How We Saw the World (Hardcover)

By C.J. Taylor

Tundra Books, 9780887763021, 32pp.

Publication Date: August 12, 1993

Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (7/1/1999)

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All peoples have their own stories of how the Earth was created, what separated the land from the seas, and how the many animals, fish, and other creatures came to have their particular characteristics. The native tribes of North America are no different: they too have stories about the “way things began.” A fascinating collection of tales that explain the origins of tornadoes, forest fires, butterflies, horses, Niagara Falls, why dogs are our best friends, and even a very funny story of why owls and rabbits look the way they do.

About the Author

C.J. Taylor is an internationally acclaimed artist and children's author of Mohawk heritage. She has traveled extensively throughout North America helping make the rich cultural history of native people accessible to the young. Her paintings are in many private collections across Canada and the US. She is a self-taught artist and storyteller who has organized exhibitions of Native art across North America. She lives near the Kahnawake Reserve outside Montreal. "From the Trade Paperback edition."

Praise For How We Saw the World

About C.J. Taylor’s books:

“Taylor tells the tale with straightforward ease: her paintings, exquisitely evocative of their primeval setting.”
Kirkus Reviews