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Shota and the Star Quilt

 Star Stories

My story was inspired by some of the traditional Native American stories.

See if you can find some of the following

Feather Woman and Morning Star

The Star Maiden

The Woman in the Moon

 

Star Stories are popular in many other cultures for example in Greek and Chinese                                      

myths

We also have our own modern equivalents such as Superman, Star Wars or ET 

Why not write your own story either about visiting another world or an alien coming  to earth    

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   The story is told in both Lakota and English.

    Here is the Star man's song in both

      languages.                        

                           

     Find the star that's a gift from the skies

     In its patchwork of light true happiness lies

 

    Wicaphi wan el oiyokipiya he ki he ole ye

    Iyoyamya iyojanjan he ki ohan mahpiya ta

     tiopa iyuuusloke ki he ye

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Names

The naming of a person in all cultures is important.

Find out about your own name- who chose it and why?

Do you have more than one name?

Does your name have a special meaning?

Shota in Lakota means smoke and Esther in Hebrew means star.

My name Margaret comes from a Greek word Margaritas which means pearl. This comes from the Persian word for child of light.

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Left click your mouse to download or print the star and design  your own star quilt.

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Patchwork Quilts

Patchwork is a craft often associated with the early white settlers in the USA.

Try and find out about the different names and patterns - look out for Log Cabin, Wedding Ring and of course star quilts.

 

Do visit www.storybookquilts.org

Chattahoochee Evening Stars Quilt Guild of Alpharetta, Georgia.  have made quilts to go with children's books that have a quilt as the central theme in the book.  The books and quilts are lent out for free to any interested groups that work with children.  

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'This contemporary story, ideal for seven- to 10-year olds, tells of the consequences of decisions made by city developers but the solution is traditional, peaceful and powerful.'

Lindsey Fraser  The Guardian Tuesday 9 November 1999

Did you know

you are made of stardust?

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