INDIAN FAIRY BOOK.
FROM THE ORIGINAL LEGENDS.
With Illustrations by John McLenan.
ENGRAVED BY A. V. S. ANTHONY.
Indian fairy tales have been, time out of mind, in their original form, recited around the lodge-fires and under the trees, by the Indian story-tellers, for the entertainment of the red children of the West. They were originally interpreted from the old tales and legends by the late Henry R. Schoolcraft, and are now re-interpreted and developed by the Editor, so as to enable them, as far as worthy, to take a place with the popular versions of the Arabian Nights’ Entertainments, Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, and other world-renowned tales of Europe and the East, to which, in their original conception, they bear a resemblance in romantic interest and quaint extravagance of fancy. The Editor hopes that these beautiful and sprightly legends of the West, if not marred in the handling, will repay, in part at least, the glorious debt which we have incurred to the Eastern World for her magical gifts of the same kind.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
- I.—The Celestial Sisters
- II.—The Boy who Set a Snare for the Sun
- III.—Strong Desire and the Red Sorcerer
- IV.—The Wonderful Exploits of Grasshopper
- V.—The Two Jeebi
- VI.—Osseo, the Son of the Evening Star
- VII.—Gray Eagle and his Five Brothers
- VIII.—The Toad-Woman
- IX.—The Origin of the Robin
- X.—White Feather and the Six Giants
- XI.—Sheem, the Forsaken Boy
- XII.—The Magic Bundle
- XIII.—The Red Swan
- XIV.—The Man with his Leg Tied Up
- XV.—The Little Spirit or Boy-Man
- XVI.—The Enchanted Moccasins
- XVII.—He of the Little Shell
- XVIII.—Manabozho, the Mischief-Maker
- XIX.—Leelinau, the Lost Daughter
- XX.—The Winter Spirit and his Visitor
- XXI.—the Fire-Plume
- XXII.—Weendigoes and the Bone-Dwarf
- XXIII.—The Bird Lover
- XXIV.—Bokwewa the Humpback
- XXV.—The Crane that Crossed the River
- XXVI.—Wunzh, the Father of Indian Corn
Frontispiece.—The Celestial Sisters
The Bear Servants
The Man with his Leg Tied Up
The Morning Star and Her Brother