More Lost Native American Tales: As Told to Wilderness Children [NOOK Book]

Overview

This is a collection of Native American Indian tales and folklore compiled more than 100 years ago by Egerton R. Young from missionaries and others who spent their lives living among the Indians.

Here is how he describes the collection:

The red Indians of America have justly been famous for their myths and legends. We have never heard of a tribe that did not have a store ...
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More Lost Native American Tales: As Told to Wilderness Children

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Overview

This is a collection of Native American Indian tales and folklore compiled more than 100 years ago by Egerton R. Young from missionaries and others who spent their lives living among the Indians.

Here is how he describes the collection:

The red Indians of America have justly been famous for their myths and legends. We have never heard of a tribe that did not have a store of them. Even the hardy Eskimo in his igloo of ice is surprisingly rich in folklore stories. A present of a knife or some other trifle that he desires will cause him to talk by the hour to his guest, whether he be the daring trader or adventurous explorer, on the traditions that have come down to him. The interchange of visits between the northern Indians and the Eskimos has resulted in the discovery that quite a number of the myths recited in Indian wigwams are in a measure, if not wholly, of Eskimo origin. On the other hand, the Eskimo has not failed to utilize and incorporate into his own rich store some that are undoubtedly of Indian origin.

"For 30 years or more we have been gathering up these myths and legends. Sometimes a brief sentence or two of one would be heard in some wigwam—just enough to excite curiosity—then years would elapse ere the whole story could be secured. As the tribes had no written language, and the Indians had to depend entirely upon their memory, it is not to be wondered at that there were, at times, great divergences in the recital of even the most familiar of their stories."

These stories are told through the device of Indians sharing them with settler children in an attempt to unify their diverse and unusual context.

I hope you enjoy reading them as much as I have
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940012365477
  • Publisher: Publisher of One
  • Publication date: 3/21/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 344,674
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Rev. Egerton R. Young (1840-1909) was a Wesleyan Methodist minister born in Ontario who was a missionary who lived among the Cree and Ojibwa in northern Manitoba from 1868 to 1876. From 1885 until his death in 1909, he lectured and wrote books based on his experience with Native Americans.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 21, 2011

    Fascinating tales and myths

    Really enjoyed this collection of Native American tales and myths collected by missionaries and those who broke bread with Indians for decades. Some of the tales were unusual and epic. Others made me look inside myself. I recommend it for anyone trying to understand the first people who occupied America.

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