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Author Caduto, Michael J, author.

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

Publication Info. Golden, Colo. : Fulcrum Publishing, 1998.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Children's Non-fiction    j 398.7 CAD    Available
1 copy being processed for GDL Central Library Children's Non-fiction.
Edition 1st Fulcrum trade paperback edition.
Description xix, 265 pages : illustrations, maps ; 27 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
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).
Summary A collection of Native American stories that provide information about botany, plant ecology, and natural history, accompanied by activities for children.
Subject Indians of North America -- Folklore.
Tales -- North America.
Plant ecology -- Study and teaching (Elementary).
Human ecology -- Study and teaching (Elementary).
Nature study -- Activity programs.
Added Author Bruchac, Joseph, 1942-
ISBN 1555913873 (pbk.)
9781555913878 (pbk.)

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