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Skunny Wundy; Seneca Indian tales.

Author: Arthur Caswell Parker; George Douglas Armstrong
Publisher: Chicago, A. Whitman [1970, ©1926]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A collection of timeless Native American fables and legends handed down by noted Seneca anthropologist Arthur C. Parker. These stories are the way by which a society communicates to its members the order and meaning to be found in the world around them.
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Genre/Form: Folklore
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Parker, Arthur Caswell, 1881-1955.
Skunny Wundy.
Chicago, A. Whitman [1970, ©1926]
(OCoLC)609872531
Material Type: Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Arthur Caswell Parker; George Douglas Armstrong
ISBN: 0807574058 9780807574058
OCLC Number: 139496
Notes: 1926 ed. published under title: Skunny Wundy and other Indian tales.
Description: 224 pages illustrations 22 cm
Contents: Skunny Wundy tricks old fox --
How fox and raccoon tricked one another --
Raccoon and the three roasting geese --
How the wood duck got his red eyes and Sojy had his coat spoiled --
Wink, the lazy bird, and the red fox --
Why Ted-Oh, the woodchuck, climbs a tree --
How Joeagah, the raccoon, ate the crabs --
The owl's big eyes --
The woeful tale of long tail rabbit and long tail lynx --
How the rabbit's lip was split --
Oseedah, the rabbit gambler --
How chief bear lost his tail --
The buffalo and the mean old bear --
The porcupine's quills --
The mink and the eagle --
The box tortoise's shell --
How the bluebird gained the color of the sky and the gray wolf gained and lost it --
Turtle gains a long neck and reveals that he is good for soup --
How the conifers flaunt the promise of spring --
The turtle's war party --
How turtle won the race with beaver --
Turtle runs a race with bear --
The Grand Sagamore who wandered afar --
The buffalo's hump and the brown birds --
Toad brother's warts and the Peeper's peep --
How moose and turkey scalped the giants --
Weasel and old snowy owl --
The ghost of the Great White Stag.
Other Titles: Skunny Wundy and other Indian tales
Responsibility: Illustrated by George Armstrong.

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A collection of timeless Native American fables and legends handed down by noted Seneca anthropologist Arthur C. Parker. These stories are the way by which a society communicates to its members the order and meaning to be found in the world around them.

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