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The Book Of The Omaha: Literature Of The Omaha People, Paul Olson, Wallace Wade Miller (Thio-Um-Baska) Jan 1979

The Book Of The Omaha: Literature Of The Omaha People, Paul Olson, Wallace Wade Miller (Thio-Um-Baska)

Faculty Publications -- Department of English

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Preface ..................................... ix

I. The Creation .................................. 1

II. When Man Came to the Earth .................... .4

III. The Bringing to the Creation of a New Life ........... 5

IV. The Osage Creation Story ........................ 7

V. The Child is Placed in the Cosmos, in the Tribe, and in the Tribe's Fight .............. 9

VI. The Sacred Pole ............................... 15

VII. The Divisions of the Tribe and Colors .............. 19

VIII. Corn ....................................... 22

IX. The Buffalo Hunt ............................. 27

X. Ponca Buffalo Ritual (related) ................... .46

XI. The Corn Song

XII. Another Osage Creation Story .................... 53

XIII. The Omaha Creation Hymn ...................... 60

The Bedtime Stories

The ...


A Few Great Stories Of The Santee People, Edna Peniska, Paul Robertson, Robert Frerichs, Paul A. Olson Jan 1979

A Few Great Stories Of The Santee People, Edna Peniska, Paul Robertson, Robert Frerichs, Paul A. Olson

Faculty Publications -- Department of English

Told by Many Nineteenth Century Santee and by Edna Peniska and Paul Robertson of the Modern Santee.

Gathered and Edited by Robert Frerichs and Paul A. Olson.

The fact that every known culture and civilization has acquired some sort of set of sacred stories is important. The eleven sacred stories in this work have multiple purposes. They possess a value as sheer entertainment; they also tell truths and lessons which explain the meaning of existence. Thus the Santee listener could fmd his place in the world and achieve an inner harmony through hearing stories. The characters in these stories are ...


The Book Of The Pawnee: Pawnee Stories For Study And Enjoyment, Marge Critcher, Carolyn Boyum, Patti Huff, Paul Olson, Rosemary Bergstrom Jan 1979

The Book Of The Pawnee: Pawnee Stories For Study And Enjoyment, Marge Critcher, Carolyn Boyum, Patti Huff, Paul Olson, Rosemary Bergstrom

Faculty Publications -- Department of English

I. Meeting the Pawnee ............................... 1

II. Pawnee Beliefs .................................. . 3

The Pawnee Creation Story ...................... 3

The Boy Who Was Sacrificed ..................... 8

III. Pawnee Hero Stories ............................. 14

Lone Chief ................................. 14

Little Warrior's Counsel. ................ . . . .... 27

IV. Pawnee Folk Tales ............................... 30

The Snake Brother ........................... 30

Mosquitoes ................................. 37

V. Boy Stories .................................... 39

The Boy Who Talked with Lightning .............. 39

The Boy and the Wonderful Robe ............... .42

The Boys, the Thunderbird, and the Water Monster .. 50

VI. Coyote Stories .................................. 54

Coyote and the Blind Buffalo ................... 54

Coyote and the Turkeys ....................... 55

Coyote and Eagle ............................ 56

Coyote and Bear ............................. 59