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A book of tales; being some myths of the North American Indians,

Author: Charles Erskine Scott Wood
Publisher: New York, The Vanguard Press [©1929]
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Genre/Form: Folklore
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Wood, Charles Erskine Scott, 1852-1944.
Book of tales.
New York, The Vanguard press [©1929]
(OCoLC)561566270
Online version:
Wood, Charles Erskine Scott, 1852-1944.
Book of tales.
New York, The Vanguard press [©1929]
(OCoLC)610112044
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Charles Erskine Scott Wood
OCLC Number: 2591804
Description: 165 pages 19 cm
Contents: How a beautiful maiden changed into a frog and leaped upon the face of the moon --
The deeds of Yehl, the mighty; How he placed the sun and moon and stars in the sky, and how beasts came to be --
How Yehl after freeing the wife of Gkooch slew him and changed him into a weasel --
How Yehl escaped from the fire demon and brought fire to the thlinkits --
How Yehl outwitted Kanukh and gave fresh water to the thlinkits --
How the Chilkaht river came to be --
How the Nez Perces got fire --
The love of Red Bear and Feather Cloud --
How the chipmunk came --
How the cayuses got fire --
How the Te-taw-ken came to be --
How the coyote got his cunning --
How salmon got into the Klamath River --
How the coyote stole fire for the Klamaths --
How the spirit coyote passed from earth --
How Mount Shasta was made and how grizzly bears came to be --
How the people came up from telow, and how the sun, moon and stars were placed in the sky --
How trout were made --
How animals and people were made, and how the moon was placed in the sky --
The tale of Shshauni and susshupkin.
Responsibility: retold by Charles Erskine Scott Wood.

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