Wild Wisdom: Animal Stories of the Southwest

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Delightful, humorous, and poignant, Wild Wisdom enchants readers with vivid and vibrant animal stories from Native American tradition. Native American animal stories embody a living tradition based on a mutually beneficial relationship with the natural world - one that continues to resonate to this day, and one that many of us long to experience. Animals add love, guidance, and joy to our lives. These uplifting stories will entertain and inspire, while celebrating the beauty and importance of the animal/human relationship. From Coyote telling us what not to do by doing it, to Hummingbird s healing hum, to Turkey saving Thanksgiving for everyone but himself, Wild Wisdom captures the connection we all have, regardless of who we are or where we live, to Native animal wisdom of the Southwest.

 

 

 

Myth reveals the transcendent truth in Native American narratives often seemingly clothed as children's stories. Both delightful and profound those stories serve to engage child and adult alike with the genius of pure imagination triggered by an awareness of the immediate environment and the animals who coexist with humans in it. By merging today's spoken vernacular with a poetic idiom common to Native American oral discourse and adding her own unique familiarity with both, Rae Ann Kumelos brings that principle onto the printed page triumphantly in this sparkling volume where animal wisdom does indeed emerge. --Paul Zolbrod, author of Diné Bahane': The Navajo Creation Story

Delightful, humorous, and poignant, Wild Wisdom enchants readers with vivid and vibrant animal stories from Native America. These stories embody a living tradition based on a mutually beneficial relationship with the natural world-one that continues to resonate to this day, and one that many of us long to experience. From Coyote telling us what not to do by doing it, to Hummingbird's healing hum, to Turkey saving Thanksgiving for everyone but himself, Wild Wisdom captures the connection we all have, regardless of who we are or where we live, to Native animal wisdom of the Southwest.

ISBN/SKU: 
9781940322100
Publication Date: 
2016-08-01
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