How Coyote got yellow eyes -- How Bat learned to fly -- How Lizard got flat -- How Hawk stopped the flood with his tail feather -- How Horse got fast -- How Possum lost his tail -- How Chipmunk got tiny feet. How Chipmunk Got Tiny Feet collected and retold by Gerald Hausman.
A collection of sixteen traditional tales told by the Iroquois Indians, some featuring talking animals and some presenting terrifying flesh-eating creatures such as the Naked Bear, the Stone Coat, and the Whirlwinds. The Naked Bear: Folktales of the Iroquois edited by John Bierhorst.
Cherokee people have lived in the Great Smoky Mountains for thousands of years. During all this time, they have told stories to each other to explain how things came to be, to pass on lessons about life, and to describe the mountains, animals, plants, and spirits around them. The Origin of the Milky Way and Other Living Stories of the Cherokee collects 27 stories that are great for kids and are still being told by storytellers today.
First Tennesseans 01 The Mastodon Hunt The Paleo-Indians were nomads. This means they did not have a permanent home. Instead, they traveled from place to place hunting animals. Here a mastodon has been chased into mud.
A poem based on ancient legends about the northern lights from people who associated the fiery illuminations with animals, ghosts, dancers, and raging battles. The Night Rainbow by Barbara Juster Esbensen.