As a child at her native Santa Clara Pueblo near Santa Fe, New Mexico, Pablita Velarde heard the legends of her people told by her grandfather and great-grandfather.
Recognized as one of the greatest American Indian woman artists, Velarde selected six of the most memorable of these tribal stories for her book. These legends are simply written, much as Pablita related them to her own children when they were young. She has illustrated each story with the natural earth tone paintings that gained her national and international renown.
Originally published in 1960, this classic book contains vividly illustrated legends that reveal the artist at her best and will delight old and young alike.
by Pablita Velarde
1989 edition; no longer in print