Myths and Legends of the Great Plains

Myths and Legends of the Great Plains

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"[...]medicine. They tried to do this. The first night, nearly all the animals stayed awake. The next night several of them dropped asleep. The third night still more went to sleep. At last, on the seventh night, only the owl, the panther, and one or two more were still awake. Therefore, to these were given the power to see in the dark, to go about as if it were day, and to kill and eat the birds and animals which must sleep during the night. Even some of the trees went to sleep. Only the cedar, the pine, the spruce, the holly, and the laurel were awake all seven nights. Therefore they are always green. They are also sacred trees. But to the other trees it was said, "Because you did not stay awake, therefore you shall lose your hair every winter."[...]."show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 114 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 6mm | 163g
  • Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1507712553
  • 9781507712559