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The Woman Who Fell from the Sky: The Iroquois Story of Creation By John Bierhorst,

  • Title: The Woman Who Fell from the Sky: The Iroquois Story of Creation
  • Author: John Bierhorst
  • ISBN: 9781571781208
  • Page: 227
  • Format: Hardcover
  • In this reissue of John Bierhorst and Robert Andrew Parker s fresh, authoritative retelling of the Iroquois creation story, the world as we know it today begins with a woman and her two small children, whose voices she hears coming from under her heart Using her powers of creation, she forms the earth itself, then throws a handful of stars into the air As her twin chilIn this reissue of John Bierhorst and Robert Andrew Parker s fresh, authoritative retelling of the Iroquois creation story, the world as we know it today begins with a woman and her two small children, whose voices she hears coming from under her heart Using her powers of creation, she forms the earth itself, then throws a handful of stars into the air As her twin children are born, joining her in her work, all nature comes to life soil, trees, birds, animals, rivers, and the seasons Simple, yet profound in its imagery, the story explains how there are two minds in the universe one that is hard and one that is gentle and how we ourselves are all children of the woman who fell from the sky.
    The Woman Who Fell from the Sky The Iroquois Story of Creation In this reissue of John Bierhorst and Robert Andrew Parker s fresh authoritative retelling of the Iroquois creation story the world as we know it today begins with a woman and her two small children

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    1. The Woman Who Fell from the Sky is the Iroquois Indian s legend of the creation of the world This book would be appropriate for students their primary years.In The Woman Who Fell from the Sky, there is a group of sky people who live in a peaceful society on a floating island high in the air One of the sky women told her husband that she felt like she was going to be a mother In a fit of jealousy, the husband uprooted a tree and pushed his wife through the hole As the sky woman fell, other sky pe [...]

    2. The Woman Who Fell from the Sky is an Iroquois creation story retold by John Bierhorst The story begins on a floating island in the sky, from which a pregnant sky women falls to the earth below Holding the power of creation, animals are created to break her fall and allow her to land safely As she walks around the earth, mud and land are created to make the earth as we find it today After creating the sun and stars she gives birth to two children, Sapling and Flint Sapling creates plants and ani [...]

    3. I m unfamiliar with the creation story genre, and so it s hard for me compare it to what I know After reading it once though, it s a good story, not a great story However, it does have a lot strengths than weaknesses The one weaknesses would have to be the images I did not really feel like they helped the story, and I just glanced over them There was nothing powerful about them.A strength of the story is the glimpse into the Iroquois culture The book emphasizes the importance of flint and sapli [...]

    4. SS4H1 The student will describe how early Native American cultures developed in North America.b Describe how Native Americans used their environment to obtain food, clothing, and shelter.A great book of a Native American Indian tribe and story their of the creation the beginning of the world A somewhat different tale describing Native American culture This book could be used as a supplemental text to understand significance of the land and Indian culture Students could use this story to analyze [...]

    5. This book was interesting because it the story of creation from the Iroguois tribe The story talks about a woman and her two sons who created the good and evil in this world The illustrations were pretty cooling and interesting.

    6. This a a fun book that tells the myth on how the earth was formed and why we call it Mother Earth This would work for middle elementary aged students with for earth day or a myths unit.

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