Canku Ota - A Newsletter Celebrating Native America
February 26, 2000 - Issue 04

A Very Short Tale
Dakota Legend and activities
One day, Keha , the turtle, and Hnaska, the frog were sitting by the lake,
  talking about the weather.   Suddenly, it began to rain. Now, our friend, the turtle, was very much afraid of getting wet and catching a cold.  He told this to his friend, who said that they should take shelter quickly. And, with that, they both jumped into the lake.         That is all. 

 
 

Print out this worksheet and...

without peeping, answer these questions about our tale.

1. Who is Gnaske (Hnaska)?

2. What was the turtle's name?

3. Who was afraid of getting wet?

4. Where did they go to stay out of the rain?

5. Do you think that they chose a good place? Why?

6. What tribe of American Indian people told this story?

Print and color these pages:

Match the sentence with the picture

My name is Keha

I am Gnaske

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Canku Ota is a copyright of Vicki Lockard and Paul Barry.
 
The "Canku Ota - A Newsletter Celebrating Native America" web site and its design is the Copyright © 1999 of Paul C. Barry. All Rights Reserved.