Old Indian Legends Stories From The Dakotas

Author: Zitkala-Sa
Publisher: Abela Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 1907256253
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THE legends contained in this volume are relics of the USA's once virgin soil. These and many others are the tales the American Indians loved so much to hear beside the night fire. For these people the personified elements and other spirits played in a vast world right around the center fire of the wigwam. Iktomi, the snare weaver, Iya, the Eater, and Old Double-Face are not wholly fanciful creatures. In this volume you will find fourteen stories from the Dakotas. Stories of Iktomi and the Ducks, the Badger and the Bear, Iktomi and the Coyote, the Toad and the Boy, the Shooting of the Red Eagle and more. Under an open sky, nestling close to the earth, the old Dakota story- tellers have told these legends time and again. While it is easy to recognize such legends without difficulty, the renderings may vary in little incidents. Here, Zitkala-Sa has tried to transplant the native spirit of these tales -- root and all -- into the English language, since America in the last few centuries has acquired a second tongue. So now, the old legends of North America now belong quite as much to the blue-eyed little patriot as to the land's black-haired aborigine. And when they are grown tall may they, in their wisdom, not lack interest in a further study of American Indian folklore. A study which so strongly suggests the USA's near kinship with the rest of humanity and points a steady finger toward the great brotherhood of mankind. So settle down in a comfy chair and journey back to a time when these stories were told around campfires, to the delight of young and old alike. 33% of the net sale from this book will be donated to the American Indian Education Fund. A Social Enterprise Project - YESTERDAY'S BOOKS for TODAY'S CHARITIES

American Indian Stories And Old Indian Legends

Author: Zitkala-Sa
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486796078
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Two essential collections by a noted Sioux author: American Indian Stories assembles short stories as well as autobiographical and political essays, and Old Indian Legends features tales from the oral tradition.

Old Indian Legends And A Warrior S Daughter

Author: Zitkala-Sa
Publisher: Library of Alexandria
ISBN: 1465559442
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IKTOMI is a spider fairy. He wears brown deerskin leggins with long soft fringes on either side, and tiny beaded moccasins on his feet. His long black hair is parted in the middle and wrapped with red, red bands. Each round braid hangs over a small brown ear and falls forward over his shoulders. He even paints his funny face with red and yellow, and draws big black rings around his eyes. He wears a deerskin jacket, with bright colored beads sewed tightly on it. Iktomi dresses like a real Dakota brave. In truth, his paint and deerskins are the best part of him—if ever dress is part of man or fairy. Iktomi is a wily fellow. His hands are always kept in mischief. He prefers to spread a snare rather than to earn the smallest thing with honest hunting. Why! he laughs outright with wide open mouth when some simple folk are caught in a trap, sure and fast. He never dreams another lives so bright as he. Often his own conceit leads him hard against the common sense of simpler people. Poor Iktomi cannot help being a little imp. And so long as he is a naughty fairy, he cannot find a single friend. No one helps him when he is in trouble. No one really loves him. Those who come to admire his handsome beaded jacket and long fringed leggins soon go away sick and tired of his vain, vain words and heartless laughter. Thus Iktomi lives alone in a cone-shaped wigwam upon the plain. One day he sat hungry within his teepee. Suddenly he rushed out, dragging after him his blanket. Quickly spreading it on the ground, he tore up dry tall grass with both his hands and tossed it fast into the blanket. Tying all the four corners together in a knot, he threw the light bundle of grass over his shoulder. Snatching up a slender willow stick with his free left hand, he started off with a hop and a leap. From side to side bounced the bundle on his back, as he ran light-footed over the uneven ground. Soon he came to the edge of the great level land. On the hilltop he paused for breath. With wicked smacks of his dry parched lips, as if tasting some tender meat, he looked straight into space toward the marshy river bottom. With a thin palm shading his eyes from the western sun, he peered far away into the lowlands, munching his own cheeks all the while. "Ah-ha!" grunted he, satisfied with what he saw. A group of wild ducks were dancing and feasting in the marshes. With wings outspread, tip to tip, they moved up and down in a large circle. Within the ring, around a small drum, sat the chosen singers, nodding their heads and blinking their eyes.

Old Indian Tales

Author: Zitkala Sa
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781537699295
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Old Indian Tales by Zitkala Sa. These Tales are relics of our country's once virgin soil. These and many others are the tales the little black-haired aborigine loved so much to hear beside the night fire. Iktomi, the snare weaver, Iya, the Eater, and Old Double-Face are not wholly fanciful creatures. Under an open sky, nestling close to the earth, the old Dakota story-tellers have told me these legends. In both Dakotas, North and South, I have often listened to the same story told over again by a new story-teller. While I recognized such a legend without the least difficulty, I found the renderings varying much in little incidents. Generally one helped the other in restoring some lost link in the original character of the tale. And now I have tried to transplant the native spirit of these tales -- root and all -- into the English language, since America in the last few centuries has acquired a second tongue.

