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FATHER EAGLE AND THE HUNTER
FORTHCOMING IN FEBRUARY 2023
The hunter was tired of only finding berries and seeds to feed his hungry village, so he decided to look far and wide for some meat to bring to them. When he spotted a tall tree, he climbed to the top and discovered a nest with three eaglets. “What a tasty soup the three little birds will make!” thought the hunter.
Hearing the warning cries of the eaglets, Father Eagle flew to their rescue. Father Eagle told the hunter that if he did not take the eaglets, he would ask the Great Spirit to help the village.
The hunter decided to trust Father Eagle and watched him soar high into the sky. Father Eagle returned and told the hunter that the Great Spirit would help his people and would not let his village perish.
From that day forward, the game was plentiful, the people flourished, and the Eagle was forever respected and honored.
AUTHOR/ILLUSTRATOR - Alfreda Beartrack-Algeo is a storyteller, poet, and artist. She is a member of the Lower Brule Lakota Nation, Kul Wicasa Oyate, Lower Brule, South Dakota, where she grew up surrounded by her tiyóspaye, her circle of family and friends. Alfreda uses various art forms to tell her stories. Currently, she lives in beautiful Palisade, Colorado.