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  • The Butterfly Dance

The Butterfly Dance

PB1156
  • Story and illustrations by Gerald Dawavendewa, Hopi-Cherokee Tucson based author and artist

A young Hopi girl named Sihumana, or Flower Maiden, is getting ready to perform her first Butterfly Dance. After going with her grandfather to greet the sun and bless the day, she walks with her family across the mesa to the village where the dance is held at the end of every summer, to bring rain to the dry lands of the Southwest. Even though she has practiced very hard for weeks, Sihumana is feeling nervous as she puts on the beautiful headdress her partner has made for her. Then the singers and the drummer march into the plaza, all singing the Butterfly song, and the dance begins...

  • $14.95

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