This engaging Tlingit story is brought to life in painterly illustrations that convey a sense of the traditional life of the Northwest Coast peoples.
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.
Maria Williams (Tlingit), who has a doctorate in ethno-musicology from UCLA, is the Native Folk Arts Director for the Alaska State Council on the Arts. She learned this story, which is a traditional Tlingit tale, from her father, Aweix Bill Williams.
Illustrations by Felix Vigil (Jicarilla Apache/Jemez Pueblo) are a wonderful example of his talent and pair well in this traditional story.
Book Dimensions: 9.1 x 5.9 x 0.4 inches