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Kootenai Why Stories

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Publisher Comments:

While trapping in Montana during the 1880s, young Frank B. Linderman befriended the Kootenai Indians. At their campfires he heard about Skinkoots the coyote, Co-pee the owl, Frog Chief, and the other animal people. The telling impressed him, and in 1926 he was able, from long familiarity, to translate the tales for Kootenai Why Stories.
 
Old-Man appears as the flawed undergod known by different names to other tribes, a figure provoking more hilarity than reverence. The frog is another prominent character in this northwestern Indian lore. Also recognizable for their distinctive attributes are the grizzly bear, deer, rabbit, and skunk. Making sense of nature, the stories explain why the coyote has thin legs, why the moose has a mooses nose, why the deer carries a black mark on the underjaw, and how the animals stole the springtime and put an end to winter. Lindermans retelling captures the mystery and spirit of a forested world.

Synopsis:

While trapping in Montana during the 1880s, young Frank B. Linderman listened to stories and legends told by Kootenai Indians around their campfires. In 1926 he translated the tales for KOOTENAI WHY STORIES. These stories explain the "why" of nature--such as why the coyote has thin legs. Linderman's retelling captures the mystery and spirit of a forested world. Illustrated.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. xiii-xiv).

About the Author

Frank B. Linderman (1869-1938) also wrote Indian Old-Man Stories; Indian Why Stories; Plenty-coups: Chief of the Crows; Pretty-shield: Medicine Woman of the Crows; and The Montana Stories of Frank B. Linderman, all available as Bison Books.
 
Celeste River is a Montana scholar, photographer, and research consultant who has lectured throughout the state on Frank B. Linderman.

Table of Contents

Why Skinkoot's arms are thin — The Frog and the Antelope — Co-pee — Coyote and Old-man's eyes — Coyote and Grizzly Bear — Boy and his wife — Deer-persons — Coyote's adventures — Old-man and the Thunder-birds - War with Up-there-persons — The Rabbit-person — The Skunk-person — Coyote and Buffalo Bull — The story of Little Rock — Stealing the Springtime.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780803279728
Introduction:
River, Celeste
Author:
River, Celeste
Introduction by:
River, Celeste
Introduction:
River, Celeste
Illustrator:
Bull, Charles Livingston
Author:
River, Celeste
Author:
Linderman, Frank B.
Author:
Linderman, Frank Bird
Publisher:
Unp - Bison Books
Location:
Lincoln :
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Native American Studies
Subject:
Short Stories (single author)
Subject:
Industries
Subject:
Folklore
Subject:
Folklore & Mythology - Folklore
Subject:
Tales
Subject:
Kutenai Indians.
Subject:
Tales -- Montana.
Subject:
Kootenai Indians
Subject:
Industries - General
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - Native American Studies
Subject:
Montana
Subject:
Native American-General Native American Studies
Edition Number:
Authorized ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
MT437
Publication Date:
19971131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Illus
Pages:
173
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.5 in 0.5 lb

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"Synopsis" by , While trapping in Montana during the 1880s, young Frank B. Linderman listened to stories and legends told by Kootenai Indians around their campfires. In 1926 he translated the tales for KOOTENAI WHY STORIES. These stories explain the "why" of nature--such as why the coyote has thin legs. Linderman's retelling captures the mystery and spirit of a forested world. Illustrated.
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