The Indian's Friend Volume 18-19

The Indian's Friend Volume 18-19

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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. 1905 edition. Excerpt: ... her parents had had evidence of it before she was named. The Woman Who Shakes her Blanket ought to be a good housekeeper and we have no doubt she is; but Green Snake when applied to a sweet little girl doesn't seem in keeping with her nature. Wamniomni was true to his name--a regular whirlwind, but he couldn't be other than windy when his father was Tate VVaste (Goodwind), though why a descendant of Goodwind should be Whirlwind was always beyond our comprehension. How Beautiful He Stands was straight as an arrow, but Wahpizi (or Mr. Yellow Leaves as the boys called him) had not reached the scar and yellow leaf. It was never clear to us what connection there could be between Good Tobacco and the boy who bore that name. Mrs. Sittinggod is not at all majectic looking, nor has Cetaski any resemblance to a White Hawk. Mdo (Potato) got his name from his fondness for potatoes.--Progress. A Dakota Love Story. Miss Jennie Brooks in "Everyday Housekeeping" gives this charming Indian legend which an Indian school girl relates to her as she follows the unpoetical but necessary avocation of civilzation "in accompaniment to the rub-rub-rub of her washboard." "Once upon a time" (she begins it exactly this way, and I wonder if that phrase is universal in all tongues and languages), "there lived a princess who was the daughter of a great chief. She did nothing all the day long but watch the young braves of the tribe play ball. Her hand was to be given in marriage to the brave who could bring home the most scalps and stolen horses from the enemy. Then a prince, hearing this, entered the list, and went away with a lot of braves on the warpath. They toiled for many a day looking for the enemy. Well, they...show more

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  • Paperback | 198 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 11mm | 363g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236933907
  • 9781236933904