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1001 Stories Collection

Skeleton Woman

1001 skeletonwoman
Added on 08th July 2020

Oral tradition Inuit folktale

North and Central America Family Magic
1001 , Audio , Text , Storymap

A folk story for older children and teenagers.

Story

A fisherman catches a skeleton woman and sings her back to life.

Why we chose it

A story for older children, Skeleton Women was one of the original stories in The Story Museum audio stories collection.

Where it came from

This is an Inuit story.

Where it went next

The story was told by CP Estes in her book, Women Who Run With Wolves. It was made into a short animated film in 2005.

Added on 08th July 2020

Oral tradition Inuit folktale

North and Central America Family Magic
1001 , Audio , Text , Storymap

Story Resources

  • Skeleton Woman story map PDF (357.779 KB)
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  • Skeleton Woman story text PDF (192.523 KB)
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