Alsea Texts and Myths

Alsea Texts and Myths

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1920 edition. Excerpt: ...While I have been suspecting such (a possibility), thou didst just keep on saying, 'It is the custom of the women from over there (to cany knives), '" said the younger (brother). Then all the people woke up. A general chase was going to be instituted by them. But as soon as a canoe was launched, it would sink (right) there. Then the people embarked in clamshells, but they would just whirl around. (It was a) long time before they finally got across. Then the chase was commenced by all. (But they could) not (do) anything. When those who participated in the chase came (to the edge of the sky), they (found that) they could not do anything; (for) they had no ways of going down. Then when they two came back to where they two had climbed up they (first) took off one arrow. At last they two came back with (the head of their father). And now they danced the war dance. Then they began to fix their (dual) father. They two tied his head with the bark of cedar. And they two also glued his head on with clay. "Keep on shaking thy head, now!" Verily, he now (did it). He would shake his head just a little, whereupon it would come off. Then they two put it together again. Once more they two were telling him, "Keep on shaking it again!" Then he did it, indeed, but it came off again. Finally, after the fifth attempt, it became tight. "Now thou art tight, keep on shaking it now!" On the fifth day they finally stopped. Then they two said to their father: "Thy name will be Woodpecker. The next generation will use thy feathers only while dancing." Then he flew away (and) turned into a Woodpecker. Thereupon his two children turned into dogs. Only now (it ends). 11. The Story Of The Dog-ohildren They two were living...
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  • Paperback
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 113g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236909496
  • 9781236909497