The Legend of the Cranberry by Ellin Greene
A Paleo-Indian Tale

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In a Delaware Indian legend, the Great Spirit orders the People to destroy the Yah-qua-whee--the mastodon--and he rewards the people with the gift of the cranberry.

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ELLIN GREENE, former Associate Professor at the University of Chicago Graduate School, is a nationally and internationally known storyteller, lecturer, workshop leader, and conference director.
Published September 1, 1993 by Simon & Schuster (Juv). 1 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Greene's excellent concluding note links archeological finds--suggesting that Stone Age hunters actually did trap mastodons--with this Delaware Indian legend: ``Yah-qua-whee'' (mastodons) were created to help the People;

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