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The first major collection of the writings of Joseph Bruchac.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781555911454
  • Publisher: Fulcrum Publishing
  • Publication date: 9/24/1996
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 5.80 (w) x 8.80 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet 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.
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
A Note on the Use of Names
Introduction
How the Buffalo Came to Feed the People 5
Grandfathers 10
Ndakinna Means "Our Land" 19
Mizi Newetkamigwezo: "The Families Gathered Together" 26
As Equal as Earth Is to Sky: The Balanced Roles of Native American Men and Women 32
Speaking Again to the Deer 46
An Unbroken Circle 52
Why the People Speak Many Languages 63
Storytelling and the Sacred 70
Digging into Your Heart: Hidden Treasure in Native American Stories 100
Combing the Snakes from Atotarho's Hair: Native Stories of Natural Balance and Reconciliation 108
Seeking Out the Real Roots 117
Horned Owl Finds a Wife 129
Thanking the Birds: Native American Upbringing and the Natural World 135
Stealing Horses 144
Striking the Pole: Observations about Indian Humor 153
The Way a Medicine Person Sees the World 163
Red Hand 173
Gathering the Bones 179
Understanding the Great Mystery 195
Roots of Survival 202
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