Nearly all that remains of some Indian tribes of Texas and the Southern Plains are their stories. Here twenty-six tales are brought together from fourteen tribes and at least five different cultures. They are stories of humor, guidance, and adventure that have been passed down through the generations.
From the Tejas story that explains how the universe began, to the Lipan Apache tale in which a small lizard smartly outwits a hungry coyote, these stories are sure to delight young readers. Additional information about each tribe is included in the "About the Storytellers" section.
Once again Jane Louise Curry has skillfully retold traditional tales of Native Americans. "Hold Up the Sky" is in keeping with the style of her previous, highly acclaimed collections of Native American stories, "Back in the Beforetime, The Wonderful Sky Boat, " and "Turtle Island." This, too, is a collection to be treasured.