Legends of the Iroquois

SKU: 1570670560

Tehanetorens (Ray Fadden)
Grade Levels:
Ten, Eleven, Twelve, Adult Education, College, University
Cayuga, Iroquois, Mohawk, Oneida, Onondaga, Seneca, Tuscarora, Woodland
Book Type:
Book Publishing Company
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Sale price$18.15


Legends of the Iroquois is a compilation of traditional legends by storyteller Tehanetorens first issued as small pamphlets for his Akwesasne Mohawk Counselor Organization. The traditional stories are gathered here and include pictograph stories told in brief sentences and small drawings. The stories include The Seven Dancers, Song of the Hermit Thrush, Why we have Mosquitoes, The Story of the Great Bear (Big Dipper), The Rabbit Dancer, The invention of the Bow and Arrow, The Discovery of Fire, The Fierce Beast, The Flying Head, Our Grandfather, Thunder Boy, and The Gift of the Great Spirit. Additional information explains the symbols and pictographs, clans of the Six Nations, The Great Peace, and Conservation as the Indian Saw It. This is a valuable collection suitable as read alouds to elementary students, for art and drawing, and for understanding Haudenosaunee worldview.

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