Moon Mother
Moon Mother
Harper Collins, 1993
Ages 4-8

Lonely with only animals for company, a man spirit "made images of himself, and warmed them and made them alive; and this is how men came to be." One day, a woman spirit came to live on the shore of the lake. Because she was his own kind, the man spirit spent all his time with her. Feeling neglected, the men quarreled among themselves and decided to go to the house of the spirits. The spirits were gone, but they left behind a gift--a newborn baby girl. "The chief took the baby to his house, and all the men waited upon her," and from the union between the gift-child grown to womanhood and the chief came the people.