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Unexpected Wood Source for Chaco Canyon Great Houses

Chetro Ketl, built during the 10th and 11th centuries, is one of the largest great houses in Chaco Canyon, New Mexico. Despite the harsh, high-desert environment, thousands of people once lived in and around what is now a World Heritage …

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Native American Stories : Crossing The Red Sea

Tales of the North American Indians Crossing The Red Sea Many thousands of years ago the Cheyenne inhabited a country in the far north, across a great body of water. For two or three years they had been overpowered by …

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Native American Stories : The Tower Of Babel

Tales of the North American Indians The Tower Of Babel Many generations ago Aba, the good spirit above, created many men, all Choctaw, who spoke the language of the Choctaw, and understood one another. These came from the bosom of …

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Native American Stories : Noah’s Flood

Tales of the North American Indians Noah’s Flood God came down to the earth, and found it was very dirty, and full of bad things, bad people, mysteries, and cannibals. He thought he would make a flood to clean the …

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Native American Stories : Adam And Eve

Tales of the North American Indians Adam And Eve WHEN this earth was very young, only two people lived on it,–a man called A’taam and a woman called Iim. The Chief (or God) lived in the upper world, and the …

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Native American Stories : The Peace Fable

Tales of the North American Indians The Peace Fable As he was travelling one day, the Fox saw his cousin the Rooster perched high upon a tree. “Come down, cousin!” exclaimed the Fox, “let us have a chat!” The Rooster …

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Native American Stories : The Tar-baby

Tales of the North American Indians The Tar-baby Once upon a time there was such a severe drought that all streams; of water and all lakes were dried up. In this emergency the beasts assembled together to devise means to …

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Native American Stories : The Fox And The Wolf

Tales of the North American Indians The Fox And The Wolf Very long ago there were two men living together, and making maple-sugar. They made one mokok (“bark box”) of sugar, and then they cached it away, burying it, and …

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Native American Stories : The Clever Numskull

Tales of the North American Indians The Clever Numskull Three brothers lived together. They had no sisters, and their mother was sick. The youngest was supposed to be a silly fellow, and was always doing outrageous things. One day they …

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Native American Stories : The Magic Apples

Tales of the North American Indians The Magic Apples There was a soldier in the army whose name was Jack. One day he deserted, ran down the road, and left his horse and uniform. The general sent a captain and …

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Native American Stories : The True Bride

Tales of the North American Indians The True Bride There was a white man who had a wife and daughter. The wife died, and he married another woman, who also bore him a daughter. The step-mother was always angry with …

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Native American Stories : Cinderella

Tales of the North American Indians Cinderella Long, long ago, our ancients had neither sheep nor horses nor cattle; yet they had domestic animals of various kinds–amongst them Turkeys. In Mátsaki, or the Salt City, there dwelt at this time …

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Native American Stories : The White Cat

Tales of the North American Indians The White Cat Thunder was a great chief who lived in the sky, and he had three daughters, whom all the young men from the earth wished to marry’ but could not get; for …

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