The Papago Indians of the American Southwest say butterflies were created to gladden the hearts of children and chase away thoughts of aging and death. How the Butterflies Came to Be is one of 24 Native American tales included in this book. The stories, coming from Mohawk, Hopi, Yaqui, Haida, and other cultures demonstrate the power of animals in Native American traditions.
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A collection of 24 Native American legends which demonstrate the power of animals in Native American traditions.