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More Legends of the Elders

2004 John W Friesen and Virginia Lyons Friesen
Detselig Enterprises.

ISBN: 978-1550592733
Legends become so with the telling and retelling of them through many generations. Such stories entertain, enlighten, and entrance with their simplicity and clarity while giving us pause to think. In this follow-up to Legends of the Elders, John and Virginia Friesen take us further on our journey through the cultures of various North American Aboriginal tribes. More Legends of the Elders features the Trickster in “Entertainment Legends”, while “Tribal Origin Legends” inform us how some tribes originally came to be, and “Instructional Legends” offer thought-provoking stories about our world. Tribal cultures have long been an important element of North American history—but more than a piece of the past, their legends imply timelessness. Listening to the tales, we envision tribes of long ago, share in the rich cultural flavor of tribes as they are today, and are encouraged to remain vigilant in keeping the legends alive for future generations. Always entertaining and often insightful, More Legends of the Elders is an intriguing work which serves as preservation of North American Aboriginal culture.  
Legends Books Series:
Each book, authored by southern Alberta writers, John and Virginia Friesen, retells many interesting stories form the Aboriginal community and in doing so offers readers a privileged look into the past, to a time when the stories of the Elders were accepted for what they really were, lessons about life. …an ideal gift item for any child and every adult who loves to read…thought provoking tales and legends…Although the Friesens’ books carry just about every type of legend, they don’t cross the line when it comes to Indigenous spirituality.

–John Copley, Alberta Native News, April 2006
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