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Indian Tales And Others

Author : John Gneisenau Neihardt
ISBN : 080328358X
Genre : Fiction
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Before Black Elk Speaks, before his epic poem A Cycle of the West, John G. Neihardt wrote many short stories that found favor with readers and critics. Among his best were the seventeen collected in Indian Tales and Others in 1926 and now available for the first time in paperback. "The Singer of the Ache," considered Neihardt's highest achievement in short fiction, portrays young Moon-Walker's quest for supernatural powers achieved at a price. Other Indian tales include "The Look in the Face," one of many about a social outcast; "The White Wakunda," about a Christ figure; "The Mark of Shame," concerning murder as a violation of the natural order; "Vylin" and "Mignon," moral fables about Indian-white marriages; "The Last Thunder Song"; and "Dreams Are Wiser Than Men."Other stories, set on the frontier, are "The Scars," "The Nemesis of the Deuces," "The Revolt of a Sheep," "The Parable of the Sack," "The Art of Hate," and perhaps Neihardt's most popular tale, "The Alien," in which a fur trapper makes a pet of a she-wolf, with unex-pected consequences. "The Red Roan," a ghost story, and "Beyond the Spectrum," about a man who may have stepped outside his body permanently, bring to a peak the strain of the supernatural that is apparent throughout the collection.
Category: Fiction

Indian Tales And Others

Author : John G. Neihardt
ISBN : UCAL:$B302099
Genre : Indians of North America
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Category: Indians of North America

Indian Tales

Author : Romila Thapar
ISBN : 9789351180067
Genre : Fiction
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The 16 stories in this collection of Indian heroes and heroines, their adventures, misfortunes and triumphs, of gods and demons and of animals, have been told to generations of children over the years.
Category: Fiction

Indian Tales

Author : Jaime de Angulo
ISBN : 189077166X
Genre : Fiction
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Based on Berkeley's KPFA radio broadcast program of Jamie de Angulo's Indian songs and stories, this book recounts an allegorical journey of Bear, his wife Antelope and their son Fox. Angulo, a linguist of California Indian languages, drew from his forty years among the Pit River tribe to create Indian Tales, which was first published in 1953. It is a quirky and humorous book, combining fact and fiction, literature and anthropology and appealing to both adults and children.
Category: Fiction

Indian Tales From Picuris Pueblo

Author : John Peabody Harrington
ISBN : IND:30000001283740
Genre : Fiction
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Noted linguist Harrington collected stories, songs, and folkways accounts of birth, death, and hunting customs from Rosendo Vargas of Picuris Pueblo. Story characters include Giants, Elf, Fish Maiden, Shell Hat, Butterflies, Magpietail Boy, Old Coyote, Dove Maidens, Big Nostril, others. Older children and adults will enjoy the authentic narratives, songs, information on the pueblo.
Category: Fiction

Drum

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ISBN : 0874838029
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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A retelling of the Indic folktale of a poor young boy who dreams of owning a drum and when he receives a magic stick, is able to create his own good luck.
Category: Juvenile Fiction

Folktales Of India

Author : Brenda E. F. Beck
ISBN : 0226040836
Genre : Fiction
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Presents approximately one hundred Indian folktales, translated from fourteen languages.
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A Twist In The Tale

Author : Aditi De
ISBN : 0143334972
Genre : Folklore
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Timeless tales from all over India. From Bengal to Bastar and Kashmir to Coorg, there are stories that have been handed down generations: bedtime stories for children, fireside stories for travellers, who have heard these tales, wondered at them and repeated them to others. In A Twist in the Tale: More Indian Folktales, Aditi De collects forty such stories from various parts of India and retells them with dollops of humour. A friendless crocodile, a timid mouse and a vain fox are among some of the eccentric characters that appear in this book. There is also a clever princess, a hapless priest with heron feathers flying out of his mouth, and galleries of rogues. Strange happenings are not uncommon, so a nail tree grows out of nail clippings and a beetle saves a man from the dungeons. Full of the details of everyday life, festivities and food, these ageless stories have seldom been so exciting and such fun. Accompanied by Uma Krishnaswamy's brilliant illustrations, this book will introduce the magic of Indian folktales to a new generation of readers.
Category: Folklore

Algonquin Indian Tales

Author : Egerton Ryerson Young
ISBN : 9783732620043
Genre : Fiction
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Reproduction of the original.
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The Bear Knife And Other American Indian Tales

Author : Ruth-Inge Heinze
ISBN : 0962618497
Genre : Fiction
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"Magnificent collection" (Jean Houston), unique in including [those] who are not of American Indian descent per se, but whose lives have been deeply moved by Indian spirituality.
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Traditional Narratives Of The Arikara Indians Stories Of Other Narrators Interlinear Linguistic Texts

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ISBN : 0803236921
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Until the late eighteenth century the Arikaras were one of the largest and most influential Indian groups on the northern plains. For centuries they have lived along the Missouri River, first in present South Dakota, later in what is now North Dakota. Today they share the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation in North Dakota with the Mandans and Hidatsas. Although their postcontact history and aspects of their culture are well documented, Douglas R. Parks's monumental four-volume work Traditional Narratives of the Arikara Indians represents the first comprehensive attempt to describe and record their language and literary traditions. Volumes 1 and 2 present transcriptions of 156 oral narratives in Arikara and include literal interlinear English translations. Volumes 3 and 4 contain free English translations of those narratives, making available for the first time a broad, representative group of Arikara oral traditions that will be invaluable not only to anthropologists and folklorists but to everyone interested in American Indian life and literature. The narratives cover the entire range of traditional stories found in the historical and literary tradition of the Arikara people, who classify their stories into two categories, true stories and tales. Here are myths of ancient times, legends of power bestowed, historical narratives, and narratives of mysterious incidents that affirm the existence today of supernatural power in the world, along with tales of the trickster Coyote and stories of the risque Stuwi and various other animals. In addition, there are accounts of Arikara ritualism: prayers and descriptions of how personal names are bestowed and how the Death Feast originated.
Category: Social Science

