This is a collection of Native American folklore, retold for children and young adults, compiled over a century ago. Within you will find stories like Snowbird and the Water Tiger, The Coyote or Prairie Wolf, How Mad Buffalo Fought the Thunder-Bird, The Red Swan, The Bended Rocks and many more. You will even find a description of Iagoo the storyteller.
This is the second edition of this book, which was originally published in 1895 and titled Snow Bird and the Water Tiger and other American Indian Tales. The uncredited illustrations are nice examples of children's book art from the period.
The compiler, probably not a Native American herself, drew on authentic lore from a wide variety of culture regions, but sprinkled in stereotypical language and anomalous items from the woodland area like "squaw," "papoose," "wigwam". However, the author was obviously well-intentioned and, for her time, appears to have had a fairly progressive attitude. Notably, she preserves some of the motifs in the stories such as grotesque monsters and cross-dressing, which some other children's book authors of her day (and ours) might have glossed over.
10% of the profit from the sale of this book will be donated to charities.
TAGS: Iagoo, Story-Teller Himself, Snowbird, Water-Tiger, Coyote, Prairie Wolf, How Mad Buffalo Fought the Thunder-Bird, Red Swan, Bended Rocks, White Hawk, Lazy, Magic Feather, Star Maiden, Fighting Hare, Great Head, Adventures of Living Statue, Turtle-Dove, Sage-Cock, Witch, Island of Skeletons, Stone-Shirt, One-Two, Great Wizard, White Cloud, Visit, Sun-Prince