Why the possum"s tail is bare, and other North American Indian nature tales

by Connolly, James E.

Publisher: Stemmer House Publishers in Owings Mills, Md

Written in English
Published: Pages: 64 Downloads: 905
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  • Indians of North America -- Folklore -- Juvenile literature,
  • Animals -- Folklore -- Juvenile literature

About the Edition

Thirteen tales collected from eight Indian tribes of eastern and western North America, featuring animals and nature lore.

Edition Notes

Other titlesWhy the possum"s tail is bare
Statementcollected by James E. Connolly ; illustrated by Andrea Adams.
GenreFolklore, Juvenile literature
ContributionsAdams, Andrea.
The Physical Object
Pagination64 p. :
Number of Pages64
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL23257716M
ISBN 10088045069X
OCLC/WorldCa11599298

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Connolly, Andrea Adams | at Barnes & Due to COVID, orders may be delayed. Thank you for your : Why the Opossum's tail is bare A Cherokee Legend. Many, many years ago, the Possum had a long, bushy tail. He was so proud of it that he combed it every morning. He sang about it whenever the animals held a dance.

The Rabbit, who had had no tail since the Bear pulled it out, became very jealous. She made up her mind to play a trick on the Possum. Why the Possum's Tail Is Bare, and Other North American Indian Nature Tales (Book): Connolly, James E.: Thirteen tales collected from eight Indian tribes of eastern and western North America, featuring animals and nature lore.

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A collection of Native American Indian folk tales include an amusing Cherokee folktale, "Why the Possum's Tail is Bare." This Why-tale explains how the possum went from having a beautiful tail of long hair, to a bare tail. The Rabbit in the story, who is jealous of the Possum's tail, puts the Cricket up to clipping off the hair on the Possum's 5/5(1).

Why the Possum's Tail is Bare retold Why the possums tail is bare Barbara Shining Woman Warren. Possum once had a very long bushy tail. He was so proud of it that he combed it out every morning and he always sang about it at the dances.

Rabbit used to have a long bushy tail too, but he lost his in the frozen lake. Opossum wailed and moaned when he saw his poor tail, but there was nothing he could do but wait for the fur to grow back.

Opossum waited and waited and waited. But the tail was too badly burnt by the fire and the fur did not grow back. Opossum's tail remained bare for the rest of his life.

Opossum tails have been bare ever since. Why the Opussum's Tail Is Bare In the beginning all living things - men, animals, plants and trees - spoke the same language and behaved in much the same way.

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This is the second edition of this book, which was originally published in and titled Snow Bird and the Water Tiger and other American Indian Tales. The uncredited illustrations are nice examples of children's book art from the period. The book also has decorative borders on every page, some of which can be viewed on the verso page image.

tail. He was so proud of it that he combed it out every morning and he always sang about it at the dances. Rabbit used to have a long bushy tail too, but he lost his in the frozen lake. Rabbit was jealous of Possum's tail, so he decided to play a trick on Possum.

Rabbit used to have a long bushy tail too. Why the Possum’s Tail Is Bare. This Cherokee myth is from his report to the U.S.

Bureau of American Ethnology published in After reading the story, students will respond to questions on character traits, the theme, and the details. He told the Cricket just.

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And it was a sight to behold, so fine and elegant. Possum loved his tail so much that he spent every morning carefully brushing it out. He also sang about his tail to the other animals, that is until Rabbit, who had no tail because the bear had pulled it out, became jealous and decided he would play a trick on Possum.

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Animals, like. Why the Possum's Tail is Bare. Possum once had a very long busy tail. He was so proud of it that he combed it out every morning and he always sang about it at the dances. Rabbit used to have a long busy tail too, but he lost his in the frozen lake.

Rabbit was jealous of Possum's tail, so he decided to play a trick on Possum.