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Keepers of life : discovering plants through Native American stories and earth activities for children

Author: Michael J Caduto; Joseph Bruchac
Publisher: Golden, Colo. : Fulcrum Pub., 1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st Fulcrum trade pbk. edView all editions and formats
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A collection of Native American stories that provide information about botany, plant ecology, and natural history, accompanied by activities for children.
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Genre/Form: Folklore
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael J Caduto; Joseph Bruchac
ISBN: 1555913873 9781555913878
OCLC Number: 37226812
Description: xix, 265 pages : illustrations, maps ; 27 cm
Contents: A guide for using and enjoying this book. Seeds of wisdom : keepers of life on earth --
Tips and techniques for bringing this book to life --
Native American stories and plant activities. The Sky Tree (Huron-Eastern Woodland) --
How Kishelemukong made the people and the seasons (Lenni Lenape-Eastern Woodland) --
The thanks to the trees (Seneca-Eastern Woodland) --
The circle of life and the clambake (Wampanoag-Eastern Woodland) --
Fallen Star's ears (Cheyenne-Plains) --
Koluskap and Malsom (Passamaquoddy-Eastern Woodland) --
Why some trees are always green (Cherokee-Southeast) --
The bitterroot (Salish-Plateau) --
Indian summer (Penobscot-Eastern Woodland) --
The first basket (Mandan-Plains) --
Blue dawn (Isleta Pueblo-Southwest) --
The woman who lives in the earth (Chugach Inuit-Arctic) --
Waw Giwulk : the center of the basket (O'odham-Southwest) --
How fox brought the forests from the sky (Snoqualmie-Pacific Northwest) --
The people of maize (Lacandon Maya-Middle America) --
Waynabozho and the wild rice (Anishinabe (Ojibwa or Chippewa)-Eastern Woodland) --
The Buffalo Bull and the cedar tree (Osage-Plains).
Responsibility: Michael J. Caduto and Joseph Bruchac ; foreword by Marilou Awiakta ; story illustrations by John Kahionhes Fadden and David Kanietakeron Fadden ; chapter illustrations by Marjorie C. Leggitt and Carol Wood.

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This interdisciplinary curriculum in botany and plant ecology focuses on environmental and stewardship issues using the framework of Native American stories as an introduction to the topics.  Read more...

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"Delight pervades this book, a delight that arises from the promise of discovery and expands to include the joy of an increased awareness of life." -- The Bloomsbury Review "Superbly written and Read more...

 
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