When the Animals Spoke: Woodpecker and the Flute

Michael Cornelius

Chickasaw culture keeper and flute player Michael Cornelius tells the well-loved story about how the flute came to the Chickasaw people and the effect the flute has as a positive force drawn from nature's gifts. Download a coloring page based on the story!


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