Alan Salazar is a traditional storyteller and elder in both the Chumash and Ferdandeño Tataviam Band of Mission Indians. Alan retells the ancient Chumash legend of Coyote's daring rescue of Hawk from the underwater abode of Swordfish.
The legend is followed by a history of Chumash plank canoes (tomols) and the revitalization of their use in modern times. Suitable for readers of all ages.
This book was illustrated by Mona Lewis, using pigments made from rocks and soil respectfully collected in Chumash territory. A tutorial is included on how to make earth pigments, fold a model tomol and paint it with your earth paints.
Size 8" X 10" 83 Pages