This panoramic range of tribal stories from Navajo, Cheyenne, Hopi, Kwakiutl, Tlingit and Iroquois tellers covers an equally large canvas of traditional spoken themes. From morality tales that tell us how to live and how to be smart and not merely clever to funny interpretations of marriage and fidelity, this wonderful compilation will make you smile, frown, laugh and chuckle. Popular on radio stations across America all during the 1980s and 90s and in the classrooms as well, the stories will again delight young and old alike—draw up to the fire, and give a listen.
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Gerald Hausman calls himself a native of the world after living in so many places in the United States and the West Indies. He spent more than twenty years in New Mexico where many of his American Indian folktales were collected and published. Born in Baltimore, Maryland in 1945, Hausman has been a storyteller almost since birth. His more than 70 books attest to his love of folklore, a passion instilled by his mother who painted the portraits of Native American chiefs. During his thirty-five years as a storyteller, Gerald has entertained children of all ages at such places as The Kennedy Center, Harvard University, St John's College and in schools from one end of the country to the other. Five audio books have come out in recent years and two of Gerald's books have been made into animated and folkloric films. His books have also been translated into a dozen foreign languages.Review:
and now it is time to give thanks and share so that all the stories will carry on...and mostly the stories about the relatives—bears, eagles, Coyote. We all will be on the blessed corn pollen path. --Jimmie Blueeyes, Navajo Nation
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