American Indian Folklore Tales Myths And Legends 7 Book Set

Author: Various
Publisher: Abela Publishing Ltd
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A collection of 7 American Indian, or Native American, folklore books containing legends, myths and tales for children with a total of 230 stories spread across almost 1,400 pages of old and forgotten books. Herein you will find stories from the Hopi, Atsugewi, Achomawi, the Dakotas and the Maidu plus three compilations of American Indian folklore from across North America. Also included is a complimentary selection of 15 stories from the Abela Collection pushing the number of stories you receive up to 245.The books in this collection are: ISBN TITLE 9780956058461 Folklore and Legends of the North American Indian 9781907256158 American Indian Fairy Tales 9781907256240 Achomawi and Atsugewi Myths and Tales 9781907256257 Old Indian Legends – Stories from the Dakotas 9781907256264 Indian Why Stories 9781907256356 Maidu Texts and Folklore 9781907256394 Traditions and Folklore of the Hopi FREE EBOOK Folklore, Fairy Tales, Myths and Legends from Around the World

Eastern European Folklore Fairy Tales Myths And Legends 5 Book Set At Wholesale Rates 60 Off

Author: Anon E Mouse
Publisher: Abela Publishing Ltd
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Herein you will find 5 books containing 84 old Eastern European folk and fairy tales, plus tales of dragons, both magnanimous and evil, tales of princes on their white chargers dashing in to rescue princesses in distress and tales of the little people - the fairy folk who stitch together each and every fairy tale. These books were bestsellers when they were first published, some over 120 years ago, at a time when people REALLY DID BELIEVE in fairies. These are tales from the forests and lane-side hedgerows as well as tales of fairy dances, which only ever occur at midnight under a full moon. And then there are tales of how lowly laborers applied their brains to a situation to win the hand of princesses and become kings of kingdoms. Plus there are other tales of how kings, forever protective of their precious princesses, set ever more difficult challenges to those wanting to win the hand of their daughters, who, of course, are the fairest and most beautiful in all the land! Ideal for parents, grandparents and lovers of fairy tales and of all things magic! In addition this is a unique collection for primary/elementary school libraries. TEACHERS read a page or two from each story at the end of the school day and have your students queuing up to hear the next part of the story day after day. Bibliographic Data ISBN, TITLE, # stories, #pages 978-1-909302-54-9 - Czechoslovak Fairy Tales 15 Stories, 236pg Illustrated. 978-1-909302-55-6 - Fairy Tales of the Slav Peasants and Herdsmen 20 Stories, 398pg Illustrated. 978-1-909302-23-5 - The Key of Gold - 23 Czech Folk Tales, 200pg Illustrated. 978-1-909302-44-0 - The Shoemaker's Apron - 20 Czechoslovak fairy tales, 270pg Illustrated. 978-1-909302-67-9 - Polish Fairy Tales 6 Stories, 192pg Illustrated. So, all-in-all, you will receive 84 stories and tales spread across 1,296 sumptuously illustrated pages. The 6th FREE ebook is Folklore, Fairy Tales, Myths and Legends from Around the World which contains 15 complimentary folk and fairy tales from the Abela catalogue. Go, find a comfy chair, and sit back with a hot toddy, and enjoy a change of scenery and a change of pace and be whisked away to a land far, far away where only magical things happen.

Canadian Fairy Tales 26 Canadian Indian Folk And Fairy Tales

Author: Anon E. Mouse
Publisher: Abela Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 8827575367
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The 26 tales in this collection, were gathered from various parts of Canada—at a time when the most convenient method of travel was by the Canadian waterways. The compiler traveled the rivers, lakes and oceans where sailors and fishermen still watched the stars. He gathered them in forest clearings where lumbermen still retained remnants of the old and now vanished way of life; where Indians used to barter for their goods and from remote country places where women spin and speak with reverence of the days of their fathers. The 26 tales in this volume are: How Glooskap Made The Birds The Rabbit And The Grain Buyers Saint Nicholas And The Children The Fall Of The Spider Man The Boy Who Was Called Thick-Head Rabbit And The Indian Chief Great Heart And The Three Tests The Boy Of The Red Twilight Sky How Raven Brought Fire To The Indians The Girl Who Always Cried Ermine And The Hunter How Rabbit Deceived Fox The Boy And The Dragon Owl With The Great Head And Eyes The Tobacco Fairy From The Blue Hills Rainbow And The Autumn Leaves Rabbit And The Moon-Man The Children With One Eye The Giant With The Grey Feathers The Cruel Stepmother The Boy Who Was Saved By Thoughts The Song-Bird And The Healing Waters The Boy Who Overcame The Giants The Youth And The Dog-Dance Sparrow's Search For The Rain The Boy In The Land Of Shadows The skeleton of each story has been left for the most part unchanged, although the languages differ somewhat from that of the story-tellers from whose lips the writer heard them. Fairy tales make a universal appeal both to old and young; to the young because it is the fantasy world into which they can retreat, and to the old because they are conscious again of the spirit of youth as they read such tales to their children and grandchildren, and rejoice in the illusion that after all there is not a great difference of age which separates the generations. ============== TAGS: Folklore, fairy tales, myths, legends, children’s stories, childrens, fables, bedtime, Canadian, North American, American Indian, Native American, First Nation, Glooskap, Made The Birds, Rabbit, Grain Buyers, Saint Nicholas, Fall, Spider Man, Boy, Thick-Head, Indian Chief, Great Heart, Three Tests, Red, Twilight Sky, Raven, Fire, Girl, Always Cried, Ermine, Hunter, Deceive, Fox, Dragon, Owl, Great Head, Eyes, Tobacco, Fairy, Blue Hills, Rainbow, Autumn Leaves, Moon-Man, One Eye, Giant, Grey Feathers, Cruel Stepmother, Thoughts, Song-Bird, Healing Waters, Overcame, overcome, Youth, Dog-Dance, Sparrow, Search, Rain, Land Of Shadows

