Blackfoot Lodge Tales

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This collection of stories reveals the complex and wondrous world of the Blackfoot nation in the nineteenth century. The thirty tales transcribed by George Bird Grinnell provide an intimate look into Blackfoot culture and philosophy and remind us of tribal values to be upheld and taught. Classic tales of adventure speak of deeds accomplished, and cultural heroes roam across an arresting Native landscape of legend and history. Ancient stories, captured in oral tradition, cast the shadow of the Blackfoot people far...
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Overview

This collection of stories reveals the complex and wondrous world of the Blackfoot nation in the nineteenth century. The thirty tales transcribed by George Bird Grinnell provide an intimate look into Blackfoot culture and philosophy and remind us of tribal values to be upheld and taught. Classic tales of adventure speak of deeds accomplished, and cultural heroes roam across an arresting Native landscape of legend and history. Ancient stories, captured in oral tradition, cast the shadow of the Blackfoot people far into the past and provide foundation and meaning for their lives in the present. The final section of this book is an insightful overview of the history and culture of the Blackfoot Nation.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781934451984
  • Publisher: Wilder Publications
  • Publication date: 8/2/2007
  • Pages: 208
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.44 (d)

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George Bird Grinnell (1849–1938), a well-known naturalist and ethnologist, was the author of By Cheyenne Campfires, The Cheyenne Indians, and Two Great Scouts and Their Pawnee Battalion, all available in Bison Books editions.
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Table of Contents

Introduction
Note
Indians and their Stories
The Peace with the Snakes 3
The Lost Woman 13
Adventures of Bull Turns Round 24
Kutoyis 29
The Bad Wife 39
The Lost Children 50
Mik-a'pi - Red Old Man 61
Heavy Collar and the Ghost Woman 70
The Wolf Man 78
The Fast Runners 81
Two War Trails 82
Scarface 93
Origin of the I-kun-uh'-kah-tsi 104
Origin of the Medicine Pipe 113
The Beaver Medicine 117
The Buffalo Rock 125
Origin of the Worm Pipe 127
The Ghosts' Buffalo 132
The Blackfoot Genesis 137
The Dog and the Stick 145
The Bears 149
The Wonderful Bird 153
The Race 155
The Bad Weapons 157
The Elk 158
Old Man Doctors 159
The Rock 163
The Theft from the Sun 167
The Fox 169
Old Man and the Lynx 171
The Past and the Present 177
Daily Life and Customs 181
How the Blackfoot Lived 196
Social Organization 208
Hunting 226
The Blackfoot in War 242
Religion 256
Medicine Pipes and Healing 276
The Blackfoot of To-day 287
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