The Legend of OhioUnknown - 2005
Young Dikewamis and her family are forced to keep moving as the "movingstone mountains" creep closer and closer to their village, driving away thebison and deer, turning the waters to ice, and hardening the earth, makingit impossible to grow food. Their Chief, Tarachiawagon, has had a vision inwhich he sees fingers of water in a bountiful land. Thus he calls his peopleto embark upon a journey. The long, arduous trip will test the faith of many,including Dikewamis, but ultimately, it will lead their people to a new land.They will call this land Ohio, named for the many rivers that cross it -- thefingers of water Tarachiawagon saw in his dreams.Ohio means "beautiful river", and today we know that it has more than25,000 miles of rivers and streams.Dandi Daley Mackall has authored over 350 books for children and adults,with sales of 3 million in 22 countries. Although she has always been interestedin Native American culture and history (with the rumor of a distantNative American branch in her own family tree), The Legend of Ohio isher first Native American legend. She lives in rural Ohio.Illustrator Greg LaFever's career spans 25 years. His impressive clientlist boasts such names as Kenner Toys, Owens Corning, and Busch Gardens,among many others. The Legend of Ohio is his first children's book.Greg lives with his family in Oxford, Ohio.
Publisher: Chelsea, Mich. : Sleeping Bear Press, c2005.
Branch Call Number: j 398.2097 US NATIV IROQUOIS MACKALL
Characteristics: 1 volumes (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm.
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