Myths and Legends of the Sioux

Myths and Legends of the Sioux This is a pre historical reproduction that was curated for quality Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digiti

  • Title: Myths and Legends of the Sioux
  • Author: Marie L. McLaughlin
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 499
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • This is a pre 1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digitization process Though we have made best efforts the books may have occasional errors that do not impede the reading experience We believe this work is culturally importanThis is a pre 1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digitization process Though we have made best efforts the books may have occasional errors that do not impede the reading experience We believe this work is culturally important and have elected to bring the book back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide.

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    1. I received a copy of Myths And Legends of The Sioux by Marie McLaughlin when it was the ForgottenBooks daily free download. As the book was originally published in 1916 I am including it as my 1910s read for the / Bookcrossing Decade Challenge.Marie McLaughlin had a Sioux grandmother and spent much of her life living amongst the remaining Indians after they were forced into reservations. She spoke the Sioux language and recorded the tales in this collection directly from the tribal elders, unde [...]

    2. This book was a solid entry into Sioux folklore and mythology. (However, as a Native American myself, I found the book Forward a bit condescending.) With that said, some of the Native American tales in this book can be a hard read because many of the traditional tales don't follow the same three act structure of traditional Western stories. In his own book, Karl Kroeber, the author of "Native American storytelling : a reader of myths and legends", summed up the unique otherness of Native America [...]

    3. Published in 1913, this book chronicles a series of stories that Marie McLaughlin preserved for posterity. They were all kept in an oral tradition and were given to her directly from older men and women of the Sioux. I was fascinated by the idea of being able to read the exact stories and legends that were told from person to person among Native American people. I enjoyed the stories, but the reality fell short for me. While they were interesting and mostly engaging, most of them were at least a [...]

    4. To understand, this book is true to the form of the fairy tale. Fairy tales don't always make perfect sense and often have unusual twists and turns that are, at best, implausible. Think on Lewis Caroll's "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland." Fairy tales are *supposed* to have delightful silliness in them. Fairy tales also often have lessons, teaching that is not presumptive because it is not preachy. The child may quietly take this or that from the story and live their lives accordingly. Unktomi ( [...]

    5. kinda interesting. i kept expecting these myths and legends to have some type of point…no dice. mostly weird.

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