The Native Stories From Keepers Of The Earth

by Joseph Bruchac, Michael Caduto
Illustrator John Kahionhes Fadden

Fifth House Books | May 15, 1994 | Trade Paperback

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The Native Stories from Keepers of the Earth is a collection of stories drawn from the oral tradition of Indian groups in the United States and Canada. Tribes include
  • Inuit,
  • Micmac,
  • Maliseet,
  • Mohawk,
  • Zuni, and
  • Hopi.

    A common thread through these stories is a view of the world as family—earth as our mother, sun as our father, and the animals as our brothers and sisters.

    The stories foster an ethic of stewardship by clearly showing that we are entrusted with the responsibility to maintain the natural balance, to take care of our mother, to be keepers of the earth.

    Each story is beautifully illustrated by Mokawk artist John Kahionhes Fadden.

    Included is a glossary of words from native languages and a description of the tribal nations.

    These twenty-four stories from the bestselling
    Keepers of the Earth
    will appeal to readers of all ages.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 267 pages, 7 × 10 × 0.5 in

Published: May 15, 1994

Publisher: Fifth House Books

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0920079768

ISBN - 13: 9780920079768

Found in: Social and Cultural Studies
Appropriate for ages: 5 - 12

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The Native Stories From Keepers Of The Earth

The Native Stories From Keepers Of The Earth

by Joseph Bruchac, Michael Caduto
Illustrator John Kahionhes Fadden

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 267 pages, 7 × 10 × 0.5 in

Published: May 15, 1994

Publisher: Fifth House Books

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0920079768

ISBN - 13: 9780920079768

From the Publisher


The Native Stories from Keepers of the Earth is a collection of stories drawn from the oral tradition of Indian groups in the United States and Canada. Tribes include
  • Inuit,
  • Micmac,
  • Maliseet,
  • Mohawk,
  • Zuni, and
  • Hopi.

    A common thread through these stories is a view of the world as family—earth as our mother, sun as our father, and the animals as our brothers and sisters.

    The stories foster an ethic of stewardship by clearly showing that we are entrusted with the responsibility to maintain the natural balance, to take care of our mother, to be keepers of the earth.

    Each story is beautifully illustrated by Mokawk artist John Kahionhes Fadden.

    Included is a glossary of words from native languages and a description of the tribal nations.

    These twenty-four stories from the bestselling
    Keepers of the Earth
    will appeal to readers of all ages.

About the Author


Joseph Bruchac
or Sozap, his Abenaki name, is a well-known Native writer and storyteller. His highly acclaimed writing includes poetry, short stories, traditional legends, children's books, and a novel. Among the awards he has received are an NEA Creative Writing Fellowship, a PEN syndicated Fiction Award, an American Book Award, and the Hope S. Dean Memorial Award from the Foundation for Children's Books. He lives with his family in Greenfield Center, New York.

Michael J. Caduto
is an internationally known storyteller, ecologist, educator, and musician. He has received the New England Award for Excellence in Environmental Education, holds an M.S. in Natural Resources/Environmental Education from the University of Michigan, and is a Senior Education Fellow with the Atlantic Center for the Environment. Caduto lives in Vermont and travels extensively, presenting environmental and cultural programs for adults and children.

John Kahionhes Fadden
was born into the Turtle Clan of the Mohawk Nation at Akwesasne on December 26, 1938. He attended the St. Regis Mohawk School, and other schools adjacent to the St. Lawrence River and the Canadian border in northern New York. John graduated from the Rochester Institute of Technology in 1961, then taught art at Saranac Central School District for 32 1/2 years. Fadden's art has appeared in more than 60 publications, various posters, cover designs, calendars and films/videos.

From Our Editors

The Native Stories From Keepers of the Earth is a collection of tales representing several North American native groups, including Inuit, Micmac, Maliseet and Mohawk. Beautifully illustrated, the stories share a common view of the world as family – the earth is our mother, the sun our father and animals our siblings. These meaningful stories emphasize our responsibility to maintain the natural balance of the earth.

Appropriate for ages: 5 - 12