Children's Book: Native American Night Before Christmas

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An innovative re-telling of the classic Christmas tale, this full-color picture book takes a whimsical look at what Christmas Eve might be like for an American Indian family when Old Red Shirt (the Indian Santa Claus) comes a-calling with his team of flying white buffalo to deliver fry bread, commodities and other goodies. This delightful and very amusing rewrite of the traditional “A Night Before Christmas” is sure to be a hit with Native Americans and children everywhere as well as with people of all ages interested in Native customs and art. With full-page colorful, humorous paintings by renowned Cherokee artist Jesse T. Hummingbird.


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Larry & Klea Creighton Jul 27th 2022

Book review of Native American Night Before Christmas

Beautiful colorful illustrations geared toward children. Excellent familiar Native phrases used in the writing making it very appropriate for Native Children.

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Gary Robinson
Book Details:
hardcover, 2020 edition