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New Lakota tale
The Day the Earth Rose Up by Alfreda Beartrack-Algeo, author and illustrator (Lakota)
A tale of how the Seven Sisters, who ran away from a giant bear, were saved when their prayer was answered. The Seven Sisters shine on us every night as the Pleiades. Lakota dictionary included.
Beartrack-Algeo’s love and pride of her (Lakota) culture and the land shines throughout the story, which is a great addition to most myth and legends collections, especially given the scarcity of books featuring indigenous peoples.
— School Library Journal
Alfreda Beartrack-Algeo, a storyteller and poet, artist and illustrator, is a member of the Lower Brule Lakota Nation, Kul Wicasa Oyate, in Lower Brule, South Dakota, where she grew up. Her involvement in fine art began at an early age, with direct influence from her father, Alfred Ziegler, a noteworthy artist who has inspired her work in sculpture, painting, and drawing throughout her life. Alfreda currently lives in beautiful Palisade, Colorado, with her spouse, David Algeo.
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