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The bear knife, and other American Indian tales
collected by Ruth-Inge Heinze ; illustrated by Scott Fray.

Published 1993 by Bramble Books in Norfolk, Conn .
Written in English.

Table of Contents

Tales of the beginning: Creation story (Sedonia Cahill)
How the world came into being (Iroquois)
The first fire (Iroquois)
Origin of the peace pipe (Omaha)
Origin of the thunder pipe (Blackfoot)
Origin of the bear spear (Blackfoot)
Origin of the beaver bundle (Arikara)
First medicine wheel (Jan Ogren as told by the circle of grandmother and grandfather story tellers)
Origin of the strawberries (Iroquois)
Origin of corn (Arikara)
Tales of great men and women: Is'tu-un, the knife (Blackfoot/Adolf Spohr)
Scarface or the first sweat lodge (Lewis E. Mehl)
Big sister's sacrifice or how the Milky Way came into being (Lewis E. Mehl)
Smoking-star I (Blackfoor)
Smoking-star II (Blackfoot)
Seven stars of the Big Dipper (Blackfoot)
Falling-star (Dakota)
Ghost tales: Buffalo spirit (Teton)
Eagle's revenge (Iroquois)
Birds omen (Dakota)
Cross Bull and the ghost (Blackfoot)
Cross-roads (Omaha)
Singing ghost (Ponca)
Man who shot a ghost (Teton)
Man who wrestled a ghost (Teton)
Ghost's revenge (Dakota)
Fables: Old-woman-who-never-dies (Mandan)
Old man and the squirrels (Blackfoot)
Chief of the birds (Omaha)
Buffalo Bill and the grizzly bear (Omaha)
Race between hummingbird and crane (Iroquois)
Why peasants pound the corn (Iroquois)
Why turkeys gobble (Iroquois)
Ikto and the snow storm (Teton)
Ikto and the turtle (Teton)
Ictinike and the turtle (Omaha)
Ictinike and the creators (Omaha)
Coyote and grey fox (Ponca)
How hare escaped the wolves (Iroquois)
How hare lost his fat (Omaha)
How flint visited hare (Iroquois)
How hare caught the sun in a trap (Omaha)
Why stags have blunt teeth (Iroquois)
Great-turtle on war path (Omaha)
Tales from our time: A traditional story (Jurgen Kremer)
Girl who wanted to know what it is like to be a butterfly (Jan Ogren)
The singer (Sedonia Cahill, adapted from C.P. Estes' Women who run with the wolves)
The village (Bird Brother)


Library of Congress
E98.F6 H55 1994

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