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Old Indian legends (1902)

by Zitkala-Ša

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The century-old prose may seem a little precious at first, but stick with it. This is a delightful book of retold tales from the native people of the northern Great Plains. The author, Zitkala Ša, was a Dakota woman, and the illustrations to this book are also by a native artist. Zitkala Ša finds subtle ways to convey figures of speech, meaningful gestures, facial expressions, and other slices of life from the traditional Dakota culture. Iktomi, the immortal trickster, figures in most of the tales, which convey a moral lesson by inviting the reader to laugh at Iktomi's self-serving ways.
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Book Description: Lincoln University of Nebraska Press [1985]. Fine. 0803299036 A fine copy, probably never read.; Trade PB; B&W Illustrations. Illustrated by Illustrated by Angel De Cora. Binding is Soft cover; Fourth Printing.
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De Cora, AngelIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Early in the twentieth century a magnificent Sioux woman named Zitkala-Ša published these legends that she learned during her childhood on the Yankton Reservation. Her eastern education developed a writing talent that was put to good use in recording from oral tradition the exploits of Iktomi the trickster, Eya the glutton, the Dragon Fly, the Blood Clot boy, and other magical and mysterious figures, human and animal, known to the Sioux. Until her death in 1938, Zitkala-Ša stood between two cultures as preserver and translator.

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