The American Indians had beautiful legends that explained the whys of nature . Everything they did not understand was explained to young people and children through precious stories that were passed on from generation to generation. This is the legend of how the "white water lilies" were born. Do yo
TheAmerican Indianshad beautiful legends that explained the whys ofnature.
Everything they did not understand was explained to young people and children throughprecious storiesthat were passed on from generation to generation.
This is the legend of how the "white water lilies" were born. Do you want to meet her?Indian legend of how the white Nenufar was bornLegend has it that on the prairies of an Indian village of
, the stars watched with envy the lives of those who were there.They watched as the women wove beautiful fabrics and necklaces, as children played in the river and how men went out to hunt the great buffalo of the meadows.The stars asked the moon for permission to go down to Earth and observe more calmly how the people who seemed so happy lived. "Well, my daughters, I'll let you go," said the moon, "but you have to be careful, because if you get too close to Earth, and the sun catches you on the road, you can not go back to heaven anymore." you will disappear
- Do not worry mother! we will only look at it from above and we will be back soon - all the stars were pronounced at the same time.The five stars descended towards the
green Indian prairies y, and rested on the top of one of the tipis of the town.Inside was an Indian child who could not sleep.Listening to the sounds of the night he heard some murmurs and decided to leave the store to see what was happening; but the night was very dark, because the moon was in one of its dwindling, so, as he could not see well, he stumbled over one of the sticks that held the tipi, with such bad luck that it was the same one where the stars and one of the stars fell to Earth.
The star, at that very moment,
became a girland began to cry because she could never return to heaven with her sisters the other stars.- Why are you crying? - the curious child asked him. En - As soon as the sun's rays appear I will disappear forever - the girl whimpered - but if she comes back again the next night my mother the moon will turn me into a flower
somewhere. No - Do not worry, tomorrow I'll hide you from the sun inside my store.He did so, and the poor star could see his sisters again in the sky.- And, now that I will become a flower, where will I live? - thought the girl. And, after a while pondering, he decided that the best place to live was in the middle of the lake, away from the prairies where buffaloes could not step on it, and where men could see their reflection in the crystal clear waters every morning.
In this way, the small star cast its roots in the center of the lake and became a precious white nenufar, which the Indians decided to callWahbegwanee
or White Flower.
Reading comprehension exercisesReading comprehension is one of the steps that children should take in the process oflearning to read
correctly. The understanding should not be only the single words, but the whole text.
For this reason, we leave you some
questionsthat you can ask the child to see if he has understood the story.- Why did they want to lower the stars to Earth?
- What would happen if the sun came up?- How did the star fall to the ground?- Why did the Indian child hide it?- What became the star?