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Cherokee Animal Tales by George F. Scheer

Cherokee Animal Tales

by George F. Scheer

Other authors: Robert Frankenberg (Illustrator)

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Thirteen tales James Mooney collected with the assistance of Will West Long, himself a Cherokee, from the "aged and respected storytellers of the tribe" and published in 1900 as "The Myths of the Cherokee."

These tales are as authentic an account of Cherokee culture and thought as we are like to be able to get in the absence of information about the early Cherokee people.

These would be good for short, bed-time or camping reading.
Titles are:
The First Fire
How the Groundhog Lost his Tail
The Rabbit and the Possum Seek a Wife
How the Terrapin Beat the Rabbit
How the Turkey Got His Beard
The Rabbit and the Tar Wolf
Why the Mole Lives Underground
How the Deer Got His Horns
Why the Deer's Teeth ARe Blunt
How the Redbird Got His Color
Why the Terrapin's Shell is Scarred
How the Rabbit Stole the Otter's Coat
Why the Possum's Tail is Bare ( )
  kthomp25 | Jul 17, 2010 |
Some history about the Cherokee starts about this catalog of animal myths of the Cherokee nation. Written for children, but suitable for any age really. ( )
  janehutchi | Jun 15, 2007 |
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Thirteen short traditional Cherokee tales are retold here in simple, straightforward language. These stories are said to be slightly adapted from a collection published in 1900. An introductory chapter provides a brief overview of Cherokee history and information on the sources of the stories. Includes black-and-white drawings.

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From the rich lore of the Cherokee come tales alive with wisdom, wonder, and humor. These stories for young readers rekindle a magical time when animals talked, danced, and played tricks on one another. The stories are introduced by a brief informative history of the Cherokee.

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Thirteen stories from the campfire lore of the Cherokee which the Indians say originated in the age when man and animal spoke the same language. Includes a brief history of the Cherokee in America.

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