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ERIC Number: ED277509
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1986
Seneca Storybook=Onodowa'ga' Gaga: Sho'o'h.
New York State Education Dept., Albany. Bureau of Bilingual Education.
Featuring supernatural events and relationship between man and nature, this collection of 15 Seneca stories is presented in English and Seneca versions with 12 full-page illustrations. The stories are adaptations from "Seneca Fiction, Legends and Myths" originally compiled by Jeremiah Curtain and J. N. B. Hewitt following field research in 1910-1911 on the Cattaraugus Reservation of the Seneca Nation of Indians in southwestern New York State. "A Great Snake Battle" tells how long ago the snakes got together and made the Indians promise not to abuse them. "The Porcupine's Grandson and the Bear" tells of a boy who is rescued and cared for by animals of the forest. "The Crawfish and the Raccoon" tells how the raccoon tricks the crawfish by pretending to be dead. Other titles in this collection are "The Story of the Owl People,""The Winter God,""The Race between the Turtle and the Bear,""The Owl and the Two Sisters,""The Forsaken Infant and the Wind,""The Great Bear,""The Turtle and His Forces on the Warpath,""Bald Eagle Sends Mud Turtle around the World,""Thunder and the Seneca Warriors,""The Great Worm and Thunder," and "The Fox and the Rabbit." (JHZ)
Descriptors: American Indian Culture, American Indian Education, American Indian Languages, American Indian Literature, Bilingual Instructional Materials, Childrens Literature, Cultural Influences, Elementary Secondary Education, Illustrations, Legends, Mythology, Supplementary Reading Materials, Tribes
Publication Type: Creative Works; Guides - Classroom - Learner; Multilingual/Bilingual Materials
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Students; Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: New York State Education Dept., Albany. Bureau of Bilingual Education.