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Raven Steals the Sun: Native American Eclipse Stories

April 4 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Master storyteller, Perry Ground will share a story-filled presentation about the beliefs, traditions, and protocols of several Native American tribes related to the Sun and Eclipse events. Tribes across North America have stories to explain these solar events and view them in many different ways- as a signal or transformation, as omens, as sacred, and as a celebration.  From the Cherokee to the Navajo to the Inuit to the Haudenosaunee (and many other tribes), these traditional legends have been told for hundreds of years and continue to be important to Native American culture today. A brief understanding of each tribe’s location and environment will be shared in addition to the stories.

Storyteller Perry Ground will bring the stories to life through vivid descriptions, his rhythmic voice, and a very active stage presence. These stories become interactive as Perry is known to include audience members in the stories. Not just for children, all listeners (young and old), will find this presentation captivating, highly entertaining, yet very educational.

Perry Ground is a Turtle Clan member of the Onondaga Nation of the Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) Confederacy. Perry has been a storyteller and educator for over 30 years and enjoys working with people of all ages to teach about the history and culture of Native Peoples. He has performed at countless museums, parks, and festivals in addition to working at several museums and serving as the Frederick H. Minett Professor at RIT.

Raven Steals the Sun: Native American Eclipse Stories


April 4
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm


Alfred Box of Books Library


Book Lounge Herrick Memorial Library
Alfred,NY14802United States+ Google Map