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Indian Why Stories (Dover Children's Classics) Paperback – October 13, 1995
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Elders of the Blackfeet, Cree, and Chippewa (Ojibwa) people shared these wonderful tales with Frank B. Linderman in the late nineteenth century and early years of the twentieth century. War Eagle (the fictional name of Lindermans friend and Chippewa medicine man Pah-nah-to, or Full-of-dew), tells these stories to attentive youngsters after the first frost in the fall. He speaks of animal people, including a deer and an antelope in a footrace, a dancing fox who convulses a buffalo with laughter, a white beaver and ghost people, a huge snake in love with the moon, a sparrow hawk of conscience, and many others. These sparkling tales reveal a reverence for life, honesty, and the unity of creation.
This expanded edition features thirteen previously unpublished verse stories along with an introduction to those stories by Sarah Waller Hatfield, granddaughter of Linderman.
Frank B. Linderman (18691938) spent his adult life in Montana, first as a trapper and then as an author, politician, and businessman. He lived closely with the Salish, Blackfeet, Crows, and other Native peoples in the region and is the author of Plenty-coups: Chief of the Crows and Pretty-shield: Medicine Woman of the Crows, both available in Bison Books edition. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
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It was free. I'm satisfied. Paragraph and story seperation was a bit messed up, but I still read them fine.Published on August 9, 2013 by J. Bush
Not what I wanted. Thought it was a different kind of story. Only read 3 to 4 pages and quitPublished on February 20, 2013 by Sophia