The Butterfly Dance

The Butterfly Dance Third in the acclaimed Tales of the People series this tale of a young girl s first Butterfly Dance captures the spirit of the Hopi culture With its bright stylized illustrations and distinctive Nat

  • Title: The Butterfly Dance
  • Author: Gerald Dawavendewa
  • ISBN: 9780789201614
  • Page: 442
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Third in the acclaimed Tales of the People series, this tale of a young girl s first Butterfly Dance captures the spirit of the Hopi culture.With its bright, stylized illustrations and distinctive Native voice, this appealing book gives a vivid sense of stepping into another culture It chronicles one important day seen through the eyes of a young Hopi girl named Sihumana,Third in the acclaimed Tales of the People series, this tale of a young girl s first Butterfly Dance captures the spirit of the Hopi culture.With its bright, stylized illustrations and distinctive Native voice, this appealing book gives a vivid sense of stepping into another culture It chronicles one important day seen through the eyes of a young Hopi girl named Sihumana, or Flower Maiden, who is a member of the Rabbit Clan and winningly portrayed as a rabbit After going with her grandfather to greet the sun and bless the day, Sihumana travels with family to another village to take part in the traditional Butterfly Dance, performed late each summer in order to bring rain to the dry lands of the Southwest The tale ends happily with the sound of rain on the roof and the promise of butterflies in the days to come.Created with the Smithsonian s National Museum of the American Indian NMAI , Tales of the People is a series of children s books celebrating Native American culture with illustrations and stories by Indian artists and writers In addition to the tales themselves, each book also offers four pages filled with information and photographs exploring various aspects of Native culture, including a glossary of words in different Indian languages.

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    1. This book is older than I am. Sheesh. But if Holetsi is a bear, but her father is bunny how could she be bear. I don't think that computes. Mating a bear and a bunny would be impossible. So, how does she exist?

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