Tipiskawi Kisik

Night Sky Star Stories

Author: Wilfred Buck

The eight traditional stories included in this 25-page book offer students and teachers oral accounts and perspectives about Cree stars and constellations. The constellations assisted Cree traders in their journeys to other Indigenous Nations across the Americas. The Turtle story explains the lunar cycle and the people’s connection to water and earth. These Swampy Cree accounts of the importance of the stars demonstrate the sophistication of Cree astronomers and how they understood the environment and the science of the night sky.

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