Otokahekagapi (First Beginnings): Sioux Creation Story
The first in a series of Lakota legends, is written & illustrated to foster greater respect for a proud people's tradition. This account in English & ... Show synopsis The first in a series of Lakota legends, is written & illustrated to foster greater respect for a proud people's tradition. This account in English & Lakota presents the profundity of the creation mystery. The pictures are Indian pictures, because this is the beginning of the Sioux Creation account. But it is for all children everywhere, because everyone asks about how things got started & how the World began. "So this picture book is like a little ball game. We shall learn that the book is a ball. Wakantanka will throw this ball to us, which is this book, & we shall catch it. Then we shall understand it. And we shall enjoy ourselves. Bring the ball -- this book -- to the Center, which is your Heart, then you will receive a present. The present is invisible, like a little secret. Good. That's all. Now I shall throw the ball to you. Catch it!"