The Great Buffalo Race


Ages 5 - 9. Thirsty and hungry from a long drought, the Tribe of Buffalo are anxious to race to new lands. While Old Buffalo cautions his followers to be patient for the rain to make its way to their fields, Young Buffalo urges them to leave immediately for greener pastures. A fight for leadership ensues. Young Buffalo proclaims victory, and the race for the rain begins. Lessons are learned on the way, however, as buffalo after buffalo die from thirst and exhaustion. The Great Spirit ensures that no buffalo would ever forget the tragic results of that day by changing the look of the buffalo forever. Earth-tone illustrations and traditional Iroquois patterns richly enhance this ancient Seneca legend. -- Dianna Broughton

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