Traditional Narratives Of The Arikara Indians Stories Of Other Narrators English Translations

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ISBN : 0803236956
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Until the late eighteenth century the Arikaras were one of the largest and most influential Indian groups on the northern plains. For centuries they have lived along the Missouri River, first in present South Dakota, later in what is now North Dakota. Today they share the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation in North Dakota with the Mandans and Hidatsas. Although their postcontact history and aspects of their culture are well documented, Douglas R. Parks's monumental four-volume work Traditional Narratives of the Arikara Indians represents the first comprehensive attempt to describe and record their language and literary traditions. Volumes 1 and 2 present transcriptions of 156 oral narratives in Arikara and include literal interlinear English translations. Volumes 3 and 4 contain free English translations of those narratives, making available for the first time a broad, representative group of Arikara oral traditions that will be invaluable not only to anthropologists and folklorists but to everyone interested in American Indian life and literature. The narratives cover the entire range of traditional stories found in the historical and literary tradition of the Arikara people, who classify their stories into two categories, true stories and tales. Here are myths of ancient times, legends of power bestowed, historical narratives, and narratives of mysterious incidents that affirm the existence today of supernatural power in the world, along with tales of the trickster Coyote and stories of the risque Stuwi and various other animals. In addition, there are accounts of Arikara ritualism: prayers and descriptions of how personal names are bestowed and how the Death Feast originated.
Category: Social Science

Treasury Of American Indian Tales

Author : Theodore Whitson Ressler
ISBN : 9798672694276
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This is a collection of American Indian tales for pre-teen boys and girls, a fact that does not obviate the possibility of their interest to parents and youth leaders, as well. All have been tested by the author-compiler with youngsters in many settings-in homes, in church, Scout and Y groups, by the campfire, in meeting rooms, and even in buses.Those stories which the author has created are based upon Indian lore and customs. Many of the traditional stories were related to him by his Indian friends, descendants of the braves who first recounted them many generations ago. Both the original and the traditional tales are set down within the general context of Indian history, but without any pretense that the events actually took place.Authenticity, however, in the life, customs, and moral standards of the Indians has been striven for in each story. Throughout, an attempt has been made to impart, without "preaching" at youngsters, three major ethical values common to all American Indians-courage, honesty in dealing with others, and truthfulness in speech.The tales are of varying length, but all are short to conform with the interest span of average pre-teeners-and, hopefully, to leave them eager for the next story session. It will be noted that both Indian boys and girls play leading roles. The author has found that the appeal of each story has been equal for both sexes irrespective of whether it has a young hero or heroine.Parents and youth leaders will observe, too, that stress is placed in several stories upon the close father-son and mother-daughter relationship-completely true in Indian culture, and as much coveted in the formative pre-teen years of our own children today.Whether read to children, or adapted and retold to them, or read by children themselves, it is hoped that these stories will be cherished as much by them as by the hundreds of boys and girls who helped, unwittingly, to select them for this book.THEODORE WHITSON RESSLER
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The Basket Woman A Book Of Indian Tales For Children

Author : Mary Hunter Austin
ISBN : 9781465611260
Genre : Indians of North America
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The homesteader's cabin stood in a moon-shaped hollow between the hills and the high mesa; and the land before it stretched away golden and dusky green, and was lost in a blue haze about where the river settlements began. The hills had a flowing outline and melted softly into each other and higher hills behind, until the range broke in a ragged crest of thin peaks white with snow. A clean, wide sky bent over that country, and the air that moved in it was warm and sweet. The homesteader's son had run out on the trail that led toward the spring, with half a mind to go to it, but ran back again when he saw the Basket Woman coming. He was afraid of her, and ashamed because he was afraid, so he did not tell his mother that he had changed his mind. "There is the mahala coming for the wash," said his mother; "now you will have company at the spring." But Alan only held tighter to a fold of her dress. This was the third time the Indian woman had come to wash for the homesteader's wife; and, though she was slow and quiet and had a pleasant smile, Alan was still afraid of her. All that he had heard of Indians before coming to this country was very frightful, and he did not understand yet that it was not so. Beyond a certain point of hills on clear days he could see smoke rising from the campoodie, and though he knew nothing but his dreams of what went on there, he would not so much as play in that direction. The Basket Woman was the only Indian that he had seen. She would come walking across the mesa with a great cone-shaped carrier basket heaped with brushwood on her shoulders, stooping under it and easing the weight by a buckskin band about her forehead. Sometimes it would be a smaller basket carried in the same fashion, and she would be filling it with bulbs of wild hyacinth or taboose; often she carried a bottle-necked water basket to and from the spring, and always wore a bowl-shaped basket on her head for a hat. Her long hair hung down from under it, and her black eyes glittered beadily below the rim. Alan had a fancy that any moment she might pick him up with a quick toss as if he had been a bit of brushwood, and drop him over her shoulder into the great carrier, and walk away across the mesa with him. So when he saw her that morning coming down the trail from the spring, he hung close by his mother's skirts.
Category: Indians of North America

North American Indian Tales

Author : W. T. Larned
ISBN : 9780486111759
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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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.
Category: Juvenile Fiction

Old Indian Legends Stories From The Dakotas

Author : Zitkala-Sa
ISBN : 9781907256257
Genre : Social Science
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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
Category: Social Science