Welcome to the captivating world of Native American culture, where storytelling has been a cornerstone for generations. It is within these tales that values, traditions, and wisdom have been passed down, connecting generations through a shared history. We are thrilled to introduce our latest children's and inspirational books, which bring to life the rich and vibrant stories of Cohanzick Lenape Native American lore written by a citizen of the Nanticoke Lenape Nation.
Tyrese "Bright Flower" Gould Jacinto inspires imagination through colorful illustrations and engaging narrative; these books offer readers a window into the fascinating world of Cohanzick Lenape traditions. With each page turn, readers will be transported to a different time and place, where they will learn about the customs, beliefs, and lifestyles of Cohanzick Lenape communities. From the importance of respecting nature to the power of family and community, these books offer valuable life lessons that are just as relevant today as they were centuries ago.
We believe these books are an essential addition to any family's library, providing families with an opportunity to learn about the diverse and beautiful cultures of the Native American people. So, come along on a journey that will inspire young minds and spark a lifelong love of learning and discovery.
"Tale of the Turkeys Detailed Tail" This whimsical rhyming book tells how we discovered each other, what we had to offer, and how trading began! We reveal history, and it allows children to use their great imagination about subjects with deep hidden meanings of the way things are. Chikënëm was a great, grand, and masterful turkey and told man elaborate tales about many subjects. This story is excellent for all ages!
"The Creators Great Soup" Come along on this fun story about how we are all related! Did you know that all Native American cultures offer many creation legends? Ideas and stories about the beginning of the world are different, but all conclude that we are all related. "We must teach the children about nature and relationships at an early age for them to be able to develop rich and meaningful thinking and decisions." This story is excellent for all ages!
"The Blossoms of Bright Flower" I know that this book is different from traditional Anthologies. However, I felt that it best represents my expressions. It is not a mistake that my name is Bright Flower, and this book is a compilation of my writings as my flowers blossoms. I chose the name "The Blossoms of Bright Flower" because it represents my blossoming from when I was a child through life today. I decided to create a colorful array of pictures to accompany this Anthology. This creation celebrates my Native American heritage as a part of my expression. The illustrator captured each thought with beautiful images with deep hidden meanings using colors and patterns that enhance the reading and thought experience. This story is excellent for all ages!
"The Wishing Doll" Do wishes really come true? What happens when we desire? What does admiration mean? We will all learn a great lesson for one little Lenape girl and her incredible story of wisdom. Luckily for Mahala, not all her wishes come true. This story tells of the wisdom of an ancient culture, the Nanticoke Lenni Lenape of New Jersey. Mahala lived in the Cohanzick Lenape village in the place that we now call New Jersey. Her home was right along the Cohanzick river, situated between the bay and streams. Join us in this journey of the past that brings your imagination through time as though you are living in a Lenape village hundreds of years ago before the Natives discovered the Europeans that came ashore. The illustrations of this book are incredible, and the artist intrigues each page with amazing details.
"Whisper Wind Song" This story tells of the wisdom of an ancient culture, the Nanticoke Lenni Lenape of New Jersey. Kaliya lived in the Cohanzick Lenape village in the place that we now call New Jersey. Her home was right along the Cohanzick river, situated between the bay and streams. Join us in this journey of the past that brings your imagination through time as though you are living in a Lenape village hundreds of years ago before the Natives discovered the Europeans that came ashore. The illustrations of this book are incredible, and the artist intrigues each page with amazing details.
"Seek the Better Place" This story tells how you can be satisfied with your accomplishments? People will always have a little more, and people may have a little less, but only if we are seeking in the wrong places. The story is about Koamene and his lesson about seeking. Koamene lived in the Cohanzick Lenape village in the place that we now call New Jersey. His home was right along the Cohanzick river, situated between the bay and streams. Join us in this journey of the past that brings your imagination through time as though you are living in a Lenape village hundreds of years ago. The illustrations of this book are incredible, and the artist intrigues each page with amazing details.
"Precious Cohanzick Lenape Crabs" This story is only a part of our life based on what we as a people experience. Although we face many changes, the fact remains that we are our ancestors as we are their children. This book was written so that I can share my experiences of walking the ditches with my Dad, Chief Mark Quiet Hawk Gould, to gather crabs, so my children and grandchildren can have hope that they will experience this as well. I want to thank the illustrator, Arnild, who is, in my opinion, a true artist and genius. He brings my stories to life in a truly incredible way.
"He Talks to Birds" This book corrects the purple martin bird's history and how the gourd house's creation came from our Lenape traditions.
"Cohanzick Lenape Village Tales" Coloring and activity book combines the first six books into a fun activity for all. The extraordinary and excellent Native American coloring book is designed to inspire and educate people about the rich culture and traditions of Cohanzick Lenape. The coloring book is a perfect tool to learn about the fascinating history, art, and symbolism of the various Native American tribes. The book features intricate and detailed illustrations of different elements of the Cohanzick Lenape book series. Each page is accompanied by a brief description of the significance of the particular item or symbol depicted in the drawing. In addition to coloring pages, the book also includes interactive activities that encourage learning and engagement. These activities could consist of word searches, crossword puzzles, and matching games that test the reader's knowledge of Native American history and culture. The coloring book also includes inspirational quotes. These quotes serve as reminders of the wisdom and strength that Native Americans have exhibited throughout history.
"Tale of the Turkeys' Detailed Tail and The Creators Great Soup” A book with two different stories — you read one side, then flip the book over and read the other one. The technical name for this type of book is tête-bêche. I was excited to hear that Amazon was offering hardcover books and discovered a minimum page count of 75 pages. Bummer! Then my daughter told me to combine two books into one book! Love it.
"The Way to Riches is What You Think" This is a treatise, an observation of different teaching methods that I tried and accomplished. This is my attempt to help others with prosperity by sharing a small amount of knowledge and practice that has worked for me. This is a mix of poetry, stories, and wisdom. It ends with a bit of humor as well.
"Twenty Twenty-One, Unlock Your Blessings" and the Calendar to track your progress. Sold separately. These books were written to bring 20 virtues to practice for 21 days with the Lenape lunar calendar. It takes 21 days to form a habit and 7 days to reflect on the results. The idea of starting a new habit or practicing new virtues during the new moon phase is often associated with lunar cycles and the belief that the new moon represents a time of new beginnings and fresh starts. Some people believe that the new moon's energy is conducive to setting intentions and initiating positive changes in one's life. Starting on the new moon aligns your practice with the natural rhythm of the lunar cycle, which can help you feel more connected to nature and the universe. By starting a new habit or practice during the new moon phase, you can tap into the energy of new beginnings and set a powerful intention for positive change in your life. The 21-day rule provides structure and discipline, while the following 7 days of reflection can deepen your understanding and help you integrate the new habit or virtue into your daily life. This can lead to lasting changes and a more fulfilling life overall.
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Tyrese Gould Jacinto
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