The Turtle Who Went to War and Other Sioux Stories

$10.00 each

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These traditional stories, illustrated by Indian artists, have been handed down for generations among the Sioux. Written in clear, easy to understand language, they reveal a world in which animals, spirits, and humans are deeply intertwined.

Available in paperback only.  The Turtle Who Went to War and Other Sioux Stories. (1978), 2003, told by Eunice B. Alfrey, Ann Lambert, Lavina Perry and George White Bird; b/w illustrations by Eunice B. Alfrey, LaVerne Alfrey, Joseph Clancy and Lisa Ventura.

These traditional stories, illustrated by Indian artists, have been handed down for generations among the Sioux.  Written in clear, easy to understand language, they reveal a world in which animals, spirits, and humans are deeply intertwined.  Reading them will enrich the lives of anyone curious about the legends of the Sioux.

The turtle chief, angered by the humans, gathers the other animals together to wage war. A young woman secretly follows her beloved into battle and helps him escape from the enemy. A crow, faithful to his human friend, stays with him during a storm and is burned as a result. An owl couple raises a human child, thought dead by his parents, and finally guide him back home. A childless woman shows her patience and generosity to a rabbit, and finds herself blessed with a child.