The Pawnee; Mythology

The Pawnee; Mythology

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1906 edition. Excerpt: ...young man. He had a cap made from woodpecker's feathers, and his robe had many stars upon it. They went home and entered the tipi of Crow-Feathers. They made their bed at the north side of the tipi, while Crow-Feathers had his bed in the south part of the tipi. In the night Crow-Feathers peeped, and he saw something strange happening. There seemed to be sparkling of fire going up from the robe of the young man. There was some kind of power upon the robe that made it look like many lights. The next morning Crow-Feathers saw that Burnt-Belly was handsome and dressed very fine. Crow-Feathers tried to imitate him in dress. His wife was mad at herself, for when Burnt-Belly first came to their tipi his wife asked her sister if she could pour some water into her bowl, so she could wash, and the sister refused. The next morning the older sister said: "You may take my bowl and let your husband wash his face in it." The younger girl refused and said: "I have my own bowl for my husband." The next day Burnt-Belly went off through the timber and caught a woodpecker and took it home. The next morning he told his wife to follow him, for he was going to his grandmother's to eat. He placed the woodpecker upon the top of his head. As they went on, the woodpecker flopped its wings and whistled. Crow-Feathers saw that the boy had a woodpecker and so he went out into the timber and somehow he caught a woodpecker and took it home. In the night Crow-Feathers saw the sparkling upon the young man's robe. He grunted and with the branch of a tree he struck the bed of hot coals. Then he threw the coals upon his robe. Early in the morning he found that he had burnt his robe, but nevertheless he took the woodpecker and tied it upon the hair on top of his head and said to his...
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  • Paperback | 246 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 13mm | 445g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236680669
  • 9781236680662