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  Kawaiisu traditional stories

Luther Girado told three traditional stories in Kawaiisu – “How the Bears Made Walker Basin,” “Hakapani,” and “How the Earth was Made.” We put these on DVD and made separate chapters with English subtitles. The video was overlaid with illustrations by Christine Corcoran and enhanced with music by Luther. We created audio CDs  and immersion-style lesson plans for learning the language from “How the Earth was Made.” Julie Turner, Luther’s daughter, used these to teach beginning in the spring of 2008.

Projects were funded by the Alliance for California Traditional Arts and the Native Cultures Fund.

How the Earth Was Made
with Luther Girado