Stories from the Ancients: Native America

"Dog Tails" by Dovie Thomason from More Ready-To-Tell Tales from Around the World

By David Holt and Bill Mooney (editors)

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Have you ever wondered why dogs sniff other dog's tails when they meet each other? Internationally recognized storyteller Dovie Thomason shares the Iroquois People's explanation of how this came to be.
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Baby Rattlesnake

By Te Ata

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Baby Rattlesnake throws tantrums to get his rattle before he's reads, but he misuses it and learns a lesson.
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Beardream

By Will Hobbs and Jill Kastner (illustrator)

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Spring has come to the Ute village, but Short Tail and his people are concerned because the Great Bear has not awakened. So Short Tail goes into the mountains to find the bear's den. But on the way, Short Tail too falls asleep, and slips into a magical dream in which the Great Bear teaches him a wonderful secret to take back to his people.
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Coyote: A Trickster Tale from the American Southwest

By Gerald McDermott (storyteller and illustrator)

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Coyote, who has a nose for trouble, insists that the crows teach him how to fly, but the experience ends in disaster for him.
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How Coyote Stole the Summer: a Native American folktale

By Stephen Krensky and Kelly Dupre (illustrator)

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Brrr! Coyote is always cold! That's because it's winter all year long. But Old Woman has something amazing called summer. It's tied up in a little bag in her tipi. Coyote and his friends Wolf, Moose, Elk, Stag, and Antelope make a plan to steal summer. But when Coyote grabs the bag, Old Woman's children chase after him. Will his plan work? Will everyone have a chance to share summer's warmth? Find out what happens in this fast-paced tale!
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How Coyote Stole the Summer: a Native American folktale

By Stephen Krensky and Kelly Dupre (illustrator)

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Brrr! Coyote is always cold! That's because it's winter all year long. But Old Woman has something amazing called summer. It's tied up in a little bag in her tipi. Coyote and his friends Wolf, Moose, Elk, Stag, and Antelope make a plan to steal summer. But when Coyote grabs the bag, Old Woman's children chase after him. Will his plan work? Will everyone have a chance to share summer's warmth? Find out what happens in this fast-paced tale!
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Keepers of the Earth: Native American Stories and Environmental Activities for Children

By Michael J. Caduto and Joseph Bruchac (authors) and John Kahionhes Fadden and Carol Wood (illustrators)

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This environmental classic teaches children respect and stewardship for the Earth and for all living things. The Native American stories are accompanied by activities which encourage children to understand their influence on the Earth.
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Keepers of the Earth: Native American Stories and Environmental Activities for Children

By Michael J. Caduto and Joseph Bruchac (authors) and John Kahionhes Fadden and Carol Wood (illustrators)

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This environmental classic teaches children respect and stewardship for the Earth and for all living things. The Native American stories are accompanied by activities which encourage children to understand their influence on the Earth.
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Meet Kaya: an American Girl

By Janet Beeler Shaw

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Kaya dreams of racing her beautiful mare Steps High, but her father warns her that Steps High isn't ready. A pesky boy challenges her anyway, and Kaya enters into the race of her life. This is part of the American Girl series, which includes historical notes.
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Rainbow Crow: A Lenape tale

By Nancy Van Laan and Beatriz Vidal (illustrator)

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When the weather changes and the ever-falling snow threatens to engulf all the animals, it is Crow who flies up to receive the gift of fire from the Great Sky Spirit.
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