How Marten Got His Spots and Other Kootenai Indian Stories, published by the Kootenai Culture Committee, Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes, was developed by the Kootenai Culture Committee, Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes. This 42-page book offers traditional stories that were intended as an Indian reading series by the Pacific Northwest Indian Program, Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory, Portland, Oregon. The four brief legends were written for third and fourth grade students and designed to educate Native American children about their history and culture. Recorded by Kootenai elders and illustrated by Kootenai artists from the Flathead Indian Reservation in western Montana. Each story has an intended lesson: How Marten Got His Spots, teaches Marten a hard lesson in obedience; Coyote and Trout, teaches Coyote the consequences of greed; Little Weasel's Dream, teaches the child Little Weasel about the importance of listening to his Elders; and Tepee Making, teaches a lesson in tepee construction. Reading Level: 3.6.