Raven Loses His Nose is a children’s book based on ancient Northwest Coast Raven stories. In the tale, Raven’s greediness results in a temporary loss of his nose. Illustrated by Tsimshian artist David Lang.
The story was adapted by Tlingit writer Pauline Duncan from the works of the late Nora and Dick Dauenhauer, who transcribed the stories from Elders’ oral accounts. The original Raven stories are complex, humorous and sometimes filled with raucous adventures. Raven stories are not about what is viewed as proper behavior, but what is not acceptable behavior. Raven the Trickster is found in oral traditions throughout North America and elsewhere in the world and teaches people how to exist in society.
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