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Description : A GREAT READ FOR KIDS! In 1891, the first buffalo was purchased for Golden Gate Park, Congress created the U.S. Courts of Appeals, the first woman was admitted to Yale University, American Express issued the first Travellers Checks, Thomas Edison patented the motion picture camera, and Henry Wadsworth Longfellow published The Song of Hiawatha. It was also the year that Folk Lore and Legends of the North American Indianwas first published by J.B. Lippincott. Folk Lore and Legends of the North American Indian is an exquisite compilation of North American Indian myths and legends as they existed in the late 1880s and early 1890s. These are the stories that were passed from mouth to mouth, teaching stories to help young Native Americans navigate through the uncertain journey of life that lay ahead. J.B. Lippincott gathered the stories from letters transported to him via the recently completed Transcontinental Pacific Railroad. These stories should not become just another page in the ever-increasing forest of the internet; they should not be accessible only with the use of electronic devices. All Americans are invited, especially Native Americans, to keep a copy of this sliver of their history in their bookshelves for their children and their children's children to read and treasure for years to come. This book has been especially republished to raise funds for the American Indian Education Fund, benefitting the education of Native Americans across the United States of America. ABELA PUBLISHING - YESTERDAYS BOOKS raising funds for TODAYS CHARITIES
Description : Seven authentic Native American tales, among them "The Little Boy and Girl in the Clouds," "The Child of the Evening Star," and "The Boy Who Snared the Sun." 29 new illustrations.
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Description : These 22 “Why” stories from the Blackfeet, Chippewa, and Cree tribes were handed down from father to son, with little variation, through countless generations. These 22 stories were used to teach the young ones about the environment in which they lived but also the lessons of life. But the time of the tribal story-teller has passed, and only here and there is to be found a patriarch who loves the legends from the old days. This book is an attempt to ensure that these memories are forever on record and never lost to future generations. Herein you will find the stories of: Why The Chipmunk's Back Is Striped How The Ducks Got Their Fine Feathers Why The Kingfisher Always Wears A War-Bonnet Why The Curlew's Bill Is Long And Crooked Old-Man Remakes The World Why Blackfeet Never Kill Mice How The Otter Skin Became Great "Medicine" Old-Man Steals The Sun's Leggings Old-Man And His Conscience Old-Man's Treachery Why The Night-Hawk's Wings Are Beautiful Why The Mountain-Lion Is Long And Lean The Fire-Leggings The Moon And The Great Snake Why The Deer Has No Gall Why The Indians Whip The Buffalo-Berries From The Bushes Old-Man And The Fox Why The Birch-Tree Wears The Slashes In Its Bark Mistakes Of Old-Man How The Man Found His Mate Dreams Retrospection This volume was written and recorded in a time when the great Northwest was rapidly becoming a settled country. With the passing of the traditional ways of the Indian, much of the America’s aboriginal folk-lore, rich in its fairy-like characters, and its relation to the lives of its native people, has been lost. There is a wide difference between folk-lore of the so-called Old World and that of America. The folk-stories of our European ancestors, transmitted orally through countless generations, show many evidences of distortion and of change in material particulars; but the American Indian seems to have been too fond of nature and too proud of tradition to have forgotten or changed the teachings of his forefathers. Like Polynesian folklore, they have changed little and have a childlike in simplicity, beginning with creation itself, and reaching to the whys and wherefores of nature's moods and eccentricities, these tales impress as being well worth saving. YESTERDAY'S BOOKS for TODAY'S CHARITIES 10% of the net sale will be donated to Charities. ====================== TAGS: fairy tales, folklore, myths, legends, children’s stories, children’s stories, bygone era, fairydom, fairy land, classic stories, children’s bedtime stories, fables, cultural, setting, American Indian, native American, why stories, Blackfeet, Chippewa, Cree, tribes, Montana, Wyoming, Idaho, North Dakota, South Dakota, Great Falls, Helena, Lewis and Clark, Flathead, Custer, Beaverhead, Deerlodge, Fort Peck, Wolf point, I15, I90, i94, why the chipmunk's back is striped, ducks, fine feathers, kingfisher, wears, war-bonnet, curlew's bill, long, crooked, old-man, remake, world, blackfeet, never kill, mice, otter skin, great medicine, old-man, steal, sun's leggings, conscience, treachery, night-hawk's wings. Beautiful, mountain-lion, long, lean, fire-leggings, moon, great snake, deer, no gall, whip, buffalo-berries, old-man, fox, birch-tree, slashes, bark, mistakes, how the man found his mate, dreams, retrospection
Description : More than 160 tales from eighty tribal groups gives us a rich and lively panorama of the Native American mythic heritage. From across the continent comes tales of creation and love; heroes and war; animals, tricksters, and the end of the world. In addition to mining the best folkloric sources of the nineteenth century, the editors have also included a broad selection of contemporary Native American voices. With black-and-white illustrations throughout Selected and edited by Richard Erdoes and Alfonso Ortiz Part of the Pantheon Fairy Tale and Folklore Library
Description : 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).