Old Indian Legends

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Author: Zitkala-Sa (Red Bird; also Gertrude Simmons Bonnin)
Language: English
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 91.4
LoC Category: GR
Audiobook: www.archive.org
Downloads: 2,287
mnybks.net#: 7726
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genres: Myth, Audiobook

Fourteen stories featuring Iktomi, the Native American Trickster god.

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dance. It was a difficult dance for the curious folk.

At length one of the dancers could close his eyes no longer! It was a Skiska who peeped the least tiny blink at Iktomi within the center of the circle. "Oh! oh!" squawked he in awful terror! "Run! fly! Iktomi is twisting your heads and breaking your necks! Run out and fly! fly!" he cried. Hereupon the ducks opened their eyes. There beside Iktomi's bundle of songs lay half of their crowd--flat on their backs.

Out they flew through the opening Skiska had made as he rushed forth with his alarm.

But as they soared high into the blue sky they cried to one another: "Oh! your eyes are red-red!" "And yours are red-red!" For the warning words of the magic minor strain had proven true. "Ah-ha!" laughed Iktomi, untying the four corners of his blanket, "I shall sit no more hungry within my dwelling." Homeward he trudged along with nice fat ducks in his blanket. He left the little straw hut for the rains and winds to pull down.

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