"This beautiful compendium of tales shares eight classic Inuit creation stories from the Baffin region. From the origins of day and night, thunder and lightning, and the sun and the moon to the creation of the first cari...
Nine legends which give us insight into how North America was seen by its first inhabitants.
Sibu creates a woman to be the wife of Thunder but when she asserts her independence from both of them, a spectacular tree and all the beautiful waters of the world spring forth from her.
After several unsuccessful attempts to create grateful creatures, the Mayan gods use sacred corn to fashion a people who will thank and praise their creators.
"Beneath Raven moon is an enchanting tale of the creation of Grandmother Moon and of the first time she wove her spell on a young, unsuspecting couple"--Dust jacket.
In the Spring of Creation, the animals gather around a newly arrived creature and decide that it is funny and cute--a joke of Mother Nature--and work together to save this first human child from extinction.
Describes how the creation of the world was begun by a woman who fell down to earth from the sky country, and how it was finished by her two sons Sapling and Flint.
In true Métis fashion and in the traditional way of story telling, Bouchard introduces readers to Sky World, Earth People, Raven, Turtle Island and one clear vision as to how two-leggeds (humankind) came to be.
"This collection presents legends of Nenaboozhoo, the Ojibway creator spirit, along with other creation stories; sacred stories which were transcribed from the oral storytelling of Isaac Murdoch. The Trail of Nenaboozhoo...
This beautifully illustrated Plains Indian Creation story celebrates a new Earth after the flood and narrates the making of the buffaloes, mountains, plants, colorful horses and Thunderbirds among others.
In this Algonquin "Earth Diver" creation myth, woven from the ideas of several traditional tales, the water birds and animals left behind when the old world was flooded dive for mud so that the Creator can make dry land ...
An Aboriginal creation story in which the Sun slowly brings life to the Earth.
A tale shared by the different native peoples of California tells how Coyote and other animals created the world and the people who came to live in it.
While she and her grandmother work on their embroidery, Mei Yoon listens to an old Mein tale about the creation of the earth and the sky.