The Flute Player: An Apache Folktale

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A long time ago, as this traditional Apache story goes, a girl and boy met at a hoop dance and became “very, very interested in one another.” The boy was a flute player.

Available in paperback only.  Michael Lacapa (Apache/Hopi/Tewa),  The Flute Player: An Apache Folktale. 1990, color illustrations by the author.

A long time ago, as this traditional Apache story goes, a girl and boy met at a hoop dance and became “very, very interested in one another.” The boy was a flute player. She told him that, when she heard his song, she would place a leaf in the river that runs through the canyon. Then tragedy struck. Today, Lacapa writes, “we sit and listen to the echoes of the canyon and watch leaves fall into the river. Some say… ‘it sounds like the wind, blowing through the trees.’ But we smile, and know that the girl still likes the flute player.” Lacapa’s amazing paintings complement this beautiful story.