Skunny Wundy: Seneca Indian Tales / Edition 1

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Anthropologist Parker collected these stories while growing up on the Cattaraugus Indian Reservation in New York. Handed down orally through the generations, these yarns were permanently captured on paper for the first time in this 1926 volume.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780815602927
  • Publisher: Syracuse University Press
  • Publication date: 8/28/1994
  • Series: Iroquois and Their Neighbors Series
  • Edition description: Syracuse University Press ed
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 1,523,567
  • Product dimensions: 5.52 (w) x 8.54 (h) x 0.67 (d)

Table of Contents

The One Who Listened
Gawaso Wanneh
From the Introduction to the First Edition 9
Skunny Wundy Tricks Old Fox 13
How Fox and Raccoon Tricked One Another 23
Raccoon and the Three Roasting Geese 31
How the Wood Duck Got His Red Eyes and Sojy Had His Coat Spoiled 43
Wink, the Lazy Bird, and the Red Fox 52
Why Ted-Oh, the Woodchuck, Climbs a Tree 60
How Joeagah, the Raccoon, Ate the Crabs 68
The Owl's Big Eyes 72
The Woeful Tale of Long Tail Rabbit and Long Tail Lynx 75
How the Rabbit's Lip Was Split 85
Oseedah, the Rabbit Gambler 95
How Chief Bear Lost His Tail 102
The Buffalo and the Mean Old Bear 109
The Porcupine's Quills 117
The Mink and the Eagle 124
The Box Tortoise's Shell 132
How the Bluebird Gained the Color of the Sky and the Gray Wolf Gained and Lost It 139
Turtle Gains a Long Neck and Reveals That He Is Good for Soup 146
How the Conifers Flaunt the Promise of Spring 153
The Turtle's War Party 159
How Turtle Won the Race with Beaver 165
Turtle Runs a Race with Bear 171
The Grand Sagamore Who Wandered Afar 177
The Buffalo's Hump and the Brown Birds 183
Toad Brother's Warts and the Peeper's Peep 190
How Moose and Turkey Scalped the Giants 196
Weasel and Old Snowy Owl 204
The Ghost of the Great White Stag 213
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