“Beginnings” by Terri Pasquini tells the Story of the Creation of Man according to Yokut tradition. It is springtime and the family sits around the campfire as an elder tells the story of the animals coming together to create man. Each animal contributed a part. It is because of the clever lizard that we have hands with five digits instead of paws! Also, if you look closely, you will see the spirit face in all of nature surrounding us.

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