ERIC Number: ED392590
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
Coyote & Little Turtle = Iisaw Niqw Yongosonhoya: A Traditional Hopi Tale and Coyote & the Winnowing Birds = Iisaw Niqw Tsaayantotaqam Tsiroot: A Traditional Hopi Tale. Original Language Series.
Sekaquaptewa, Emory, Ed.; Pepper, Barbara, Ed.
Intended to promote the preservation of the Hopi language, two illustrated children's books present traditional Hopi tales in bilingual format. Based on a story told by Herschel Talashoema, "Coyote & Little Turtle" tells how Little Turtle tricked Coyote into carrying him from the hot sand that burned his feet to Little Turtle's home in a spring. This book includes a description of how the story was recorded and translated; a section for parents and teachers on Hopi grammar, pronunciation, and different words used by men and women; English-Hopi and Hopi-English glossaries; and illustrations by Hopi elementary students in Hotevilla-Bacavi Community School. Based on a story told by Eugene Sekaquaptewa, "Coyote & the Winnowing Birds" relates how the birds, who were gathering and winnowing grass seeds to put away for the coming winter, outsmarted Coyote, who wanted to catch and eat them. This book includes a section on the Hopi alphabet and pronunciation, English-Hopi and Hopi-English glossaries, and illustrations by Hopi elementary students. (SV)
Descriptors: American Indian Literature, Childrens Literature, Cultural Maintenance, Grammar, Hopi, Language Maintenance, Pronunciation, Tales
Clear Light Publishers, 823 Don Diego, Santa Fe, NM 87501 ($9.95 for each book).
Publication Type: Books; Creative Works; Multilingual/Bilingual Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Hotevilla - Bocavi Community School, AZ.