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Native American Legends and Stories
Submitted by: Bonnie Langan, Barbara Bush
• Pre-school • Schoolage
Legend of the Bluebonnet by:DePaola, Tomie
A retelling of the Commanche Indian legend of how a little girl's sacrifice brought the flower called bluebonnet to Texas.
Legend of the Indian Paintbrush by:DePaola, Tomie
Little Gopher follows his destiny, as revealed in a Dream-Vision, of becoming an artist for his people and eventually is able to hunt.
The Girl Who Loved Wild Horses by:Goble, Paul
Though she is fond of her people a girl prefers to live among the wild horses where she is truly happy and free.
Dream Bear by:Hobbs, Will
When Short Tail climbs the mountain to find the Great Bear, he tires, falls asleep, and slips into a dream in which the Great One reveals a marvelous secret.
When Turtle Grew Feathers by:Tingle, Tim
A Folktale from the Choctaw Nation.
How the Indians Bought the Farm by:Strete, Craig
A great Indian Chief fools a government man into believing that a woolly bear is a sheep, a beaver's wet nose belongs to a pig and the rumble of running moose is that of cows.
Timothy Tall Feather by:Pomerantz, Charlotte
Timothy and his grandfather talk about - and then dream about Indians.
Take a color page of the bluebonnet flower; pop some popcorn and then place in large paper bag; pour in powdered blue tempra paint; shake. Have the children color some of the color sheet and then glue the popcorn on for the flowers.