The Story of the Indian

The Story of the Indian

by George Bird Grinnell


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Written at the turn of the century by the founder of the National Audubon Society, Story of the Indian is an attempt to preserve the picturesque and original aspects of our western development when the figures of the real west were the Indian, the explorer, the soldier, the miner, the ranchman, the trapper and the railroad worker. As a famed explorer, naturalist and pioneer conservationist, George Bird Grinnell's knowledge of the west was gained by true-life experiences in ranching, mining and Indian life between Sonora and Vancouver, Texas and Dakota.

Intended to be stories of human interest rather than categories of facts, Grinnell, in his writing, takes us to the Indian council and campfire. He shows us how the Indians wooed and fought, hunted and prayed, ate and slept, breathing spirit into the scenes and preserving the qualities of reality.

The natives told these stories to Grinnell through an interpreter. His long association with the tribe enabled them to share their thoughts and feelings. He understood that although the red man had savage qualities, the most impressive characteristic of the Indian was his humanity.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780469178830
Publisher: Creative Media Partners, LLC
Publication date: 02/21/2019
Pages: 312
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.65(d)

About the Author

Without the diligent efforts of George Bird Grinnell, the oral histories and traditions of native Americans may never have been recorded for posterity. Famed explorer, naturalist, and pioneer conservationist, Grinnell was instrumental in establishing the National Park system. The Grinnell Glacier in Glacier National Park is named for him. Founder of the National Audubon Society (1886), longtime owner and editor of "Field and Stream" magazine.

Table of Contents

Chapter I.His Home1
Chapter II.Recreations16
Chapter III.A Marriage30
Chapter IV.Subsistence48
Chapter V.His Hunting71
Chapter VI.The War Trail87
Chapter VII.Fortunes of War101
Chapter VIII.Prairie Battlefields125
Chapter IX.Implements and Industries143
Chapter X.Man and Nature163
Chapter XI.His Creation182
Chapter XII.The World of the Dead195
Chapter XIII.Pawnee Religion202
Chapter XIV.The Old Faith and the New214
Chapter XV.The Coming of the White Man224
Appendix.The North Americans--Yesterday and To-day241

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