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The big dipper was named the big dipper because it resembles a ladle that when Harriet Tubman lead the slaves to freedom she used the big dipper to guide her and during that time at a party people would drink from the ladle.

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When did big dipper get its name?

Because it looks like a big dipper! :)

Why did a slave want to follow the Big Dipper?

he wished that he had a big dipper

How did the Little Dipper get its name?

The little dipper got its name because it looks like the big dipper. Both of these constellations have points that when connected resembled a dipper or large spoon.The little dipper is so named because it looked like a small ladle, opposed to large ladle of the big dipper. It was originally known as Ursa Minor, or little bear.

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Is the North Star in the Big Dipper or the Little Dipper?

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What is the story behind the big dipper?

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