The Boy Who Made Dragonfly A Zuni Myth by Tony Hillerman
  

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The Boy Who Made Dragonfly A Zuni Myth by Tony Hillerman

As readers of Tony Hillerman's detective novels know, he is a skilled interpreter of southwestern Indian cultures. In this book, first published in 1972, he recounts a Zuni myth first recorded a century ago by the anthropologist Frank Hamilton Cushing. Hillerman's version of the story, written to be read by children ten years old and up, will have equal appeal for adults with an interest in Native American culture. In our society, Hillerman explains, this would be called a 'Bible story.' Like stories based on the Old Testament, this narrative is intended to teach both the history and morality of a people. It tells the consequences of a drought in which Zuni crops were ruined and the tribe was forced to accept charity from neighboring Hopis.

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Although this book is an excellent one for children of all ages, it should not be reserved solely for them. An impressive work . . .

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Format

Hardback
81 pages

Author

Tony Hillerman
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Publisher

University of New Mexico Press

Publication date

15th July 1986

ISBN

9780826309105


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