When Beaver Was Very Great
Stories to Live by
ISBN10: 1883953073 ISBN13: 9781883953072 Contributors: White, Sharon L. Publisher: Midwest Traditions Published: Jun 30 1995 Pages: 223 Weight: 0.60lbs. Height: 8.00" Width: 5.00" Depth: 0.75" Language: English
It happened in the long ago. . . . So begin many folk tales in this wonderful collection of traditional legends and recent writings by Ojibwe elder storyteller Anne Dunn. The short pieces range from folk tales of Native American origin myths (the antics of Beaver, Rabbit, Otter, Bear, and others) to nature writing and contemporary stories of peace, justice, and environmental concern. Brimming with insight, vibrant with strength and beauty, these indeed are stories to live by, for all ages. Divided into the four seasons of the year, and set in the mostly in the Minnesota northwoods near Lake Superior, many of the stories are perfect to be read aloud to children. Anne M. Dunn is an Ojibwe storyteller from the Leech Lake area of Minnesota.