Starlight, Star Bright


The children sit outside looking up at the stars, wondering how they came to take the shapes that they have. Eagle tells them how the Great Spirit gathered all of the stars from the sky and called together all the animals to sit before the Old Man and his Daughter and give them a pattern for all to enjoy. Coyote, being a trickster, waited until everyone, including the Great Spirit was gathered to gaze at the newly-placed Morning Star. He tiptoed over to the box of stars and lifted the lid just a little, and the stars rose to the occasion, pushing the lid away and racing into the sky, which is why so many twinkle without order or pattern, and why so many are not named.