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Native American Twelve Days of Christmas


7th Generation
June 4, 2022

Book Details

The beloved traditional English Christmas carol, "The Twelve Days of Christmas," has been delightfully adapted to reflect aspects of the richly varied cultures and traditions of Native American tribes from different parts of the US. Author Gary Robinson presents a cultural background for each day's gift in an easy-to-understand manner, placing the adapted song lyrics in the context of these tribal cultures. Jesse Hummingbird's vibrant illustrations capture the imagination. As a companion to the popular book Native American Night Before Christmas by the same author and illustrator, these editions are wonderful additions to holiday books for children.

Author Description

Gary Robinson (Choctaw/Cherokee descent) is an award-winning writer and filmmaker who has dedicated his life to presenting accurate accounts of the cultures of America's Indigenouspeople. Among his written works are eight PathFinders novels, including Standing Strong and the Billy Buckhorn series. Visit his website at tribaleyeproductions.com. Jesse T. Hummingbird (1952-2021) was an award-winning Cherokee artist known for using a traditional flat style. In 2017 Jesse was named a Cherokee National Treasure, an honor given by the tribe to those who are helping keep Cherokee art and culture alive. Jesse is also the illustrator of Native American Twelve Days of Christmas, Native American Night Before Christmas, and five children's Indigenous activity and coloring books.

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