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For our podcast today, here’s a story from the Iroquois of North America called “The Horned Snake’s Wife.” This tale from The Barefoot Book of Princesses is about a chief’s daughter who refuses to marry any of the suitors from her tribe, but accepts the offer of a handsome stranger with a melodious voice. However, the chief’s daughter soon discovers her new husband and his family are not what they seem. Tune in to discover the girl’s fate, and read on for a chance to win!

In this story, the chief’s daughter learns the important lesson of remembering to treasure simple things. What are some of the simple things you value in your life? Comment and you’ll be entered to win a copy of The Barefoot Book of Princesses. The contest closes Tuesday, May 1 at midnight EST and Wednesday, May 2 at 5am GMT.

Here are some fun facts about the Iroquois:

  • The Iroquois tribe is actually made up of five tribes: the Cayuga, Mohawk, Oneida, Onondaga and Seneca.
  • Iroquois kinship is matrilineal, meaning it is determined by the lineage of the mother.
  • The Iroquois originally inhabited the areas that are now known as upstate New York and Ontario, Canada.
  • Lacrosse is actually derived from an old Iroquois game. Iroquois men and boys played the sport for fun, exercise, and also to celebrate religious traditions.

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