Wigwam Evenings

Wigwam Evenings : 27 Sioux Folk Tales

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Each of the 27 captivating tales in this rich collection, passed down from generation to generation, long ago provided an evening's entertainment and instruction for Sioux youngsters sitting spellbound around the campfire. Shortened and simplified for young readers and listeners of today, the stories include creation myths, animal fables reminiscent of Aesop, and stories of brave heroes, beautiful princesses, wicked witches, cruel giants, and other universal characters. In these stories, however, the characters unmistakably belong to the fascinating world of the Plains Indians. Among the memorable tales in this collection are "The Buffalo and the Field-Mouse," "The Raccoon and the Bee-Tree," "Unktomee and His Bundle of Songs," "The Festival of the Little People," "The Little Boy Man," "The First Battle," "The Beloved of the Sun," "The Laugh-Maker," "The Girl Who Married the Star," "North Wind and Star Boy," "The Magic Arrows," "The Ghost-Wife," and 15 more. Chosen by Charles A. Eastman, who was raised as a Sioux in the 1870s and 1880s, the tales include such unforgettable characters as Unktomee, the sly one (much like Br'er Fox of the Uncle Remus stories); Chanotedah (an Indian brownie or gnome); and the cannibal giants Eya and Double-Face. Young readers and students of Native American legend and lore will delight in these authentic, time-honored stories.show more

Product details

  • 0-5
  • Paperback | 79 pages
  • 135.9 x 213.6 x 6.6mm | 149.29g
  • Dover Publications Inc.
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0486413039
  • 9780486413037
  • 1,172,789

Table of contents

FIRST The Buffalo and the Field-Mouse SECOND The Frogs and the Crane THIRD The Eagle and the Beaver FOURTH The War-Party FIFTH The Falcon and the Duck SIXTH The Raccoon and the Bee-Tree SEVENTH The Badger and the Bear EIGHTH The Good-Luck Token NINTH Unktomee and His Bundle of Songs TENTH Unktomee and the Elk ELEVENTH The Festival of the Little People TWELFTH Eya the Devourer THIRTEENTH The Wars of Wakeeyan and Unktayhee FOURTEENTH The Little Boy Man FIFTEENTH The Return of the Little Boy Man SIXTEENTH The First Battle SEVENTEENTH The Beloved of the Sun EIGHTEENTH Wood-Chopper and Berry-Picker NINETEENTH The Son-in-Law TWENTIETH The Comrades TWENTY-FIRST The Laugh-Maker TWENTY-SECOND The Runaways TWENTY-THIRD The Girl Who Married the Star TWENTY-FOURTH North Wind and Star Boy TWENTY-FIFTH The Ten Virgins TWENTY-SIXTH The Magic Arrows TWENTY-SEVENTH The Ghost Wifeshow more

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