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Moonstick: The Seasons of the Sioux by Eve BuntingMy father cuts
a moon-counting stick
that he keeps in our tipi.
At the rising of the first moon
he makes a notch in it.
A new beginning
for the young buffalo,
And for us. In this beautifully written story by acclaimed author Eve Bunting, a young boy comes of age under the thirteen moons of the Sioux year. With each notch in his fathers moon-counting stick, the boy marvels at the world around him, observing the sometimes subtle, sometimes remarkable changes in the seasons and in his own tribes way of living. With rich and carefully researched paintings by artist John Sandford, Moonstick: The Seasons of the Sioux is a glorious picture book about one boys journey toward manhood.
For over thirty years Joseph Bruchac has been creating poetry, short stories, novels, anthologies and music that reflect his Native American heritage and traditions. He is the author of more than books for children and adults. As a young Navajo boy, Chester Nez had to leave the reservation and attend boarding school, where he was taught that his native language and culture were useless. But Chester refused to give up his heritage. An exemplary introduction to Native American culture with its emphasis on the importance of nature.
Celebrates the seasons of the year through poems from the legends of such Native American tribes as the Cherokee, Cree, and Sioux. Bruchac, J. Thirteen moons on turtle's back: a Native American year of moons. New York: Philomel Books. New York: Philomel Books, My Account.
All Indigenous Peoples of the Earth know and respect the wisdom and power of the turtle. It takes thirteen moons for Earth to go around the sun just once. To remember that Earth is Turtle Island is to remember the way of the Earth guided by the cosmic power of thirteen moons.
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