The Girl Who Helped Thunder and Other Native American Folktales
Date of Publication: November 4, 2008
Authors: James Bruchac, Joseph Bruchac Ph.D.
The Girl Who Helped Thunder and Other Native American Folktales is a collection of Native American stories from across the continent. Those familiar with Joseph Campbell and the Power of Myth will recognize the title story as a version of the one told by Campbell in Episode 1: The Hero’s Adventure.
Joe Bruchac is best known for his work as a Native writer and storyteller, with more than 120 books and numerous awards to his credit. He began publishing in 1971 and has collaborated on eight books with his son Jim. In 1999, he received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Native Writers’ Circle of the Americas. (Link)
James Bruchac is an author, storyteller and director of the Ndakinna Education Center. The Center offers people of all ages unique hands-on learning experiences, principles of indigenous arts of life, team building, character development, and exhibit spaces focusing on regional Native American understandings, Adirondack culture, wilderness skills and awareness of the natural world.
This resource was suggested by Michael Lambert
About Michael Lambert:
Michael is a retired English/Special Education teacher who has been affiliated with the Joseph Campbell Foundation since 2002. He currently manages Rights and Permissions for the Foundation.