The Native Stories from Keepers of the Earth is a collection of stories drawn from the oral tradition of Indian groups in the United States and Canada. Tribes includeInuit, Micmac, Maliseet, Mohawk, Z
The Native Stories from Keepers of the Earth
is a collection of stories drawn from the oral tradition of Indian groups in the United States and Canada. Tribes include
- Zuni, and
A common thread through these stories is a view of the world as family—earth as our mother, sun as our father, and the animals as our brothers and sisters.
The stories foster an ethic of stewardship by clearly showing that we are entrusted with the responsibility to maintain the natural balance, to take care of our mother, to be keepers of the earth.
Each story is beautifully illustrated by Mokawk artist John Kahionhes Fadden.
Included is a glossary of words from native languages and a description of the tribal nations.
These twenty-four stories from the bestselling
Keepers of the Earth will appeal to readers of all ages.
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or Sozap, his Abenaki name, is a well-known Native writer and storyteller. His highly acclaimed writing includes poetry, short stories, traditional legends, children's books, and a novel. Among the awards he has received are an NEA Creative Writing Fellowship, a PEN syndicated Fiction Award, an American Book Award, and the Hope S. Dean Memorial Award from the Foundation for Children's Books. He lives with his family in Greenfield Center, New York.
Michael J. Caduto
is an internationally known storyteller, ecologist, educator, and musician. He has received the New England Award for Excellence in Environmental Education, holds an M.S. in Natural Resources/Environmental Education from the University of Michigan, and is a Senior Education Fellow with the Atlantic Center for the Environment. Caduto lives in Vermont and travels extensively, presenting environmental and cultural programs for adults and children.
John Kahionhes Fadden
was born into the Turtle Clan of the Mohawk Nation at Akwesasne on December 26, 1938. He attended the St. Regis Mohawk School, and other schools adjacent to the St. Lawrence River and the Canadian border in northern New York. John graduated from the Rochester Institute of Technology in 1961, then taught art at Saranac Central School District for 32 1/2 years. Fadden's art has appeared in more than 60 publications, various posters, cover designs, calendars and films/videos.