A collection of Native American Folklore and Legends written by Native Americans exploring tribal and family life before outside influences worked their way across this land.

Using double staging, our storyteller introduces each story in a top scene. As he begins each story, his scene is slowly faded and the attention is brought down to the main stage where the puppet actors continue with live action.

The first two stories ("Indian Boy Without A Name" and "Ugly Thing") are centered around children, their problems and their solutions. The “Rain Dance” concludes with a real sprinkle of water over the audience, much to their amazement and delight.

We conclude by bringing to life on stage an American classic piece of literature and art called "Injun Summer", written by John T. McCutcheon. The original work hangs in the Chicago Historical Society Museum and has appeared in the Chicago Tribune each fall since 1907.

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