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Flying With the Eagle, Racing the Great Bear

Tales From Native North America
Bruchac, Joseph (Book - 2011 )
Flying With the Eagle, Racing the Great Bear
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In every American Indian culture, there comes a time in each boy's life when he must walk forth on his own, leave his home and the protection of his family to prove to himself and to his people that he can survive and grow. Traditional stories passed down from father to son were often used to offer examples of the positive qualities of manhood. Flying with the Eagle , Racing the Great Bear is a continent-spanning collection of sixteen such thrilling tales in which young men must face great enemies, find the strength and endurance within themselves to succeed, and take their place by the side of their elders. Joseph Bruchac is a traditional storyteller and writer whose work often reflects his Abenaki Indian ancestry and his lifelong interest in American Indian history and culture. Winner of the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Native Writers Circle of the Americas and Storyteller of the Year from the Wordcraft Circle of Native Writers and Storytellers, he is the author of more than one hundred and twenty books for children and adults.
Authors: Bruchac, Joseph, 1942-
Title: Flying with the eagle, racing the Great Bear
tales from native North America
Publisher: Golden, Colo. : Fulcrum Pub., c2011
Characteristics: xi, 130 p. ;,23 cm
Statement of Responsibility: told by Joseph Bruchac
Notes: Originally published: Mahwah, N.J. : BridgeWater Books, c2011
Contents: Introduction
The Northeast
The dream fast, Anishinabe
White weasel, Abenaki
Racing the Great Bear, Iroquois
Granny squannit and the bad young man, Wampanoag
The Southeast
How the game animals were set free, Cherokee
The wild boy, Caddo
The underwater lodge, Muskogee (Creek)
The wisdom of the willow tree, Osage
The Southwest
The owl-man giant and the monster elk, Apache
How the hero twins found their father, Diné (Navajo)
The bear boy, Pueblo
The ghost society, Yuki
The Northwest
The light-haired boy, Lakota
Star boy, Cheyenne
Salmon boy, Tlingit
Tommy's whale, Inupiaq
ISBN: 1555916937
9781555916930
1555916252
9781555916251
Branch Call Number: j 398.2 B887fe 2011
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references
Subject Headings: Tales North America Juvenile literature Masculinity Folklore Indians of North America Rites and ceremonies Juvenile literature Indians of North America Folklore
Topical Term: Tales
Masculinity
Indians of North America
Indians of North America
LCCN: 2009048182
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In this continent-spanning collection of Native American coming-of-age tales, young men face great enemies, find the strength and endurance within themselves to succeed, and take their hard-earned place by the side of their elders.


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