Abenaki Storyteller Visits TA

Abenaki Storyteller Visits TA

On Friday, Thetford Academy seventh graders had the opportunity to hear from James Bruchac, a member of the Nulhegan Abenaki Tribe. Bruhac is an award winning author, Abenaki storyteller, animal tracker, wilderness survival expert, cultural educator, and instructor of the martial arts.

Seventh graders are currently reading the novel Hidden Roots, a book written by James Bruhac’s father, James Bruhac, about a boy’s journey to confront hidden family secrets and discover the truth about his Native American history.

Bruhac shared stories from his own writing and life experiences, and talked about the Native legends he learned from his father. The event was a great way for TA students to connect their reading and classroom learning about to the real world.