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With the help of other animals, Wise Old Coyote manages to acquire fire from the wicked Yellow Jacket sisters. Fire Race: A Karuk Coyote Tale retold by Jonathan London.

Presents a collection of traditional Iroquois tales that teach important lessons about the importance of caring and responsibility and the dangers of selfishness and pride. The Boy Who Lived With The Bears and Other Iroquois Stories told by Joseph Bruchac.

Coyote is tricked by some butterflies who laugh so hard about their joke that they cannot fly straight. Coyote and the Laughing Butterflies retold by Harriet Peck Taylor.

Captures a wide range of belief systems and wisdom from the Cherokee, Cheyenne, Hopi, Lenape, Maidu, Seminole, Seneca, and other tribes. The Girl Who Helped Thunder by James Bruchac.

Bat, who has both wings and teeth, plays an important part in a game between the Birds and the Animals to decide which group is better. The Great Ball Game: A Muskogee Story retold by Joseph Bruchac.

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.

Coyote, who's always cold, is told by Old Woman that summer is tied up in a bag in her tipi. Coyote plans to grab the bag so everyone can share summer's warmth, but Old Woman's children chase him. How Coyote Stole the Summer by Stephen Krensky.

The stories, coming from Mohawk, Hopi, Yaqui, Haida and other cultures, demonstrate the power of animals in Native American traditions. Native American Animal Stories told by Joseph Bruchac.

Of all the characters in myths and legends told around the world, it's the wily trickster who provides the real spark in the action, causing trouble wherever he goes. American Indian Trickster Tales selected and edited by Richard Erdoes and Alfonso Ortiz.