Old Indian Legends Classic Reprint

Author: Zitkala-Sa Zitkala-Sa
Publisher: Forgotten Books
ISBN: 9780331106305
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Excerpt from Old Indian Legends There were other worlds of legendary folk for the young aborigine, such as The Star Men of the Sky, The Thunder Birds Blink ing Zigzag Lightning, and The Mysterious Spirits of Trees and Flowers.' Under an open Sky, nestling close to the earth, the Old Dakota story-tellers have told me these legends. In both Dakotas, North and South I have Often listened to the same story told over again by a new story-teller. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

Old Indian Legends

Author: Zitkala-Sa
Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.
ISBN: 1605203785
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"I beg of you make me into a bird with green and purple feathers like yours!" implored Iktomi, tired now of playing the brave in beaded buckskins. The peacock then spoke to Iktomi: "I have a magic power." My touch will change you in a moment into the most beautiful peacock if you can keep one condition." "Yes! yes!" shouted Iktomi, jumping up and down, patting his lips with his palm, which caused his voice to vibrate in a peculiar fashion. "Yes! yes! I could keep ten conditions if only you would change me into a bird with long, bright tail feathers. Oh, I am so ugly! I am so tired of being myself! Change me! Do!" -from "Iktomi and the Fawn" The Lakota writer Zitkala-Sa, or "Red Bird"-the pen name of Native American author, teacher, and activist GERTRUDE SIMMONS BONNIN (1876-1938)-is renowned for being among the first tellers of contemporary Native American history, culture, and experience in her own voice, unaltered by outside influences. Here, she gathers legends and stories she learned as a child on the Yankton Reservation. This replica of the first 1901 edition includes the tales of: [ "Iktomi and the Ducks" [ "Iktomi's Blanket" [ "Iktomi and the Muskrat" [ "The Badger and the Bear" [ "Shooting of the Red Eagle" [ "Dance in a Buffalo Shell" [ "The Toad and the Boy" [ "Iya, the Camp-Eater" [ and more.

Achomawi And Atsugewi Myths And Tales

Author: Various
Publisher: Abela Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 1907256245
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Ask anyone anywhere in the world to name an American Indian tribe and the names “Apache”, “Cheyenne” or "Sioux" immediately come to mind. We have Hollywood to thanks for this. But ask where in the world the Achomawi or the Atsugewi can be found and you will most likely be given blank stares – unless of course if you are a resident of northern California, northern Nevada or maybe Southern Oregon. Both tribes form part of the Shastan stock, of which the Shasta are perhaps the best-known members. In this volume you will find 17 of their tales. Stories like The Search For Fire, The Creation Myth, The Making Of Daylight, Loon Woman, Hawk Man, Pine Marten And The Bead Sisters and more. So download a copy and settle down in a comfy armchair and explore the folklore, myths and legends of these relatively unknown American Indian tribes. THE myths and tales in this volume were secured during the summers of 1900 and 1903 by Roland B. Dixon, while engaged in work among the tribes of northeastern California for the Huntington Expedition of the American Museum of Natural History. Some were secured in text, but nearly half were obtained only in brief form in English. The last myths were gathered by Jeremiah Curtain from the Atsugewi, or Hat Creek Indians, the remainder from the Achomawi or Pit River tribe. 10% of the profit from the sale of this book will be donated to Charities. TAGS: Folklore, fairy, tales, myths, legends, children’s, stories, bedtime, fables, American Indian, native American, first people, Achomawi, Atsugewi, Creation Myth, Making Of Daylight, Hawk Man, Search For Fire, Loon Woman, Lost Brother, Bluejay, Lizard, Grizzly-Bear, Silver Fox, Coyote, Mole And The Sun, Coyote and the Cloud, Flint Man, Pine Marten, Marry, Bead Sisters, Kangaroo Rat, Races With Coyote, Buzzard Brothers, Wood Worm, House Of Silver-Fox, Fish Hawk, Daughter