Old Indian Legends

Old Indian Legends PDF
Author: Zitkala-Sa
Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.
ISBN: 1605203785
Size: 55.42 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 204
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Book Description: "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.

Old Indian Legends

Old Indian Legends PDF
Author: Zitkala-S̈a
Publisher:
ISBN:
Size: 41.85 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Category : Dakota Indians
Languages : en
Pages : 165
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American Indian Stories And Old Indian Legends

American Indian Stories and Old Indian Legends PDF
Author: Zitkala-Sa
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486796078
Size: 33.21 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 160
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Book Description: 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 14 Native American Legends From The Dakotas

OLD INDIAN LEGENDS   14 Native American Legends from the Dakotas PDF
Author: Anon E. Mouse
Publisher: Abela Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 8827502432
Size: 54.62 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 109
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Book Description: 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 recognise 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. In this volume you will find these fourteen stories and legends from the Dakotas: Iktomi And The Ducks Iktomi's Blanket Iktomi And The Muskrat Iktomi And The Coyote Iktomi And The Fawn The Badger And The Bear The Tree-Bound Shooting Of The Red Eagle Iktomi And The Turtle Dance In A Buffalo Skull The Toad And The Boy Iya, The Camp-Eater Manstin, The Rabbit The Warlike Seven THESE 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. It was around such fires that these 14 stories would have been told The old legends of North America now belong quite as much to the fair-skinned 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, and by which one is so forcibly impressed with the possible earnestness of life as seen through the teepee door! If it be true that much lies "in the eye of the beholder," then in the American aborigine, as in any other race, sincerity of belief, though it were based upon mere optical illusion, demands a little respect. After all, at heart, they are much like other peoples. We invite you to 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. ============= KEYWORDS-TAGS: old indian legends, Dakotas, north Dakota, south Dakota, 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, iktomi, ducks, blanket, muskrat, coyote, fawn, badger, bear, tree bound, shooting red eagle, turtle, dance, buffalo skull, toad, the boy, iya, camp eater, manstin, rabbit, warlike, seven, Midwestern United States, Midwest, Black Hills, Deadwood, Fort Buford, Standing Rock, Wounded Knee, Upper Missouri River, Bismark, Rapid City, Sioux Falls, Pine Ridge, Rosebud, Grand Forks, Lake Traverse, I29, I94, I90

Old Indian Legends

Old Indian Legends PDF
Author:
Publisher: ICON Group International
ISBN:
Size: 46.46 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Category :
Languages : en
Pages :
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Old Indian Legends

Old Indian Legends PDF
Author: 1876-1938
Publisher: BiblioBazaar, LLC
ISBN: 9781110773503
Size: 27.42 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 206
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Book Description: This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality. Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digitization process. Though we have made best efforts - the books may have occasional errors that do not impede the reading experience. We believe this work is culturally important and have elected to bring the book back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide.

Old Indian Legends Webster S Chinese Traditional Thesaurus Edition

Old Indian Legends  Webster s Chinese Traditional Thesaurus Edition  PDF
Author: Zitkala-Sa
Publisher: ICON Group International
ISBN: 9780546520491
Size: 49.77 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Category :
Languages : en
Pages : 81
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Book Description: Webster's edition of this classic is organized to expose the reader to a maximum number of difficult and potentially ambiguous English words. Rare or idiosyncratic words and expressions are given lower priority compared to "difficult, yet commonly used" words. Rather than supply a single translation, many words are translated for a variety of meanings in Chinese Traditional, allowing readers to better grasp the ambiguity of English, and avoid using the notes as a pure translation crutch. Having the reader decipher a word's meaning within context serves to improve vocabulary retention and understanding. Each page covers words not already highlighted on previous pages. If a difficult word is not translated on a page, chances are that it has been translated on a previous page.

Old Indian Legends Webster S Spanish Thesaurus Edition

Old Indian Legends  Webster s Spanish Thesaurus Edition  PDF
Author: Zitkala-Sa
Publisher: ICON Group International
ISBN: 9780546405279
Size: 39.71 MB
Format: PDF
Category :
Languages : en
Pages : 80
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Book Description: Webster's edition of this classic is organized to expose the reader to a maximum number of difficult and potentially ambiguous English words. Rare or idiosyncratic words and expressions are given lower priority compared to "difficult, yet commonly used" words. Rather than supply a single translation, many words are translated for a variety of meanings in Spanish, allowing readers to better grasp the ambiguity of English, and avoid using the notes as a pure translation crutch. Having the reader decipher a word's meaning within context serves to improve vocabulary retention and understanding. Each page covers words not already highlighted on previous pages. If a difficult word is not translated on a page, chances are that it has been translated on a previous page.

Old Indian Tales

Old Indian Tales PDF
Author: Zitkala Sa
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781537699295
Size: 21.93 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category :
Languages : en
Pages : 52
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Book Description: 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.

Old Indian Legends American Indian Stories

Old Indian Legends   American Indian Stories PDF
Author: Zitkala-Sa
Publisher: TGS Publishing
ISBN: 9781610336659
Size: 24.76 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Category :
Languages : en
Pages : 260
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Book Description: New Edition, Large Print, 15 point fontIktomi 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.