Nanabosho Dances

By Winnipeg author Joseph McLellan who specializes in First Nations educational children's books

McLellan is a big advocate of storytelling as a way of passing on knowledge. He frequently puts traditional First Nations oral stories into print to teach lessons. Nanabosho is an Ojibwe teacher and trickster. This series tells of Nanbosho in an array of situations that are meant to educate about life and our relationship with the things around us.

Two grandparents have her two grand children over to her house in preparation for the coming powwow. While they craft their regalia grandpa (Mishomis) teaches them the origin of hoop dancing. A great example of oral storytelling that McLellan really embraces.



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