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FATHER EAGLE and the HUNTER
A hunter needs to find food for his hungry children, but when he finds a nest of eaglets, will he be able to make them into soup?
"The story and illustrations convey the reverence the Lakota people have for nature and [reveals how] Father Eagle [became] a figure of honor and respect within the culture." Recommended by School Library Connection.
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.