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Why the possum's tail is bare, and other North American Indian nature tales

Author: James E Connolly; Andrea Adams
Publisher: Owings Mills, Md. : Stemmer House Publishers, ©1985
Edition/Format:   Print book : Juvenile audience : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Thirteen tales collected from eight Indian tribes of eastern and western North America, featuring animals and nature lore.
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Genre/Form: Children's nonfiction
Folklore
Material Type: Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James E Connolly; Andrea Adams
ISBN: 088045069X 9780880450690
OCLC Number: 11599298
Notes: "A Barbara Holdridge book"--Title page verso.
Description: 64 pages : illustrations ; 19 x 26 cm
Contents: Tales of eastern woodland tribes. How the bear lost its tail (Iroquois) --
The hermit thrush (Iroquois) --
Why the possum's tail is bare (Cherokee) --
How the rabbit stole the otter's coat (Cherokee) --
The race between the crane and the hummingbird (Cherokee) --
How the turtle beat the rabbit (Cherokee) --
The broken wing (Ojibway/Chippewa) --
Rabbit searches for his dinner (Micmac). Tales of western plains and coastal tribes. How the rabbit lost its tail (Sioux) --
Old Man and the bobcat (Blackfoot) --
The origin of the chickadee (Cree) --
The mallard's tail (Cree) --
Coyote in the cedar tree (Chinook).
Other Titles: Why the possum's tail is bare.
Responsibility: collected by James E. Connolly ; illustrated by Andrea Adams.

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Thirteen tales collected from eight Indian tribes of eastern and western North America, featuring animals and nature lore.

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