Indian Why Stories: Sparks from War Eagle's Lodge-Fire

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The Native American was a true lover of nature and close observer of the sights and sounds about him. He delighted in composing tales that offered imaginative explanations for everything--from simple stories about creation to fanciful accounts of how animals acquired certain physical characteristics.
This entertaining collection of 22 stories, compiled nearly a century ago by a devotee of Indian lore who considered them "well-worth saving," recounts many of the legends told to ...
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The Native American was a true lover of nature and close observer of the sights and sounds about him. He delighted in composing tales that offered imaginative explanations for everything--from simple stories about creation to fanciful accounts of how animals acquired certain physical characteristics.
This entertaining collection of 22 stories, compiled nearly a century ago by a devotee of Indian lore who considered them "well-worth saving," recounts many of the legends told to him by members of the Blackfeet, Chippewa and Cree tribes. Here are intriguing explanations of "How the Ducks Got Their Fine Feathers," "Why the Kingfisher Always Wears a War-Bonnet," "Why the Chipmunk's Back Is Striped," "Why Blackfeet Never Kill Mice," "How the Otter Skin Became Great 'Medicine,'" "Why the Mountain-Lion Is Long and Lean," "How the Man Found His Mate," "Why the Birch-Tree Wears the Slashes in Its Bark" and many other tales rich in fanciful characters.
Told in simple, direct language and enhanced with 32 illustrations by famed "cowboy artist" Charles M. Russell, these fables will delight children, lovers of tall tales and students of Native American culture.
Unabridged Dover (1995) republication of the edition published by Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, 1915. 32 black-and-white illustrations. 96pp. 5-3/8 x 8-1/2. Paperbound.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780486288000
  • Publisher: Dover Publications
  • Publication date: 10/13/1995
  • Series: Dover Children's Classics Series
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 1,029,313
  • Age range: 9 - 12 Years
  • Lexile: 1000L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 5.41 (w) x 8.48 (h) x 0.28 (d)

Table of Contents

Why the Chipmunk's Back Is Striped
How the Ducks Got Their Fine Feathers
Why the Kingfisher Always Wears a War-Bonnet
Why the Curlew's Bill Is Long and Crooked
Old-man Remakes the World
Why Blackfeet Never Kill Mice
"How the Otter Skin Became Great "Medicine"
Old-man Steals the Sun's Leggings
Old-man and His Conscience
Old-man's Treachery
Why the Night-hawk's Wings Are Beautiful
Why the Mountain-lion Is Long and Lean
The Fire-Leggings
The Moon and the Great Snake
Why th Deer Has No Gall
Why the Indians Whip the Buffalo-Berries from the Bushes
Old-man and the Fox
Why th Birch-Tree Wears the Slashes in Its Bark
Mistakes of Old-man
How the Man Found His Mate
Dreams
Retrospection
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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 26, 2013

    Mysteryflower

    She sensed a death tension and her eyes rolled to the back of her head, evolving into a vision that showed a white she bleeding out in a forest.

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    Posted September 22, 2013

    Dawnwillow

    "Hey Kestrelstar. Just wanted to say hi!" She said.

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    Posted September 22, 2013

    TO ASHTAIL

    I thought your parents found out about rp and banned you from it forever!!

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    Posted September 18, 2013

    Shadowmist

    "Lets get started." She mowed. With a deep breath she iffed the air.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 17, 2013

    Stormdust

    Krestlestar i believe sparrowflight has quit deputy and we need a new one soon

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 20, 2013

    Moonkit

    YAY!!!!! THABKS KRESTLESTAR! I CANT WAIT TO BE AN APPRENTICE! *chases tail and jumps around*

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 16, 2013

    To Kestrelstar

    I know I haven't been very active. I can't help it. But I was wondering if Searingkit and Ashenkit were made apprentices yet and who their mentors are. I saw that Mistypaw, Skypaw, Foxpaw, and Pouncepaw were apprentices, so I thought Searingkit and Ashenkit were, too.

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    Posted September 23, 2013

    Ashtail

    "Maybe."

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 26, 2013

    Kestrelstar

    Excuse me..but this is the leaders den" she moewed amused at the two

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 20, 2013

    Seriously?

    You know, this has gotten pretty bad. One, Sparkletail could have scented Blizzardfreeze's and Lionpaw's scent on Stormstar's body. Two, she should have believed the DAUGHTER of the CLAN LEADER over them. Three, Scratcheye wasn't even in the den!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 11, 2013

    Shimmerheart

    Great job!!!!! :D

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    Posted April 10, 2013

    Good!!

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    Posted April 9, 2013

    Omg

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 24, 2013

    Hi

    Clan: Flameclan......Caracter: Fast and agile hunt anything available but despise fish......Leader: Coldstar..... Deputy: Snowlily.....Medcat: Kinkleap.....Apprentice: Whitepaw......

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    Posted March 18, 2013

    Shimmerheart

    HoneyClan, SunClan, HawkClan hope this helped. Please update soon :D

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