To a young girl who tends turkeys for a living,
an opportunity to go to the Dance of the Sacred Bird seems but a distant dream.
How can a poor girl with dirry hair and tattered clothing ever hope to attend
such a festival? One day, to her amazement, one of the turkeys speaks to her,
offering to help. The turkeys magically create a doeskin dress for her to
wear to the dance. There is only one small price for the turkey girl to pay.
She must return home before the sun has set behind the mountain, or the turkeys
will abandon her forever. Will she keep her pact with her faithful friends?
Introduction to The Turkey Girl: A Zuni Cinderella
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