Indian Why Stories : Sparks from War Eagle's Lodge-Fire

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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Linderman, Frank Bird, 1869-1938
Format: eBook
Published: Project Gutenberg, 1996
Series:Project Gutenberg 606
Online Access: An ebook freely available from Project Gutenberg
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Table of Contents:
  • Why the chipmunk's back is striped
  • How the ducks got their fine feathers
  • Why the kingfisher always wears a war-bonnet
  • Why the curlew's bill is long and crooked
  • Old-man remakes the world
  • Why Blackfeet never kill mice
  • How the otter skin became great "medicine"
  • Old-man steals the sun's leggings
  • Old-man and his conscience
  • Old-man's treachery
  • Why the night-hawk's wings are beautiful
  • Why the mountain-lion is long and lean
  • The fire-leggings
  • The moon and the great snake
  • Why the deer has no gall
  • Why Indians whip the buffalo-berries from the bushes
  • Old-man and the fox
  • Why the birch-tree wears the slashes in its bark
  • Mistakes of Old-man
  • How the man found his mate
  • Dreams
  • Retrospection.