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The Raccoon and the Bee Tree

July 5 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Today our story is The Raccoon and the Bee Tree authored by Charles A. Eastman and Elaine Goodale Eastman; illustrated by Susan Turnbul.

About the story:  This tale is 100 years old and is an American Indian tale. Traditionally told only verbally Charles Eastman decided to put the story into print at his wife’s suggestion.

The story follows a raccoon as he wakes and goes hunting for food. He soon gets into a sticky situation as he tangles with a bee’s nest and its honey. This is a delightful tale and is in the form of a fable with a moral at the ending.

Story Time with Uŋči & Lalá is a free public program that brings American Indian history to life through books read by elders from the local community.  The program is geared toward elementary-age children, but children young and old are welcome.  Each week features a different story, and children are invited to participate in a take-home art project or activity following the reading of the story.

Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Registration is recommended for large groups.
Service pets welcome.
For more information call 800.798.3452 or email aktalakota@stjo.org 


July 5
10:30 am - 11:30 am
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Aktá Lakota Museum
St. Joseph's Indian School
Chamberlain, SD 57325 United States
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