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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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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 |
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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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