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Author Bruchac, Joseph, 1942-

Title Four ancestors : stories, songs, and poems from Native North America / told by Joseph Bruchac ; pictures by S.S. Burrus .. [and others]..

Publication Info. [Mahwah, N.J.] : BridgeWater Books, [1996]


Location Call No. Status
 Glastonbury, Welles-Turner Memorial Library - Children's Department  J 398.2 BRU    Check Shelf
 Mansfield, Main Library - Juvenile Nonfiction  J 398.2097 BRUCHAC    Check Shelf
 New Britain, Main Library - Children's Department  J398 BRU    Check Shelf
Description 96 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Summary A collection of traditional Native American tales celebrating the wonder and mystery of the natural world, arranged under the categories "Fire," "Earth," "Water," and "Air."
Contents Fire: Greeting the Sun, a Maushop story (Wampanoag) -- Thanks to Grandmother moon (Mohawk) -- Moon basket (Pawnee) -- Singing stars (Passamaquoddy) -- Three hunter and the great bear (Seneca) -- Firefly song (Chippewa) -- How Coyote stole fire (Colville) -- Earth: Song of the Earth (Navajo) -- How the Earth began (Osage) -- Wihio and Grandfather Rock (Cheyenne) -- Inyan, the Rock (Lakota) -- Shining mountain (Abenaki) -- Tacobud, the mountain that ate people (Nisqually) -- Clay old woman and clay old man (Cochiti Pueblo) -- Talking to the clay (Catawba) -- Water: Cloud-swallower Giant (Zuni) -- Papago rain song (Papago) -- Gluskabe and snow bird (Penobscot) -- Song for going to the water (Cherokee) -- Aglabem's Dam (Maliseet) -- Raven and the Tides (Tshimshian) -- How the prairie became ocean (Yurok) -- Air: Bird whose wings made the wind (Micmac) -- Wind song (Pima) -- Whirlwind within (Navajo) -- How Saynday tried to marry whirlwind girl (Kiowa) -- How the people pushed up the sky (Snohomish) -- Song of the sky (Tshimshian) -- Bluebird song from the night chant (Navajo) -- How songs are made (Inuit) --Gift of stories, the gift of breath (Abenaki).
Subject Indians of North America -- Folklore.
Tales -- North America.
Local Subject Indigenous peoples -- North America -- Folklore.
Subject Folklore -- North America.
Indian mythology.
Local Subject Spirituality -- Indigenous.
Added Author Burrus, S. S., illustrator.
ISBN 0816738432 lib.
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