Excerpted from Mirrors: Stories of Almost Everyone. Copyright © 2009 by Eduardo Galeano. Translation copyright © 2009 by Mark Fried. Published by Nation Books, a member of the Perseus Books Group. First published in the Spanish language as Espejos by Siglio XXI Editores (Spain and Mexico) and Ediciones del Chanchito (Uruguay) in 2008. By permission of Susan Bergholz Literary Services, New York, NY and Lamy, NM. All rights reserved.

Gombrich, E.H.. A Little History of the World. Trans. Caroline Mustill. New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 2005.

Book from which the White River Sioux story is adapted:
Erdoes, Richard and Alfonso Ortiz, eds. “ The End of the World (White River Sioux).” American Indian Myths and Legends. New York: Pantheon Books, 1984, 485-486.

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