Iroquois Stories CD by Joseph Bruchac contains six Iroquois stories including Creation (2:38), How Buzzard Got His Feathers (6:48), Turtle's Race with Bear (4:18), Raccoon and Crayfish (5:53), The Wife of Thunderer (15:42), and The Brave Woman and the Flying Head (6:22). All legends are recounted by Abenaki storyteller Joseph Bruchac in a clear and moving voice. The CD begins with Bruchac introducing the stories with background information about the Iroquois and their culture. He recounts how stories would have been told by an elderly man or woman in times past.
Keepers of the Animals: Native American Animal Stories told by Joseph Bruchac are the 24 stories from Native Stories From Keepers of the Animals. This rich collection of stories is organized around the importance of our relatives, the animals. Included are stories from the major culture areas of Native North America. The listener is introduced to these important stories about animals that contain several teachings. Joseph Bruchac is a well-known Abenaki storyteller and writer. This audiobook containing two cassettes is suitable for young children to adult listeners.
Limited Quantity This title is not always stocked, please allow additional time for shipping. Keepers of Life: Native Plant Stories Audiobook by Joseph Bruchac was recorded in 1994. This unabridged two-tape set contains the legends about plants Bruchac collected for the book Keepers of Life. Bruchac is the internationally acclaimed Abenaki storyteller whose stories are drawn from the Native cultures of North America. The stories illustrate the importance of plant life to the environment. The readings run for 104 minutes.
Flying with the Eagle, Racing with the Bear is the reissue of noted storyteller and author Joseph Bruchac's 1993 edition. This anthology of legends were selected and retold by Bruchac around the theme of a boy's initiation or rite of passage ceremony. Organized around four culture regions: the Northeast, the Southeast, the Southwest, and the Northwest, Bruchac explains the significance of the number four in his foreword.
Wolf Mark: A Novel is the 2011 novel by prolific Abenaki author Joseph Bruchac. In Wolf Mark, Bruchac combines the current thirsts of teen readers for vampires, werewolves, espionage, military black ops, DNA manipulation, and multiethnic love interest. The novel begins with Luke King, a teen attending high school who finds it difficult to make friends and keep them. His a Native American father who at one time was a black ops agent for the military has taken to drinking and staying home in their small trailer on the outskirts of town.
Dragon Castle is the 2011 release by prolific Abenaki storyteller and author Joseph Bruchac. In this young adult novel Bruchac turns to his Slovakian ancestry for inspiration for his latest fantasy historical fiction story. Combining humour and fairy-tale elements along with trademark action-filled adventure and elements of traditional stories Bruchac creates engaging characters in this early Middle Ages epic. There are two brothers dealing with the absence of their naive parents, the king and queen, and trying to save their beloved castle of uninvited guests, a horde of military types.
Jim Thorpe's Bright Path is a recommended children's picture book about the life of an amazing athlete who was recognized Athlete of the Century by the American government in 1999. Jim Thorpe (1887-1953), Sac and Fox, was born in Oklahoma and excelled at sports. He attended Carlisle Indian School (residential/boarding school) where he played a variety of sports including football. Later in life he went to the 1912 Summer Olympic Games in Stockholm, Sweden where he won both the Pentathlon and the Decathlon.
Bearwalker is one of Joseph Bruchac's 2007 young adult novels. This horror and mystery story revolves on the life of twelve-year-old Baron Braun, a grade eight Mohawk, Bear Clan student who is reluctant to go on a camping trip to the Adirondack Mountains. Baron has lots to deal with, not only does he deal daily with school bullies; he also must cope with his parents' absence as they serve their country in Iraq. Living with his grandmother, Baron receives love and support from her and an uncle as well as a teacher and the librarian.
The Girl Who Helped Thunder and Other Native American Folktales is a collection of traditional stories and legends retold by Joseph and James Bruchac. The authors and storytellers have selected twenty-four appropriate legends and organized them into cultural regions such as the Northeast, the Arctic, and the Great Plains. Each cultural region has a one page description of the region's peoples, geography, and cultural lifestyles.
First published in 1971, Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee has become a classic account of the American West and the Native Americans who fought to protect their lands and people against the onslaught of the U.S. military forces. This new illustrated edition, Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee: The Illustrated History, offers readers a newly revamped look at this groundbreaking book. Using over 300 images that include archival photographs, colour images, maps, and illustrations, the book includes 1 to 2-page spreads by Ned Blackhawk, Joseph Bruchac, Andrew Gulliford, Joseph Marshall 111, R.