episodes All in all an excellent collection A beautifully written and illustrated collection I love that the book is divided into sections based n region Each section begins with a brief description f the people f that region and each story specifies which nation the tale comes from with an additional brief explanation A History of Prophecy in Israel, Revised and Enlarged of the significancef that story to those people Very readable and has beautiful illustrations as well I liked that the stories were categorized by region with a short description Think good thoughts about a pussycat of the region at the startf the section Lovely boo. Akota people and why the Pawnee continue to do the Bear Dance to this very dayStefano Vitale’s art showcases a stunning array One, Two, Three Me of animal figures masks totems and Navajo style rug patterns all done in nature’s palettef brilliant turuoises earth browns shimmering sun yellow vivid fire range and the deep blues f a dark night .

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Joseph Bruchac lives with his wife Carol in the Adirondack mountain foothills town of Greenfield Center New York in the same house where his maternal grandparents raised him Much of his writing draws on that land and his Abenaki ancestry Although his American Indian heritage is only one part of an ethnic background that includes Slovak and English blood those Native roots are the ones by wh