The Book of Nature Myths

Florence HOLBROOK (1860 - 1932)

This is a book of myths told by the Indians of North America to their children. They could be compared to present day Fairy Tales. (Summary by Kenneth Coon)

Genre(s): Children's Fiction, Animals & Nature

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 The Story of the First Humming Bird Raybrite
00:08:34
Play 02 The Story of the First Butterflies Raybrite
00:03:09
Play 03 The Story of the First Woodpecker Raybrite
00:03:06
Play 04 Why the Woodpecker's Head is Red Raybrite
00:04:45
Play 05 Why the Cat always falls upon her Feet Raybrite
00:03:35
Play 06 Why the Swallow's Tail is Forked Raybrite
00:05:14
Play 07 Why the White Hares have Black Ears Raybrite
00:03:31
Play 08 Why the Magpie's Nest is not well built Raybrite
00:03:05
Play 09 Why the Raven's Feathers are Black Raybrite
00:02:49
Play 10 How Fire was brought to the Indians Raybrite
00:06:44
Play 11 How the Quail became a Snipe Raybrite
00:04:38
Play 12 Why the Serpent sheds his skin Raybrite
00:03:06
Play 13 Why the Dove is Timid Raybrite
00:02:45
Play 14 Why the Parrot repeats the Words of Men Raybrite
00:03:45
Play 15 The Story of the First Mocking Bird Raybrite
00:03:53
Play 16 Why the Tail of the Fox has a White Tip Raybrite
00:04:12
Play 17 The Story of the first Frogs Raybrite
00:03:55
Play 18 Why the Rabbit is Timid Raybrite
00:02:41
Play 19 Why the Peetweet cries for Rain Raybrite
00:02:45
Play 20 Why the Bear has a Short Tail Raybrite
00:02:59
Play 21 Why the Wren flies Close to the Earth Raybrite
00:03:35
Play 22 Why the Hoofs of the Deer are Split Raybrite
00:03:38
Play 23 The Story of the First Grasshopper Raybrite
00:04:05
Play 24 The Story of the Oriole Raybrite
00:03:52
Play 25 Why the Peacock's Tail has a Hundred Eyes Raybrite
00:04:04
Play 26 The Story of the Bees and the Flies Raybrite
00:02:46
Play 27 The Story of the First Moles Raybrite
00:02:37
Play 28 The Story of the First Ants Raybrite
00:04:15
Play 29 The Face of the Manito Raybrite
00:04:41
Play 30 The Story of the First Diamonds Raybrite
00:03:44
Play 31 The Story of the First Pearls Raybrite
00:03:36
Play 32 The Story of the First Emeralds Raybrite
00:04:01
Play 33 Why the Evergreen Trees never lose their Leaves Raybrite
00:04:17
Play 34 Why the Aspen Leaves tremble Raybrite
00:02:54
Play 35 How the Blossoms came to the Heather Raybrite
00:03:38
Play 36 How Flax was given to Men Raybrite
00:04:08
Play 37 Why the Juniper has Berries Raybrite
00:02:38
Play 38 Why the Sea is Salt Raybrite
00:03:50
Play 39 The Story of the First Whitefish Raybrite
00:03:05
Play 40 Was it the First Turtle? Raybrite
00:03:48
Play 41 Why the Crocodile has a Wide Mouth Raybrite
00:04:26
Play 42 The Story of the Picture on the Vase Raybrite
00:04:40
Play 43 Why the Water in Rivers is never Still Raybrite
00:05:21
Play 44 How the Raven helped Men Raybrite
00:04:25
Play 45 The Story of the Earth and Sky Raybrite
00:04:29
Play 46 How Summer came to the Earth Raybrite
00:07:21
Play 47 The Story of the First Snowdrops Raybrite
00:04:11
Play 48 Why the Face of the Moon is White Raybrite
00:04:11
Play 49 Why all Men love the Moon Raybrite
00:04:27
Play 50 Why there is a Hare in the Moon Raybrite
00:04:17
Play 51 The Children in the Moon Raybrite
00:04:12
Play 52 Why is there a Man in the Moon Raybrite
00:03:09
Play 53 The Twin Stars Raybrite
00:04:18
Play 54 The Lantern and the Fan Raybrite
00:05:35