Old Indian Legends

Old Indian Legends

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by Zitkala-Sa
     
 

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"[...]hurry off! Stop! halt!" urged one of the singers.
"Stop! stay! Show us what is in your blanket!" cried out other voices.
"My friends, I must not spoil your dance. Oh, you would not care to see if you only knew what is in my blanket. Sing on! dance on! I must not show you what I carry on my back," answered Iktomi, nudging his own sides with his elbows.…  See more details below

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"[...]hurry off! Stop! halt!" urged one of the singers.
"Stop! stay! Show us what is in your blanket!" cried out other voices.
"My friends, I must not spoil your dance. Oh, you would not care to see if you only knew what is in my blanket. Sing on! dance on! I must not show you what I carry on my back," answered Iktomi, nudging his own sides with his elbows. This reply broke up the ring entirely. Now all the ducks crowded about Iktomi.
"We must see what you carry! We must know what is in your blanket!" they shouted in both his ears. Some even brushed their wings against the mysterious bundle. Nudging himself again, wily Iktomi said, "My friends, 't is only a pack of songs I carry in my blanket."
"Oh, then let us hear your songs!" cried the curious ducks.
At length Iktomi consented to sing his songs. With delight all the ducks flapped their wings and cried together, "Hoye! hoye!"
Iktomi, with great care, laid down his bundle on the ground.
"I will build first a round straw house, for I never sing my songs in the open air," said he.
Quickly he bent green willow sticks, planting both ends of each pole into[...]".

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ISBN-13:
9781502872975
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
12/03/2015
Pages:
60
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.12(d)

Meet the Author

Zitkala-Ša (also known as Gertrude Bonnin) later published the largely autobiographical American Indian Stories, also available as a Bison Book.

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Old Indian Legends 3.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
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No problem with my refundm so...4stars for that!
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The book promises interesting stories, but the format is bad. Each page consists of a single line of text, and nothing more. You have to turn the page after each line, and I found it too disconcerting to read. If you think you can stand that, this is definitely worth your time. If the format issue is a problem, I suggest you look elsewhere.