Song of the North Wind: A Story of the Snow Goose

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For centuries the snow goose has signified the passing seasons to the Indians--its white feathers a symbol of the breadth of life and a reminder of the roles the birds played as messengers between heaven and earth. The importance of the geese in these roles is attested by their prominence in Indian lore and myth.

As a boy growing up in North Dakota, Paul Johnsgard measured his winters not by conventional time units, but in the days it took for the snow geese to return from their...

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Overview

For centuries the snow goose has signified the passing seasons to the Indians--its white feathers a symbol of the breadth of life and a reminder of the roles the birds played as messengers between heaven and earth. The importance of the geese in these roles is attested by their prominence in Indian lore and myth.

As a boy growing up in North Dakota, Paul Johnsgard measured his winters not by conventional time units, but in the days it took for the snow geese to return from their wintering grounds to Lake Traverse. In this book he recounts the story of one year in the life of a pair of snow geese--the incubation and breeding of the young in the Arctic, their hazardous migration to winter quarters near the Gulf of Mexico, and the spring migration back to the Arctic.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780803275522
  • Publisher: University of Nebraska Press
  • Publication date: 3/10/2004
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 164
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.38 (d)

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