Legend of the First Dog

Altse Leechaa’i Baa Hane’

Legend of the First Dog Altse Leechaa'i Baa Hane'

Legend of the First Dog
Altse Leechaa’i Baa Hane’

Story told in The Navajo Language (Diné Bizaad)

Legend of the First Dog

Legend of the First Dog color drawing by Charles Yanito.

This is a touching, traditional story explaining the way that First Dog was granted an important role in Navajo culture, as a friend and protector.

Charles Yanito artist and illustrator
Charles Yanito artist and illustrator

Charles Yanito was born in Bluff, Utah to the Tl’ash chii and the Toh dich’iinih clans. He attended the lnstitute of American lndian Arts and holds degrees from the College of Eastern Utah and Utah State University. He has exhibited his works in numerous galleries and regional art festivals. His illushations can be seen in many San Juan Schools Heritage Language Resource Centor publlcaflons, Currenfly, Charles resides in Bear, Delaware with his famlly.

The story was translated by Lucille Hunt and illustrated with lovable, color drawings by Charles Yanito. The story is in Navajo Language only. Reading comprehension questions in the back of book. This book includes a companion audio CD in Navajo Language.

14pp, paperback, 8.5 x 11″

Legend of the First Dog

Legend of the First Dog

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$5.00 USD

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