Joe Hayes tells stories from Byrd Baylor’s marvelous collection of stories told by Arizona Indian children.
At a school in southern Arizona, Byrd Baylor saw a story about Rattlesnake and how he made the first brush shelter so the Papago people would have shade. This story was told by a Tohono O’odham child. “As soon as I read the story,” Byrd said, “I knew I wanted a special kind of book to hold this special kind of story. It would have to be written by children, not tampered with too much by adults.”