From the Osage creation myth to legendary rivalries over the plains buffalo, American folklorist Katharine Berry Judson has compiled a rich collection of Native American folk stories. Drawing on documentation found in the annual reports of the Bureau of American Ethnology and the publications of the United States Geographical and Geological Survey, this 1913 volume contains authentic myths and legends of indigineous peoples of the Great Plains region of the United States.
This vintage book contains a comprehensive guide to the myths and legends of the Great Plains of America. From the creation of the world to the origin of the buffalo, this volume covers all aspects of the Plains Indians' beliefs, complete with examples of authentic works of art, songs, stories, and more. This volume is highly recommended for those with an interest in culture of the native Americans, and it would make for a worthy addition to allied collections. Contents include: “The Creation”, “How the World was Made”, “The Flood and the Rainbow”, “The First Fire”, “The Ancestors of People”, “Origin of Strawberries”, “Sacred Legend”, “The Legend of the Peace Pipes”, “A Tradition of the Calumet”, “The Sacred Pole”, “Ikto and the Thunders”, “The Thunder Bird”, “The Thunder Bird” et cetera. Many vintage books such as this are increasingly scarce and expensive. We are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern edition complete with a specially commissioned new introduction.