Thursday’s Tale: Brother Sun and Sister Moon

Today, I’m sharing another story  from Walter J. Hoffman’s book, The Menomini Indians, circa 1888. Historically, the Menomini tribe occupied a territory in upper Michigan and Wisconsin.  Today’s tale is about the sun and moon. Once on a time Ke´so, the Sun, and his sister, Tipä´ke‘so, the Moon (“last-night sun”) …

Thursday’s Tale: Aurora Borealis

Today starts the Sci-Fi Summer Readathon. It’s not surprising that there aren’t many sci-fi-ish folk tales or fairy tales out there, so instead I found a spacey tale. This story comes from the Walter J. Hoffman’s book, The Menomini Indians, circa 1888. I found it at Windows to the Universe.org. The Menomini …

Saturday Snapshot – 6/25

Last weekend, we stopped at the Newark Earthworks, the official prehistoric monument of Ohio. Actually, we visited the Great Circle Earthworks, a portion of the original structure. From the website: Built by people of the ancient Hopewell Culture between 100 B.C. and 500 A.D., this architectural wonder of ancient America was …