The Europeans called their stories “Fairy Tales”, probably because they harkened back to a time when magical creatures existed. Native American stories for children also harken back to a more magical time, a time when animals and man could talk to each other and coexisted equally. In both cases, children’s stories usually explained where things come from or how things work. The old stories were told orally and passed down generation to generation in Europe and in America. Fortunately for us, many were finally written down and preserved.