A mythological version of the history of North America. Based on hundreds of interviews with Native Americans and using a forceful, poetic language suggestive of another time, this exciting novelistic approach to history brings Native American mythology to life at the same time. As N. Scott Momaday, the Pulitzer prize winning Kiowa poet has said, 'Tunkashila is a book to be read slowly and with deep respect... it is like the wind one hears on the plains, steady, running, full of music.' Tunkashila captures the curiosity of youth and reveals the urgent moral tales of a lost civilization.
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About the Author
Gerald Hausman calls himself a "native of the world" after living in so many places in the United States and the West Indies. He spent more than twenty years in New Mexico where many of his American Indian folktales were collected and published. Born in Baltimore, Maryland in 1945, Hausman has been a storyteller almost since birth. His more than 70 books attest to his love of folklore, a passion instilled by his mother who painted the portraits of Native American chiefs. During his thirty-five years as a storyteller, Gerald has entertained children of all ages at such places as The Kennedy Center, Harvard University, St John's College and in schools from one end of the country to the other. Five audio books have come out in recent years and two of Gerald's books have been made into animated and folkloric films. His books have also been translated into a dozen foreign languages.