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Rattlesnake Rain

Story Stats

Rating: 5
Grade Level: 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
Page count: 10
Categories: Native American


Kimberley Griffiths

Appeared in

Cricket Magazine Vol 34, Num 12, August 2007

Story Summary

Based on true reports of Pueblo Snake Clans around the turn of the 19th century, this is a wonderful story about young Amulon who has been called by his father to join in his first Snake Run. Snakes were gathered yearly for a grand celebration then released to take the message of rain back to the underworld of the Rain Gods. "As Amulon climbed the steep walls...the sky boiled with thick, black rain clouds."