The Trail Book the Trail Book

Overview

Like a century-old version of *Night at the Museum,* 1918's *The Trail Book* is the story of two children whose quiet evenings at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City are enlivened by adventure. When 11-year-old Dorcas Jane and her brother, Oliver, see the life-size dioramas of Indian cultures and North American wildlife come alive, they step into the world of the ancient past and discover that much had been lost when ...
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Overview

Like a century-old version of *Night at the Museum,* 1918's *The Trail Book* is the story of two children whose quiet evenings at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City are enlivened by adventure. When 11-year-old Dorcas Jane and her brother, Oliver, see the life-size dioramas of Indian cultures and North American wildlife come alive, they step into the world of the ancient past and discover that much had been lost when European and Native American collided after the arrival of Columbus...

Much more than a children's story, *The Trail Book* is a classic of cultural study that readers of global history and the clash of civilizations continue to find intriguing today, with its unique perspective on the story of North America, told from the perspective of those who were already here when it was "discovered" by Europeans.

This edition features the original illustrations by Milo Winter, as well as the author's notes on the historical background of her tales and glossary of Indian and Spanish names.

American author MARY HUNTER AUSTIN (1868-1934) wrote numerous novels, poems, plays, and works of criticism, much of it centered on feminist, environmental, and multicultural issues. She is best remembered for her writing on matters concerning Native American rights and the deserts of the American Southwest.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781161479379
  • Publisher: Kessinger Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 5/23/2010
  • Pages: 190
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents

List Of Illustrations
I How Oliver And Dorcas Jane Found The Trail 1
II What The Buffalo Chief Told 5
III How The Mastodon Happened First To Belong To A Man, As Told By Arrumpa 11
IV The Second Part Of The Mastodon Story, Concerning The Trail To The Sea And The Talking Stick Of Taku-Wakin 22
V How Howkawanda And Friend-At-The-Back Found The Trail To The Buffalo Country; Told By The Coyote 34
VI Dorcas Jane Hears How The Corn Came To The Valley Of The Missi-Sippu; Told By The Corn Woman 48
VII A Telling Of The Salt Trail, Of Tse-Tse-Yote And The Delight-Makers; Told By Moke-Icha 65
VIII Young-Man-Who-Never-Turns-Back: A Telling Of The Tallegewi, By One Of Them 84
IX How The Lenni-Lenape Came From Shinaki And The Tallegewi Fought Them: The Second Part Of The Mound-Builder's Story 97
X The Making Of A Shaman: A Telling Of The lroquois Trail, By the Onondaga 112
XI The Pearls Of Cofachique: How Lucas De Ayllon Came To Look For Them And What The Cacia Far-Looking Did To Him; told By The Pelican 125
XII How The Iron Shirts Came To Tuscaloosa: A Telling Of The Tribute Road By The Lady Of Cofachique 139
XIII How The Iron Shirts Came Looking For The Seven Cities Of Cibola; Told By The Road-Runner 151
XIV How The Man Of Two Hearts Kept The Secret Of The Holy Places, Told By The Condor 163
XV How The Medicine Of The Arrows Was Broken At Republican River, Told By The Chief Officer Of The Dog Soldiers 179
Appendix 191
Glossary 207
Afterword 211
Notes 226
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