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The deetkatoo : Native American stories about little people

Author: John Bierhorst
Publisher: New York : William Morrow and Co., ©1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Twenty-two stories retold from fourteen Native-American groups from Alaska to mid-South America. Little people predate the Europeans in the Western Hemisphere. They live in forests, in water, underground, and on mountains. Though each tale is different, the little people themselves are recognizable from one story to the next. They are capable of playing tricks, yet offer help when someone is in trouble. They run and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Folklore
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Bierhorst
ISBN: 0688148379 9780688148379
OCLC Number: 37457763
Awards: Aesop accolade, 1999.
Description: xxii, 151 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Weaker and weaker (Inuit) --
Three wishes (Mohawk) --
Proud-woman and all-kinds-of-trees (Seneca) --
Girl who married the little man (Inuit) --
Little ones and their mouse helpers (Cherokee) --
All are my friends (Yurok) --
Little house in the deep water (Cherokee) --
Boy who married the little woman (Maliseet) --
Two bad friends (Inuit) --
Little people who build the temples (Maya) --
How the dead came back (Cherokee) --
Little man who married the whirlwind (Seneca) --
Rainmakers' apprentice (Nahua) --
Thunder's two sisters (Cherokee) --
Smallest bow (Seneca) --
Little woman who taught pottery (Toba) --
Hunter who lost his luck (Seneca/Cayuga) --
Star husbands (Passamaquoddy) --
Twelve little women (Lenape) --
Talking tree (Yaqui) --
Deetkatoo (Tillamook) --
Guide to tribes and cultures --
Guide to the lore of little people.
Responsibility: edited by John Bierhorst ; illustrated by Ron Hilbert Coy.

Abstract:

Twenty-two stories retold from fourteen Native-American groups from Alaska to mid-South America. Little people predate the Europeans in the Western Hemisphere. They live in forests, in water, underground, and on mountains. Though each tale is different, the little people themselves are recognizable from one story to the next. They are capable of playing tricks, yet offer help when someone is in trouble. They run and hide, yet want to make friends, even propose marriage. Complementing the tales are perceptive illustrations of Native American artist Ron Hilbert Coy, demonstrating that the helpful (and sometimes not so helpful) little people are everywhere -- at least for those who have eyes to see them.--
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