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Flying with the eagle, racing the Great Bear : tales from native North… (edition 2011)

by Joseph Bruchac

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Title:Flying with the eagle, racing the Great Bear : tales from native North America
Authors:Joseph Bruchac
Info:Golden, Colo. : Fulcrum Pub., c2011.
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Tags:American Native folktales

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Flying with the Eagle, Racing the Great Bear: Stories from Native North America by Joseph Bruchac



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Summary: The light-haired boy: Lakota
Curly is a young boy who is light and curly haired. His people, the Lakota, talked about him in
reference to the fact that he did not look like the rest of them. His people were in threat of war
so Curly went to seek a vision for help. He did not do the proper ceremonies in acquiring his
vision so it was not accepted and he was forced to keep it to himself. Time passed and when
they were in more dire need his father accepted the vision and Curly told all his people about it.
He saw his future and saw himself as a great warrior that was untouched by bullets and was
brave, always at the front lines. So his father, with pride, renamed him in his own name,
Tashunka Witco. This name became famous because of the warrior’s bravery, his name in
english was Crazy Horse.
This book should be used to share the native american culture to the students. The students should know about all cultures and from culturally accurate books. ( )
  JuliaTrinchero | Mar 4, 2017 |
Lesson 3 - American Indian Cultural Regions
  ccsdss | Feb 29, 2016 |
Winner of the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Native Writers Circle of the Americas, Joseph Bruchac is an Abenaki Indian who tells his stories with a distinct Native American perspective; therefore adding a more personal voice to his stories. ‘Flying with the Eagle, Racing the Great Bear’ consists of sixteen Native American stories from all across America. Each story is heart-felt as Bruchac details the emotional journey a boy takes into adulthood; through arduous rites of passages, they must gather their strength, intelligence, and endurance to face the challenges they have been given; learning the means to survival and collaboration. The author skillfully intertwines knowledge of Native American cultures with interesting adventures; thus capturing the attention of younger audiences. I highly recommend this book to young children and teens who are interested in learning about Native American culture ( )
  hongmei_qiu | Dec 5, 2012 |
This would be a book that would be great to read when learning about different cultures. I enjoyed how the author broke the book in four sections (a special number for Native Americans) by the regions of the tribe whose story it is. This would also be a great book to add to the classroom library to allow students to read about a different culture than their own and to represent some of our students in the classroom. It would be great to have a guest speaker from one of the tribes and ask them to read one of the stories or to tell a story of their own.
  pamela12286 | Feb 15, 2012 |
Nice text to introduce children to Native American Legends
  Lanzoni | Jan 17, 2011 |
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A collection of traditional tales which present the heritage of various Indian nations, including the Wampanoag, Cherokee, Osage, Lakota, and Tlingit.

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