North American Indian Legends

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90 stories from tribes throughout the U.S. and Canada cover a wide range of subjects: tales of creation, heroes, witchcraft, monsters, romance, enchantment, tricksters, and more. Includes, among others, "The Origin of Daylight" (Tsimshian), "The Flying Head" (Oneida), "The Enchanted Moccasins" (Maskego), and "The Rabbit Goes Duck Hunting" (Cherokee).
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90 stories from tribes throughout the U.S. and Canada cover a wide range of subjects: tales of creation, heroes, witchcraft, monsters, romance, enchantment, tricksters, and more. Includes, among others, "The Origin of Daylight" (Tsimshian), "The Flying Head" (Oneida), "The Enchanted Moccasins" (Maskego), and "The Rabbit Goes Duck Hunting" (Cherokee).
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This volume presents over 90 traditional North American Indian legends, including creation myths, heroic tales, stories of the supernatural, and stories influenced by European fairy tales. The legends are drawn from diverse cultures such as the Sioux of the Great Plains, the Pueblo of the southwest United States, and the Micmac of Nova Scotia. The volume was originally published as (1968, Heritage Press). Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780486419473
  • Publisher: Dover Publications
  • Publication date: 11/26/2001
  • Series: Native American Series
  • Pages: 432
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction xi
Acknowledgments xxii
Habitats of Nations and Tribes Represented xxiv
I. When the World Was Young
How the Earth Began (Maidu) 3
How Man Was Created (Mohawk) 9
The Genesis of the Worlds, or The Beginning of Newness (Zuni) 10
The Genesis of Men and the Creatures (Zuni) 10
The Origin of Daylight (Tsimshian) 12
Old Man Makes the Land and the People (Blackfoot) 15
How the Tribes Began (Choctaw) 21
II. Hero and Culture-Hero Tales
Glooscap and the Three Seekers of Gifts (Micmac) 25
Genetaska, the Peacemaker Queen (Iroquois) 28
Hi-Nun and Niagara (Seneca) 30
The Maiden of the Yellow Rocks (Zuni) 32
Hiawatha and the Iroquois Wampum (Iroquois) 49
Wemicus Tests His Son-in-Law (Timagami Ojibwa) 51
The Rabbit Huntress and Her Adventures (Zuni) 54
III. Legends of the Little People, Giants, and Monsters
Two Faces, the Evil One (Sioux) 65
Kwasind, the Strong Man (Algonquin) 67
The Polestar (Iroquois) 69
Puck Wudj Ininees, or The Vanishing Little Men (Ojibwa) 71
The Flying Head (Oneida) 75
IV. Mystery, Medicine, and Magic
The Origin of the Medicine Society (Seneca) 81
Kwanokasha, the Spirit of Medicine (Choctaw) 87
The First False Face (Seneca) 88
The Ghost's Buffalo (Blackfoot) 92
The Red Swan (Algonquian) 94
The Dun Horse (Pawnee) 108
The Story of a Heyoka Man (Sioux) 113
Bokwewa, or The Humpback Magician (Ojibwa) 116
Ti-ke-wa-kush, the Man Who Called the Buffalo (Pawnee) 119
V. Romance, Adventure, and Enchantment
The Princess Who Rejected Her Cousin (Tsimshian) 127
Scarface, or The Origin of the Medicine Lodge (Blackfoot) 133
The Hunter and His Wooden Wife (Tsimshian) 142
The Enchanted Moccasins (Maskego) 145
The Story of Mimkudawogoosk, Moosewood Man (Micmac) 150
Hatondas, the Listener, Finds a Wife (Seneca) 154
Ore-ka-rahr, the Deer Guardian (Pawnee) 157
Caught by a Hair-String (Micmac) 163
VI. Spirits and the Supernatural
The Boy Who Saw A-ti-us (Pawnee) 171
The Star Family, or The Celestial Sisters (Shawnee) 175
Weeng, the Spirit of Sleep (Chippewa) 178
The Ghost Bride (Pawnee) 180
Iosco, or The Prairie Boys' Visit to the Sun and Moon (Ottawa) 182
The White Stone Canoe (Chippewa) 193
The Thunder Boy (Mohawk) 196
Tau-Wau-Chee-Hezkaw, or The White Feather (Sioux) 199
VII. Sorcery and Witchcraft
The Boy Who Overcame All Magic by Laughter (Seneca) 207
Women Enticed by Magic Song (Pima) 216
The Would-Be Witch (Iroquois) 217
The Adventures of Kiviung (Central Eskimo) 219
Heart Squeezing and the Dance of Naked Persons (Seneca) 223
The Boy and His Grandmother (Iroquois) 225
VIII. Trickster and Transformer Legends
The Dog and the Stick (Blackfoot) 231
The Rabbit Goes Duck Hunting (Cherokee) 233
Paup-Puk-Keewis (Algonquin) 234
Raven Pretends to Build a Canoe (Tsimshian) 248
Raven Finds a Beautiful Blanket (Tsimshian) 250
Manabozho (Algonquin) 251
Raven Visits Chief Echo (Tsimshian) 273
Raven Kills Little Pitch (Tsimshian) 275
Raven Invites the Monsters (Tsimshian) 276
The Theft from the Sun (Blackfoot) 278
IX. Legends of Animals and Birds, and Bird-and-Animal People
The Mouse's Children (Cheyenne) 283
Manstin, the Rabbit (Dakota) 286
The Coyote and His Guests (Thompson) 290
The Raccoon and the Blind Men (Menomini) 292
The Princess and the Mouse (Tsimshian) 295
The Coyote (Pueblo) 302
Aggodagauda and His Daughter, or The Man with His Leg Tied Up (Ojibwa) 306
The Lost Boy (Onondaga) 309
The Six Hawks, or Broken Wing (Algonquin) 315
The Moqui Boy and the Eagle (Pueblo) 317
The Moose Wife (Seneca) 320
X. Indian "How," "Why," and Origin Legends
The Loon's Necklace (Iroquois) 329
The Origin of the Medicine Pipe (Blackfoot) 334
Brother Birch (Blackfoot) 336
The Hunter and Selu (Cherokee) 338
Mon-daw-min, or The Origin of Indian Corn (Ojibwa) 340
The Hermit Thrush (Iroquois) 344
The Origin of Strawberries (Cherokee) 347
Oot-kwa-tah, the Pleiades (Onondaga) 348
How Turquoises Were Obtained (Pima) 349
The Origin of the Buffalo and of Corn (Cheyenne) 352
The Origin of the Medicine Arrows (Cheyenne) 355
The Discovery of Fire (Mohawk) 360
The Origin of Wampum (Onondaga) 362
The Four Winds (Iroquois) 363
The Great Gift (Mohawk) 365
The Origin of Tides (Tsimshian) 367
XI. Tales Influenced by European Fairy Tales and Folk Tales
The Magical Food, Belt, and Flute (Micmac) 371
Oochigeopch, the Transformed Bridegroom (Micmac) 378
The Poor Turkey Girl (Zuni) 380
The Wives of the Storm-God (Pueblo) 388
The Prince and the Peasant Girl (Micmac) 390
The Magical Dancing Doll (Micmac) 394
The Old Man's Lessons to His Nephew (Iroquois) 400
The Story of Jack and His Brother (Thompson) 401
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