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Utah tribe celebrates release of children's book

The Northwestern Band of the Shoshone Nation held a gathering on Wednesday to celebrate the release of a new children's book created by tribal elders and youths.

"Coyote Steals Fire" tells the story of how Itsappe, or Old Coyote, stole fire from the people of the south. It features the artwork of tribal youth and a CD narration by elder Helen Timbimboo, 77.

The book also tells the history of the Bear River Massacre on January 29, 1863, when the tribe was nearly annihilated by the U.S. Army.

Get the Story:
Children's book brings Shoshone tale to life (The Deseret Morning News 1/12)

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