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Turtle Island ABC: A Gathering of Native American Symbols
From A to Z, traditional Native American symbols are defined in this illustrated dictionary in terms of stories told by Native Americans. Resonant with meaning and lyricism and illustrated with softly colored, evocative pastels, this is a book to be treasured and shared. Full color.
Hardcover, 36 pages
Published December 1st 1994 by First Glance Books
(first published May 1994)
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According to the author Gerald Hausman, Native Americans refer to themselves as The People, and North America is called Turtle Island. So Turtle Island ABC is a listing of "traditional Native American symbols," such as C for Corn or B for Buffalo. The descriptions for each symbol is very respective of Native American cultures and I love Cara Moser's pastel on board illustrations. One of my favorites is H for Hummingbird, with the bright green hummingbird illustration. "I am HUMMINGBIRD, the medi ...more