THE DAY the EARTH ROSE UP
When seven Lakota sisters venture deep into the forest to gather chokecherries, they are surprised and chased by Mato Sica, a giant bear known to eat people. The sisters run and climb up on a short rock ledge and pray for help. The ground trembles and gives a sudden jolt, and they find themselves on top of a tall earth tower.
A giant eagle comes to their rescue and carries the Seven Sisters up to the Star Nation, the Wicincala Sakowin, also known as the Seven Sisters or Pleiades star formation.
Beartrack-Algeo’s love and pride of her (Lakota) culture and the land shines throughout the story, which is a great addition to most myth and legends collections, especially given the scarcity of books featuring indigenous peoples. – School Library Journal
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