The Origin of the Milky Way & Other Living Stories of the Cherokee


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University of North Carolina Press
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6.32 X 8.96 X 0.36 inches | 0.45 pounds

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About the Author

Barbara R. Duncan is Education Director at the Museum of the Cherokee Indian in Cherokee, North Carolina, and coauthor of Cherokee Heritage Trails Guidebook.


The living stories--because they're still being told, they remain alive--teach in a traditional way what's important in Cherokee culture. . . . Highly recommended.--Multicultural Review

This is a book for children who are 10 years and older, but any adult who wants to know more about the Cherokees would enjoy its stories and the informational introductions to the sections.--Fayetteville Observer

All of the stories--which range from very funny to very sad to very scary--teach connection to land, culture, and community. . . . Highly recommended.--Oyate

As a Cherokee scholar, citizen, and mother, I appreciate the contribution Duncan makes to Cherokee children's literature. . . . Teachers, scholars, and parents should welcome this work and its contribution to Cherokee scholarship.--Journal of Appalachian Studies

Aimed at middle school and junior high school students, this collection of Cherokee stories is of interest to all levels.--KLIATT

Featured in Carolina Country's Tar Heel Lessons, a guide for North Carolina teachers and students

The Origin of the Milky Way can be enjoyed as a delightful collection of tales to instruct children, but it is really much more than that. It contains a living history of a proud nation of very gifted people.--The Midwest Book Review

The stories are well chosen, and they are beautifully presented. . . . A model for bringing high quality folklore research to young readers.--Journal of Folklore Research